Cheshire East falls prevention awareness week
Cheshire East Council is promoting a falls prevention awareness week to help reduce the number of falls by elderly residents. The aim of this week which runs from 18 September - 24 September 2023, is to raise awareness of how the risk of falls can be reduced to help older people to continue to live well.
Falls Lead’s funded by the Council will be holding drop-in sessions in the foyer of local GP Practices involving falls screenings, blood pressure checks and mobility aid checks. These sessions include:
Monday 18th September
Waters Green Medical Centre, Macclesfield
Knutsford Community Hospital
Tuesday 19th September:
Congleton War Memorial Hospital
Eagle Bridge Medical Centre, Crewe (afternoon only)
Wednesday 20th September:
Eagle Bridge Medical Centre, Crewe (morning only)
Wilmslow Health Centre, Wilmslow
Thursday 21st September:
Friday 22nd September:
Church View, Nantwich
Monday 25th September:
Alsager Health Centre
Note: drop-ins run from 9am-4pm unless stated
Cuppa and Chat Sessions
Cuppa and chat sessions are also being run at Stand Strong classes in Cheshire East. Anyone aged 65 and over can come along to find out more about them.
Stand Strong classes are offered by the One You Cheshire service for people aged 65 and over to help improve balance and mobility and reduce the risk of falling. See the One You website for further details. Other falls classes can also be viewed on Live Well.
How to Reduce Your Risk of Falls
See the Live Well Falls Prevention web page for more information on other steps you can take to reduce your risk of a fall. You can also pick up a copy of the Cheshire Falls Prevention booklet at your local library.