Falls Prevention Month – Wearing Proper Footwear

Did you know that 1 in 3 Alberta seniors fall every year? This fall prevention month, learn some ways to prevent falls – such as wearing proper footwear.

❄️ Wear supportive footwear inside and outside your home.

❄️ Avoid walking in bare feet, stockings or floppy slippers with an open heel.

❄️ Wear shoes that allow room for your feet to swell.

❄️ Buy shoes with laces or Velcro® closures to ensure a proper fit.

❄️ Wear shoes with a non-slip tread.

❄️ Add ice grips to your footwear in the winter, and wear winter boots that will grip snow and ice.

Learn more tips to prevent falls at https://findingbalancealberta.ca/.

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