I am having difficulty recruiting people to attend the falls education sessions that our organisation runs, what should I do?

You may need to revisit what you have named your program and how you are promoting it. Recent research has shown that those at risk of falls do not generally think they are, nor do they think a fall will happen to them. Also if they have fallen, they tend to think it was just an accident and it won’t happen again.

Therefore it may be best to not call your program, Falls Prevention or Preventing Falls, rather terms such as Staying Healthy, Staying Independent & Safe at Home, are considered more acceptable to people as they age.

Another strategy may be to consult with your local hospital or GP practice and promote the sessions to the staff and also to the people who visit these services.

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