From Fall Prevention Month to Finding Balance, programs and awareness initiatives are offered across Canada, both regionally and nationally, to prevent serious injuries from falls.
Together In Movement and Exercise (TIME)
TIME is a community-based program welcoming people with balance and mobility challenges to exercise. It focuses on functional mobility exercises, done mostly in standing, with hand supports available to assist with balance. The program is designed by physiotherapists at Toronto Rehab, and led by TIME-trained fitness instructors in community centres across the country.
Finding Balance is a public awareness campaign designed to increase awareness of slips, trips, and falls among older adults. The campaign provides information for practitioners as well as resources they can use for older adults. Finding Balance was developed by the Injury Prevention Centre at the University of Alberta. Unique resources have been developed by many provinces specific to their population.
Finding Balance Newfoundland and Labrador: Eastern Health Region
Finding Balance Newfoundland and Labrador has two websites for two of their health regions. This website is for their Eastern Health Region. Both websites provide information on the Finding Balance Campaign with posters available. Other resources link to Fall Prevention Month.
Stay On Your Feet
Stay on Your Feet (SOYF) is a falls prevention strategy used across Northeastern Ontario communities to help older adults stay active, independent, and on their feet. SOYF offers a variety of falls prevention resources, free exercise classes in the community, and opportunities for networking, and training.
Stay On Your Feet – Northeastern Ontario Region
The Stay on Your Feet strategy of Northeastern Ontario provides resources for older adults and healthcare providers focused on reducing falls and fall-related injuries and supporting older adults to stay active, social and strong