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Falls can be serious and lower your quality of life. Stay mobile and independent by reducing your risk of falls.

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Don’t depend on luck to keep yourself from falls. Take control of your personal safety today. Simply understand the risks and practise our five simple tips to prevent falls from happening.

5 Simple Tips to Prevent Falls

Keep your home safe and neat

Your home may not be as safe as you think.The majority of falls among seniors happen at home.

Watch this video to learn a few simple steps on how to make your home a safer place. Get more tips from our Home Safety Checklist.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Exercise regularly

Stay active to reduce your risk of falls.Exercising regularly will help your strength and balance.

Aim for 150 minutes of physical activity every week. In addition, do strength and balance exercises at least twice a week. Try these 7 Easy Exercises that you can do anytime, anywhere.

Keep your bones strong

Your bones can remain strong even as you age.Get enough calcium intake and sunlight exposure every day.

Strong bones will not break easily. By including more calcium-rich foods in your meals and boosting Vitamin D production in your body with sunlight, you can improve your bone health.

Have 1 more of these calcium-rich foods a day:
1 glass of high-calcium
1 glass of high-calcium
low-fat milk
(250ml)
1 glass of soybean milk with Healthier Choice Symbol (250ml)
1 glass of soybean
milk with Healthier
Choice Symbol
(250ml)
2 pieces of canned low-sodium sardines (140g)
2 pieces of canned
low-sodium sardines
(140g)
2 tbsp of non-fried ikan bilis
2 tbsp of
non-fried ikan bilis
2 square pieces of taukwa (200g)
2 square pieces
of taukwa
(200g)
1 cup of cooked soy beans (180g)
1 cup of cooked
soy beans
(180g)
1 small tub (150g) of low-fat yoghurt
1 small tub (150g)
of low-fat yoghurt
1 slice of cheese (20g)
1 slice of cheese
(20g)

Go for regular eye checks

Blurry vision is not a normal part of ageing.Good vision is essential for everyday life.

Visit an eye-care professional once a year to check your eyes. Treatments can be as simple as getting glasses with the right prescription.

Blurry vision is not a normal part of ageing.  

Wear well-fitting, non-slip shoes

Comfortable footwear don’t necessarily prevent falls.Minimise your risk of falling with the right footwear.

Wear well-fitting, non-slip shoes when you go out, even if it is a walk to the market.

Wear well-fitting, non-slip shoes  

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my falls prevention guidebook?

Pick up your copy from any of our partners while stocks last:

  • Community Centre
  • Guardian Health & Beauty1
  • Unity Pharmacy2
  • Watsons Personal Care Stores3

1 Available at all Guardian outlets (except stores in airport transit area). Visit https://www.guardian.com.sg/store-finder for more details.2 Available at all Unity outlets. Visit http://www.unity.com.sg/unity/locations/ for more details.3 Available at selected Watsons outlets. Visit http://bit.ly/2Hn5HTY for more details.

Complete this Home Safety Checklist to prevent falls:

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SUBSIDY AVAILABLE

Singapore citizen households can enjoy government subsidies for home improvement items under the Enhancement for Active Seniors (EASE) programme.

Visit www.hdb.gov.sg/EASE-Application or call 1800-933-2990 between 8am and 5pm on weekdays for more information.

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PARTICIPATE IN OUR EVENTS

To learn more about easy and simple tips to prevent falls at home, join our Home Safety Tour!

For more information and sign-up, contact Healthline at 1800 223 1313 or write to us at healthyageing@hpb.gov.sg

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