AGE partners in fall-awareness ‘Stay Strong Stay Steady' campaign’
The EU network for fall prevention, ProFouND, is launching on the occasion of the United Nations International Day of Older Persons, its '2015 Stay Strong Stay Steady Campaign' which seeks to promote active healthy ageing and independent living through physical activity. The campaign also includes an inter-generational dimension calling on older and younger people to work together to prevent falls.
As a partner of the European Stakeholders Alliance for Active Ageing through Falls Prevention, supporting the ProFouND10 objectives, AGE Platform Europe has co-signed the joint Declaration "Active ageing through preventing falls - Falls prevention is everyone's business" released as part of this campaign A series of different campaign-related packs and resources will be released, such the ProFouND Falls Prevention App, Stay Strong Stay Steady Leaflet and Poster; and a Flash Mob Instruction Pack.
Preventing falls being an important element in fostering independent living for longer, we strongly encourage your members to support the campaign through action at national, regional and local level campaigns in the course of the month of October.
ProFouND has issued a guide to help run campaign activities to raise awareness on fall prevention.
Some fall prevention exercices are explained in videos on the project website.