Older residents are being advised to beware of trips, falls and stumbles.

Age UK Richmond upon Thames is hosting a falls awareness event at its Twickenham Wellbeing Centre on June 20, from 1.30pm to 3.00pm.

Falls awareness week, from June 18 to June 22, offers an opportunity for older people, relatives and carers to find out more about falls and take part in local classes and services that can help prevent them.

Falls represent a serious problem for older people and occur in about 30 per cent of over-65s and 50 per cent of those aged over 80 every year, often resulting in serious physical and psychological consequences.