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'Get up and go' booklet aims to prevent falls

The risk of falling increases with age, with one in three people over 65 having a fall every year. A new handbook on falls prevention is being given to patients on non-emergency transport in Wales, as part of an initiative by Public Health Wales, the Welsh Ambulance Service and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy to tackle this problem.

The handbook, 'Get up and Go - a guide to staying steady' has lots of useful advice, including a reminder of the importance of regular eye tests and good lighting in the home. You can find out more and download the guide here.