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FALLSTOP Challenge Comes to Darwen Market Friday 6th March

A pop-up living room designed to help demonstrate fall hazards in the home will make its second appearance, as part of Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council’s FALLSTOP campaign, at Darwen Market on Friday 6th March 2015.

The FALLSTOP campaign aims to raise awareness of simple steps people can take to stay on their feet and carry on doing the activities they enjoy as they get older.

As part of the campaign, the FALLSTOP Challenge includes a mock-up living room, set-up to include common fall hazards.  Members of the public are invited to spot as many hazards as they can and everyone who takes part is entered into a free prize draw.

Councillor Mohammed Khan, the Council’s executive member for health and adult social care, said: “The FALLSTOP Challenge was a great success when it made its first appearance at The Mall in Blackburn in February.  Now appearing at the Market Hall at Darwen Market all day on Friday 6th March, we’re hoping more people will come along and take part.”

To take part in the Challenge just come along on the day.

Full hints and tips on fall prevention are available in the Council leaflet “FALLSTOP: Keeping you on your feet in Blackburn with Darwen” available at www.refreshbwd.com/.

For more information, contact the Council’s health and wellbeing advisers, who will be able to put you in touch with the service you need on 01254 682037 or email wellbeing@blackburn.gov.uk.

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