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Falkirk Community Trust Falls Prevention Programme

Last Updated: 12/10/2012

Falkirk Community Trust (Active/Step Forth) worked in partnership with Paths For All, NHS Forth Valley and other partners to develop a Falls Prevention initiative, incorporating Otago Strength and Balance exercises, health walks and gentle exercise into communities. This project looks to take falls prevention beyond the clinical setting and into communities so everyone can be proactive in maintaining their independence in older age.

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Falkirk Buggy Groups

Last Updated: 12/5/2012

New mums can often experience the feeling of social isolation and are overwhelmed by the responsibility and challenge of caring for a new baby. Adopting the philosophy that every health care contact is a health opportunity a network of buggy walks have developed across Falkirk. Walks provide an innovative approach to mother and baby contact with health professionals whilst maximising opportunities for health gain through social interaction, physical activity and lifelong learning

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