Falls are the leading cause of injury among older Americans. Each year, one in four Americans age 65+ will fall. Many falls are preventable. Iin addition to taking steps to reduce your chances of falling, you can also learn to fall safely. Volunteers from Kupuna Aikido will explain the basics of fall prevention and techniques you can use to fall safely, decreasing the severity of injury from falls. Learn how to help protect your head from injury, prevent or reduce significant injury such as broken hips, pelvis, arms, or shoulders. Please note that this is a demonstration and will not involve physical audience participation.
Safe Falling for Seniors
- September 23, 2023 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am at Kalihi-Palam Library (1325 Kalihi St, Honolulu). More info: Safe Falling for Seniors in Kalihi (librarieshawaii.org)
- October 7, 2023 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am. Kailua Library (239 Kuulei Rd, Kailua). More info: Safe Falling for Seniors in Kailua (librarieshawaii.org)