Parker Gallagher (left)

Slipping into some safe shoes

Fraser Health distributes new slippers to seniors at the Surrey Food Bank.

Parker Gallagher, left, tries on a pair of new slippers with the help of Fabio Feldman, Manager of Falls and Injury Prevention at Fraser Health.

 

Staff from Fraser Health were on hand at the Surrey Food Bank on Wednesday handing out slippers to seniors as part of Seniors Fall Prevention Week.

Many seniors are injured every year due to falls often caused by poor footwear, especially slippers.

“By partnering with the Surrey Food Bank and their senior depot program, we have identified low-income seniors who could benefit from bringing in their old slippers and exchanging them for new ones,” said Fabio Feldman, manager of Falls and Injury Prevention at Fraser Health.

More than 60 pairs of slippers were distributed throughout the day.

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