April Falls Month® is an annual campaign to raise awareness about the impact of falls and to promote the latest best practice fall prevention strategies. The overall campaign goal is to get active and improve balance for fall prevention.
The last year has been a gradual return to normal, however many activities and events have continued to be disrupted. This may have lead to a reduction in your social activities, exercise classes and general health. The Better Balance for Fall Prevention campaign, supported by COTA NSW, aims to help Australian’s find appropriate exercise programs to meet your needs and interests.
For optimal physical and mental health, it is recommended that all adults (regardless of age, health, or ability) do 30-60min of physical activity most days. To prevent falls and maintain independence this should include exercise or activities that improve strength and balance. Every bit of activity helps.
This page has been created to make it easy for you to find local exercise programs or Health professionals such as a Physiotherapist, Exercise Physiologist or Fitness trainer. We have also developed resources for Health Professionals to use to help you receive the latest evidence-based care. If you need advice on how to get started, speak to your local GP, Physiotherapist or Exercise Physiologist. Start slow and build up gradually. Every bit helps.
It’s never too late to get active!