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Meet the Remove Hazards grant recipients

With the next Stay On Your Feet® Remove Hazards campaign launching in September, Injury Matters congratulates the successful Remove Hazards grant recipients who have commenced planning their community-based grant programs.

Remove Hazards is one part of the Move Improve Remove messaging that encourages older adults to stay active, independent, and prevent falls. Remove Hazards looks at simple changes for preventing falls, focusing on home safety, feet and footwear, and eyesight.

Meet our successful Remove Hazards grant recipients for 2023.

Serpentine Jarrahdale Community Resource Centre

The Serpentine Jarrahdale Community Resource Centre will address the Make Your Home Safer, Check Your Eyesight, and Wear Safe Footwear aspects of the Remove Hazards campaign. This project aims to adapt the current and well-attended Keepfit fitness classes for older adults and incorporate educational topics into each class, focusing on vision-based hazards and avoiding risks, such as regular eye checks and wearing the correct shoes.

Shire of Carnarvon

This project will address the Make Your Home Safer, Check Your Eyesight, and Wear Safe Footwear aspects of the Remove Hazards campaign. The Shire of Carnarvon will deliver a series of three educational workshops based on these three themes and will involve a local Occupational Therapist, Optometrist, and Podiatrist as guest speakers.

The Make Your Home Safer workshop will also be complemented by developing and distributing Home Safety Kits for community members. These kits will contain items such as rug tape, anti-slip tape, contrast tape, and cable ties alongside the Stay On Your Feet® Home Safety Checklist and other relevant resources to enable participants to make their homes safer.

South West Women’s Health and Information Centre

The South West Women’s Health and Information Centre will address the Make Your Home Safer and Wear Safe Footwear aspects of the Remove Hazards campaign. This project aims to raise awareness among older adults of falls hazards in and around the home, practical strategies to avoid hazards, and safe footwear, through the development of a home and garden hazards installation and associated activities.

The South West Women’s Health and Information Centre will partner with several established community group committees and volunteers of Tommo’s Community Garden, the Capel and Districts Garden Club, and the Tuart Forrest Restoration Group.

Are you interested in being involved in one of these programs?

Get in touch with Jo Mania, our grants coordinator via [email protected] and we’ll connect you.

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