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Public urged to take part in online information session on staying active and keeping safe at home

09 March 2021
Members of the public in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area are being encouraged to take part in a virtual information session that will focus on staying active and keeping safe at home.
The session, which will take place on Tuesday 16th March at 2pm, is being organised by Oak Healthy Living Centre and is supported by the Public Health Agency. Council are also working in partnership on the event and will deliver a presentation on how to prevent accidents in the home. 
The session will be delivered by a physiotherapist who will discuss ways to stay healthy, and build and maintain strength and balance to help prevent falls, and the Western Trust's Falls Integrated Pathway Co-ordinator and the Co-ordinator for the Stepping On Programme will also be speaking at the event.
Attendees will receive free resources including an exercise DVD, an information booklet, non-slip socks and a pedometer.​
Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Cllr Brian Tierney, encouraged everyone to take part.
"Over the last year we have all been spending a lot of time at home, but particularly for our older generation they have had to adapt to being in their home a lot more.
"Falls and accidents can happen so easily, so this is a great opportunity to learn more about the simple ways that you can prevent them from happening.
"It's also very important that, even when at home, that you're keeping active and moving around, so this session will provide some innovative and creative ideas on how everyone can stay active.
"There's a great list of knowledgeable speakers so I would encourage everyone interested to register for what I'm sure will be an informative and enjoyable virtual session."
To register for the event, which will take place on Zoom on March 16th at 2pm, please contact: Davina Coulter, Health Promotion Coordinator, by emailing [email protected] or call/text 07593 446201.