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Published Friday 6 Apr 2018

Falling over isn’t part of the ageing process. Many falls are preventable and we want to help you stay on your feet and living the life you want to live.

One of the things we hear a lot is over 65s just don’t relate to the advice they receive about growing old. They don’t feel old and they certainly don’t feel at risk of a fall. But current data shows us that each year, one in three people aged 65 or over will fall. For people aged 80 and over, the risk increases to one in two. The fact is; when it comes to retirement one size does not fit all.

A booklet has been put together to provide practical advice – whether you’re still working, newly retired, or happily enjoying a long retirement – there is something in there for everyone.

http://www.livestronger.org.nz/assets/Uploads/Love-your-Independence.pdf

The Wairarapa DHB Facebook page will also be sharing stories and tips over the following weeks, and there is some excellent information at www.livestronger.org.nz