HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Falls are the leading cause of fatal injuries and injury related hospitalizations for people ages 65 and older. That's according to Kaiser Permanente. It's why they are holding a series of free seminars. The company wants to educate seniors about how to prevent falls by maintaining your eye health, checking your medication and clearing clutter.
Mae Lynne Swoboda is with Kaiser Permanente Prevention and Health Education. She appeared on Sunrise to teach Steve some exercises that seniors can do to maintain their strength and balance.
If you're interested in attending one of the seminars, the free classes will be held in June. Pre-registraion is required.
At the Leeward YMCA, a class will be held on June 1, 2016 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. To register for this one, call 808.671.6495
At the Kaiser Permanente Waipio Medical Office, one will be held on Jun 13, 2016 from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. Call 808.432.2260 to register.
At the Nuuanu YMCA, a class will be held on June 15, 2016 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. You can call 808.536.3556 to register.
On June 28, 2016, a seminar will be held at the Kaimuki-Waialae YMCA from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. To register for that one, call 808.737.5544.