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Worried about slips, trips and stumbles

If you have slipped, tripped, stumbled, or had a close call, you may be worried that you could hurt yourself if this happens again. You could be anxious about whether you can safely go about your normal day. Future falls are often preventable; there is plenty you can do to keep yourself safe, and a lot of support available from health services to keep you on your feet.

Get your copy of "Worried about slips, trips and stumbles"

You can read and download your own copy of this guide, or call us on 0800 12 44 222 to ask for a paper copy to be sent to you.

The key to staying as well as you can in later life are all about looking after yourself:

  • eating well, with the right balance of foods in your diet - see our Eat Well guide for advice
  • staying hydrated - our Hydration guide explains what to do and why this matters
  • being physically active - find out more in our Keeping active in later life guide
  • staying socially connected - call the Age Scotland helpline on 0800 12 44 222 to find out what's on in your community

Order copies of our publications

You can download our guides using the links on this page. To request copies, which will be posted out to you for free, you can use our online publications order form or call the Age Scotland Helpline (0800 12 44 222 Monday to Friday 9am-5pm).

The Age Scotland Helpline

Our free 0800 12 44 222 helpline is a free, confidential phone service for older people, their carers and families in Scotland. Lines are open Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm.

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