Stay On Your Feet® Week 2012
Stay On Your Feet® Week 2012
9 - 15 September 2012
Stay On Your Feet® Week aims to promote healthy active ageing in WA and raise awareness within the community that falls are preventable and not a consequence of ageing.
Stay On Your Feet® Week 2012 has had another successful year. The Week was launched with an ‘Experience Tai Chi’ event in Alfred Cove on Friday 7 September. More than 200 people attended with the majority taking part in the Tai Chi. A presentation by pharmacist Deidre Criddle informed participants on the Nine Steps To Stay On Your Feet® whilst Falls Specialists offered free balance testing.
It was a great day which increased motivation to prevent falls, with 37% of participants identifying themselves as highly motivated at the start of the day compared to 68% at the end of the morning’s activities.
For the first time a regional launch was also held, with the Tai Chi theme in Kalgoorlie. Over 140 organisations throughout the state, from Christmas Island to Esperance, hosted events during the Week promoting good health and active ageing, with 70 receiving a small grant to assist.
Key messaging was promoted through The West Australian, Radio West, RAC Horizon Magazine and Curtin FM leading up to and during the Week. As a result, an influx of information enquiries have been received through the Stay On Your Feet WA® Falls Resource Information Centre.
Launch of Stay On Your Feet® Week 2012
2012 Event Overviews
The community groups who received funding in 2012 were asked to complete an event overview to discuss their event, the way they went about promoting it and what they felt were particularly successful parts of their event. You can read ten event overviews below, all of which contain great ideas you can use to host your own event in 2013.
- City of Bayswater
- City of Subiaco
- Continence Advisory Service of WA
- Dale Cottages Inc.
- Denmark Health Service
- McDougall Farm Community Garden
- Northern and Remote Country Health Service
- Osborne Park Hospital
- Shire of Murray
- Westonia Community Resource Centre
Experience Tai Chi and learn more steps to Stay On Your Feet®
When: Friday 7 September, 10am
Where: Tompkins On The Swan (Corner Dunkley Avenue and Canning Highway, Alfred Cove)
Calendar of Events for Stay On Your Feet® Week 2012
Interested in participating in an event? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the Calendar of Events.
Resource and merchandise orders now closed for Stay On Your Feet® Week 2012. For regular resource orders available all year round, please click here.
Please contact Emily Anderson on ph: 9420 7212 or email@example.com for more information.
Information for Stay On Your Feet® Week Coordinators
Below are a few documents to assist with the organising and planning of you event;
- Communication Kit (all the information you need to know about coordinating and promoting your Stay On Your Feet® Week event) Click Here
A4 Flyer Template (for you to design your own personalised flyer) Click Here
Event Planner Booklet (although grants have now closed for Stay On Your Feet® Week, this document give you some great ideas for your event) Click Here
Grants Now Closed for 2012.
Funding grants of up to $1,000 inclusive of GST will be available for events on any day during Sunday 9th to Saturday 15th September 2012.
Stay On Your Feet® Week 2012 important dates click here
- Grant Applications Close - Friday 29th June 2012
- Written notification of successful Grants - Monday 16th July 2012
- Resource Orders Due - Friday 3rd August 2012
- Stay On Your Feet® Week 2012 - Sunday 9th - 15th September 2012
- Grant Acquittal Due - Monday 22nd October 2012
Please carefully read the event planner booklet for grant application instructions. (click below)
2012 Stay On Your Feet Week Application® Form
For more information please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Stay On Your Feet® Week is coordinated by ICCWA, on behalf of the Department of Health WA.