05 May 2017
Care home residents have been adding their own artistic touch to add a splash of colour to their dull grey walking aids.
Stockton Borough Council is running the “Make my Zimmer Shimmer” campaign to try and reduce the frequency of falls.
Residents have been personalising their walking aids using ribbons, foam, glitter and other colourful materials to make them easier to see.
Councillor Jim Beall, the council’s cabinet member for adult services and health, said: “The idea of decorating a walking aid may be a simple and fun one but it could have a big impact when it comes to keeping people in care homes safe.
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