Corrections and late breaking news!
Correction, December 2012 issue, page 18. Story: “Small group environmentally aware Adriatic tours”, last paragraph should read:
News just in:
Volunteers wanted (aged 65 years and above)
A research study is being undertaken at Victoria University, entitled “Sensors and Actuators: A New Approach to Falls Prevention in Older Adults”, by Prof. Rezaul Begg, Dr Daniel Lai and Ms Braveena Santhiranayagam. The study focuses on the feasibility of using a shoe‐mounted sensor system for detecting tripping risks during walking in older adults. We are looking for healthy male and female volunteers to take part in the walking experiment.
The study requires:
• Healthy adults aged 65 and above
• Willing to walk on a treadmill for 15-20 mins and overground for 5 – 10 mins.
• Have not experienced any falls in the past 2 years
In return we offer you:
• A personalized report on your foot movement and risk of fall
• A return taxi fare or transportation
• Light refreshments
The program takes place at: Victoria University, Footscray Park Campus, Corner of Ballarat Road and Princess Hwy, Footscray, VIC 3011.
For further information please contact Braveena
Phone: 9919 9227 (10 am – 4 pm; Monday ‐ Friday)
Page 16 – May 2011 issue – in the ‘Body Bites’ article, the phone number and website to contact the Royal Melbourne Hospital Emergency volunteer program is incorrect. The correct website is www.mh.org.au, and the phone number should be 9342 7543.
Page 3 article, May issue 2010, ‘Bring them Home’ by Tess Lawrence. Please note that the correct email address to contact Mary Harvey is firstname.lastname@example.org
Page 17, May issue 2010, ‘Are these the cheapest waterfront homes available?’ Note that the correct phone number to contact Pelican Shores Estate is 03 5250 1382.