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KEEPING YOUR INDEPENDENCE

Virtual Trek Around New Brunswick

To help raise awareness about fall prevention during the month of November, Finding Balance NB is glad to be able to continue to support the Virtual Trek around New Brunswick.

 

Throughout Fall Prevention Month, participants use their Activity Journal to note the number of steps and/or the amount of physical activity in minutes that were completed each day. At the end of the month, the number of steps taken during each week can be added to calculate the total number of steps taken during the month. 

In addition, participants are encouraged to reflect and discuss the four recommended ways to prevent falls during the month of November, one for each week of the month: Staying Physically Active, Watching Your Steps, Checking Your Medications and Speaking Up About Concerns. 

 

We hope you join us this November.  great opportunity to get more physically active while learning about fall prevention together. For information about how to get involved in the Virtual Trek, please consult the sections below.

Join the Movement

Anyone can join the Virtual Trek Around New Brunswick. This can be a great opportunity to get physically active while learning about fall prevention together. In addition, this can be a good way to have a friendly competition to see who moved more during each week of the month. 

 

This is why many say that the Virtual Trek presents a great opportunity to get in touch with family and friends for fun and informative activities, regardless of the age.

 

If you are interested in participating, please click on the following image for a copy of the newly updated Activity Journal.

Getting Your Community Involved

While you, your family and friends are free to join the Virtual Trek regardless of where you live, you can also help to encourage your whole community to participate.

 

However, this requires some coordination with your municipality to help organize important aspects of the community version of the Virtual Trek such as setting up an event at the end of the month to collect all participants' Activity Journal, celebrate everyone's involvement and draw prizes for eligible participants who each have a chance to win, regardless of the amount of physical activity completed.

For more information, please click on the following Trekking Together information sheet.

Share Your Experience

Whether you choose to Stay Physically Active alone or in groups, the goal is to reduce your risk of falling by gradually improving your strength and balance no matter what types of activity you prefer.

 

Interested in sharing your experience with others? We would love to hear from you. Please share your short story along with your photos or videos which could be eventually posted on this website or on our social media pages. Please click on the following link to to share your experience with us.

Resources

 

  • Virtual Trek Activity Journal

    • Developed by NB Trauma

  • Trekking Together

    • Developed by NB Trauma

MEDICAL DISCLAIMER

The information contained on this website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your primary care provider or a qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding any medical condition, or before beginning any exercise program.

Toll-Free Seniors Information Line 

 

The toll-free Seniors Information Line provides a traditional method of speaking with a bilingual, customer-service oriented telephone agent. For basic information about provincial programs and services for older adults, their family and caregivers please contact:

1-855-550-0552

Tele-Care 

 

If you or someone you know requires non-urgent health advice or information, call Tele-Care. A registered nurse will assess your needs and provide information, education and/or advice as required. For access to this confidential and bilingual toll-free telephone service, 24 hours a day, seven days a week please dial:

8-1-1

For medical emergencies, call  911  immediately or visit your local emergency department.

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