Published On: August 28th, 2023 /

Spring into Action to Prevent Falls

Spring is here! With the weather warming up and the days getting longer, it’s a great time to head outdoors, get active and take action to prevent falls.

Did you know being active can reduce the risk of falls? In fact, research has shown that doing regular exercise can reduce fall risk in older adults by 23%, with high challenge balance combined with functional strength exercise having the best effect!

Spring to Action is an initiative led by Northern Sydney LHD Health Promotion, supported by the NSW Fall Prevention and Healthy Ageing Network. This September, spring into action and help us reduce fall risk among our older friends, family and community.

You can access a range of resources to get your patients and clients moving and engaging in activity to stay strong and prevent falls:

  • Take the Spring into Action Quiz (and test your colleagues)

  • Find local exercise programs suitable for older adults, such as Healthy Lifestyle, Healthy & Active for Life and Stepping On

  • Access your Primary Health Network’s Health Pathways to find local clinics and services to help with falls prevention
  • Access falls prevention information sheets

For more information and Spring into Action resources:

For local exercise programs: Active & Healthy website

Published On: August 28th, 2023 / Categories: Community Care, Fall Prevention, Healthy ageing / Tags: , /