The Shire of Carnarvon Receives $3,600 Funding from Injury Matters to Enhance Fall-Prevention Initiatives

Published on Monday, 3 July 2023 at 6:00:00 PM

The Shire of Carnarvon is thrilled to announce that it has been awarded a grant of $3,600 from Injury Matters as part of the Stay on Your Feet program. This funding will play a crucial role in supporting the Shire's efforts to improve the safety and well-being of its residents, particularly senior citizens, through a series of fall-prevention workshops scheduled to take place between September and November 2023.

The Shire of Carnarvon is committed to fostering a safe and healthy community for all its residents. With falls identified as the leading cause of injury in our region, resulting in hospitalisations that burden both our people and our healthcare system, the implementation of these fall-prevention workshops becomes a vital initiative to address this issue head-on. The workshops will focus on three key areas: making homes safer, checking eyesight, and wearing safer footwear.

By aligning its programming with the vision outlined in the Community Strategic Plan, "Carnarvon will be a place where our health and learning opportunities serve our community," the Shire of Carnarvon aims to create an environment where health and learning opportunities are prioritised and accessible to all members of the community. These workshops are just one step towards achieving this vision, as they directly contribute to improving the overall health and well-being of Carnarvon's senior residents.

The Make Your Home Safer workshop will provide valuable insights into identifying and rectifying potential hazards within homes, ultimately reducing the risk of falls. Check Your Eyesight will emphasise the importance of regular eye examinations and raise awareness of how impaired vision can contribute to falls. The Wear Safer Footwear workshop will educate participants on the selection of appropriate footwear to enhance stability and minimise the chances of accidents.

The Shire of Carnarvon would like to extend its sincere gratitude to Injury Matters for their generous funding contribution. Without their support, these fall-prevention workshops would not have been possible. The Shire is proud to collaborate with Injury Matters and other stakeholders to improve the well-being and safety of our community members.

We encourage all residents, particularly seniors, to participate in these workshops and take advantage of this invaluable opportunity to learn essential fall-prevention strategies. Together, we can create a Carnarvon that is safe, healthy, and supportive of all its residents.

To find out more about the program planned to be delivered in September and November 2023, visit or contact the Shire on (08) 9941 0000 or email

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