Our podiatry service is now getting a helping hand from volunteers, who have been in training to provide a valuable service to people over the age of 50 who can’t manage it themselves – cutting their toenails.
Mobility and age-related health problems can hinder people’s ability to clip their own toenails, but the volunteers from Top Toes, a registered charity, are now offering help at Falkirk Community Hospital in Westburn Avenue on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
The project began after a pilot by Age Concern for people over 50 with no underlying health medical conditions.
“It’s rare that you can have a simple idea that makes such a difference to the day to day lives of our older population,” said volunteer co-ordinator Fiona Wilson.
“Our clients are very appreciative of our service, and while we are focused on building up the service in Falkirk Community Hospital we are working towards being able to provide the service more locally in communities throughout the area.”
Taking care of your feet is important at any age but is essential in later years and improves mobility, comfort, confidence and independence, giving a better quality of life.