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Company supports fall prevention program

(From left) Donna Grainger, EKFH accepts the donation of hip protectors from Surrena Lemay, Medichair Kootenay Boundary. - Photo submitted
(From left) Donna Grainger, EKFH accepts the donation of hip protectors from Surrena Lemay, Medichair Kootenay Boundary.
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Representatives from MediChair Kootenay Boundary recently visited hospitals in Cranbrook, Fernie, Invermere and Creston with a promotion of Bauerfeind compression stockings and bracing products.

While the main purpose was to raise the awareness to the benefits of the products and encourage a few sales, the visits also had a charitable goal.

Surrena Lemay of MediChair reports, “We were so fortunate to be put up display tables in the local hospitals and even more excited knowing that with any items sold during the promotional visits MediChair would be donating fall prevention items back to the community through East Kootenay Foundation for Health.”

After the month long promotion was completed the team at MediChair Kootenay Boundary presented the foundation with 17 sets of hip saver soft sweats and wrap & snaps that are being distributed to the hospital physiotherapy departments.

Hip protectors can be highly effective in preventing fall-related hip fractures in the elderly and are a welcomed addition to the regional fall prevention program.

MediChair Kootenay Boundary, a proud supporter of East Kootenay Foundation for Health.   For more information on Bauerfeind compression stockings and braces visit

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