The Grey Bruce Fall Prevention and Intervention Program is designed to address the needs of the community and older adults at various risk levels of falling. The Grey Bruce Fall Prevention and Intervention program committee includes partners from across the continuum of care.
To reduce the incidence and severity of falls and fall-related injuries among older adults in Grey Bruce through an integrated system of evidence-based fall prevention, intervention and management initiatives.
Grey Bruce Walking Groups Resource
During the winter months, many factors can cause a slip, fall or injury. This brochure and poster provide information on the benefits of keeping active all year long and tips to keep you safe. For copies of this resource, contact the health unit at 1-800-263-3456.
The Staying on Your Feet guide can be used by healthcare providers and older adults to identify what puts you at risk for falls, learn how to prevent falls and find resources.
Public Health Agency of Canada – Aging and Seniors
McMaster Optimal Aging Portal
Blog Posts form the McMaster Optimal Aging Portal.
The Canadian 24 Hour Movement Guidelines for Adults 65+
Public Health Agency of Canada – Age-Friendly Rural and Remote Communities: A Guide
Age Friendly Communities Canada
Creating a more inclusive Ontario: age-friendly community planning guide for municipalities and community organizations
You Can Prevent Falls – Public Health Agency of Canada
Falls in seniors – Parachute
Fall Prevention Month: Information for Older Adults and Caregivers
Safe for Elders, Safe for All: Prevent Falls
Home Safety Guide for Older Adults
The Safe Living Guide – Public Health Agency of Canada
Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Adults aged 65 years and older
Visit www.southwesthealthline.ca to find information about local exercise and fitness programs.
Meds Check Program in Ontario
For more information about preventing falls and getting the care you need in your home and in the community:
Home and Community Care Support Services South West
Home and Community Care (healthcareathome.ca)
1-800-811-5146 or TTY Toll Free: 1-800-811-5147
To learn more about fall prevention programs in your community:
The Healthline – Health Services for Grey and Bruce - southwesthealthline.ca
211 Ontario – www.211ontario.ca – Dial 2-1-1
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