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Celebrating Peer Educators this National Volunteer Week

This National Volunteer Week, Injury Matters is highlighting the invaluable contribution of our volunteer peer educators working to educate the WA community about falls.

Injury Matters volunteers generously dedicate their time and effort to empowering the WA community with falls prevention information in an approachable, engaging way. Their efforts in educating communities on falls prevention strategies have undoubtedly made a significant impact in preventing falls-related injuries.

This week, Injury Matters treated our Volunteers, including Jo Godecke, with lunch at the Italian Kitchen and a Peddle Perth experience tour, thanks to a generous grant from Volunteering WA and LotteryWest.

Jo Godecke has been volunteering with Injury Matters since 2015 after hearing about the peer education role on a Curtin radio advertisement.

Her advice to others interested in volunteering is to take up the challenge, as the rewards are great, and although it can be daunting, the community is very receptive and encouraging.

Whether facilitating community presentations or helping out at events, Injury Matters volunteers can make a meaningful difference in promoting active, healthy ageing in numerous ways.

Find out more about volunteering for Injury Matters and educating older adults about how to prevent falls and falls-related injuries below.

Originally published on 24 May 2024

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