"STAY ON YOUR FEET"
A FALLS PREVENTION MUSICAL THEATRE PROJECT
It’s all about
preventing injuries from falls in older adults.
Chose from four different shows: Each play is
an entertaining lesson about common hazards in
the home or around town, and offers clear, simple
tips and advice on how to stay safe.
Falls prevention is a serious concern. In Grey
& Bruce Counties, Ontario, Canada, we have
consistently had a higher rate of hospitalization
that the provincial average. Spending our health
care dollars on prevention is a wise choice. Injuries
from falls, and fear of falling, lead to a serious
decline in the quality of life. Yet we know that
most falls are predictable and preventable and
there is much we can do.
You can be a part of what can be done.
Performances are about 30 minutes in
length with a question and answer period at the end.
Presentations are given to older adults wherever they
gather: at clubs, churches, conventions, residential
complexes, parks and seniors’ centres. The troupes
in Durham, Walkerton, Wiarton and Owen Sound have met
with such success and are having so much fun that they
are continuing to perform indefinitely. For availability
contact the actors below.
“BRUNO AND ALICE: A LOVE STORY”
When two seniors fall for each other, they fall into
more than they expected. Bruno keeps getting swept off
his feet. What will Alice do?
This hilarious musical comedy has entertained and enlightened
audiences across Southern Ontario and in England. A
huge success. Adapted from the script from Health Canada…
and never quite the same show twice in a row. Featuring
Ted Codack (formerly seen on the hit TV show “Pig
and Whistle”) and Audrey Otter from Durham, Ontario.
Contact Ted -
or Audrey at at 519-369-3625.
“STAY ON YOUR FEET”
in the Walkerton area
Friendly neighbours help each other out. Sometimes getting
out of the house – or even around the kitchen
– can be a tricky affair. But not for her: she’s
Created by the performance group. This show is presented
around the Hanover / Walkerton area.
Contact Audrey Otter at 519-369-3625
“STAY ON YOUR FEET:
A FAMILY AFFAIR” in Wiarton and
the Bruce Peninsula area
He says “It’s about Mother. What are we
going to do with her?” But look at Roy and his
sister! Who really has the problem? Mixing pills and
alcohol, slipping in the shower, tripping on junk, rushing
into disaster at every turn. A family misadventure.
A musical comedy created and performed by the group.
Contact Arthur Haley at 519-534-1346.
“THE CASE OF THE
in the Owen Sound area
The Colonel falls to his death down a flight of stairs
at the local museum. Bea and her friend Miss Markle
are on the case to solve the mystery. Along the way,
Bea learns how easily it might have been her.
Written by Joan Chandler, with original lyrics by David
Contact Susan Morison at
or Joan MacDonnell at
For more information about the “Stay On Your Feet”
Falls Prevention Program please contact the program
Marguerite Thomas, B.Sc.N.,
Public Health Nurse, Injury Prevention Program
Grey Bruce Health Unit,
30 Park St. Walkerton ON N0G 2V0
519-881-1920; 1-800-821-7714 Fax: 519-881-3920
"Stay On Your Feet" is a production of The
Grey Bruce Health Unit, in collaboration with Sheatre
and with the generous support of The Ontario Neurotrauma