Parkerville’s Glynne Beaver a legend of the fall as part of Stay on Your Feet campaign


Use it or lose it: Glynne Beaver says seniors need to work on maintaining and building balance as they age.
Picture: David Baylis        www.communitypix.com.au   d453898
Use it or lose it: Glynne Beaver says seniors need to work on maintaining and building balance as they age. Picture: David Baylis        www.communitypix.com.au d453898

PARKERVILLE resident Glynne Beaver is urging elderly residents to stay on their feet to maintain good health and avoid falls.

The volunteer has worked with the Injury Control Council of WA as part of the Stay on Your Feet program for five years.

Stay on your Feet is a falls prevention program for older adults living in the community, promoting ways to keep active and alert to prevent slips, trips and falls.

Glynne said she enjoyed getting out in her area and talking to fellow older adults about how to prevent slips, trips and falls.

“Falls are a serious issue for people as they get older, with one in three people over the age of 65 having a fall each year,” she said.

The retired physiotherapist is passionate about preventing falls and encouraging people to value balance.

“Maintaining and building balance as we get older is important for preventing falls.

“As they say, if you don’t use it you lose it,” she said.

Everyone who attends presentations will receive a free Stay On Your Feet® information pack.

Call 1300 30 35 40 or visit www.stayonyourfeet.com.au.