October 25, 2023
We take walking for granted. But we are not born with the ability to walk. Walking takes a lot of practice. Think about it—it takes a long time before a 1-year-old is able to walk. Walking requires precise coordination of muscles. Walking also requires the brain to coordinate incoming signals with outgoing messages to the appropriate muscles so they can respond. Any breakdown in this process can cause a person to lose balance and fall. As we get older, our bodies change. These changes increase our risk of falling.
Falls not only cause physical injuries but also shatter confidence, leading to reduced mobility and independence. By creating safe environments, promoting regular exercise, and ensuring proper healthcare, we empower kupuna and others to live fuller, healthier lives
Join the Alzheimer's Association - Hawaii and Stanley Michaels, MFA, Senior Fall Prevention Specialist with the Hawaii State Department of Health Emergency Medical Services and Injury Prevention Branch for a webinar on fall prevention:
Wednesday, October 25 | 12 - 1 PM | via Zoom
Register here: tinyurl.com/fallprev2023