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AARP Hawai`i Offers Free Fall Safety Webinar for Kupuna

Kupuna can learn to reduce the risk of serious injury from falling at a free online class sponsored by AARP Hawai`i and Kupuna Aikido.

According to the Department of Health, falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injury and about three-quarters of those who die or are hospitalized from falls are kupuna.

The Falling Safely for Kupuna webinar on Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 10 a.m. will demonstrate the basics of safe falling techniques through aikido. Kupuna Aikido teaches an ABC method of fall prevention – A for awareness, B for balance and C for control. The online class is a demonstration only and participants should not physically participate.

To register for a Zoom link, go to aarp.cvent.com/fall9-14 or visit the AARP Hawai`i Facebook page and click on AARP Upcoming Events.

Kupuna Aikido is a nonprofit organization made up of volunteer senior aikido instructors who are concerned about kupuna falling and getting hurt. The class uses principles of aikido to teach kupuna how to prevent falls and to fall in a way to avoid serious injury.

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