SHOPPERS at Cirencester’s Dobbie’s garden centre last week got the chance to put their best foot and learn how to prevent falls.

The centre’s chiropody clinic Shuropody offered free foot assessments as part of Falls Awareness Week and Denise Nethercott of Fit for Life – a company helping older people with exercise – was also on hand with advice on how to prevent falls.

Denise said many older people are wary of exercise but it could be an important part of their lifestyles.

"It can make a real difference to their balance and strength and, as a result, everyday life activities," she said.

"You are never too old to start."