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The process of aging doesn't have to be difficult, but by being part of the Suffolk County prevention programs, you can stand on your own, be responsible, and do what is best for you.

Division of Preventive Medicine

The Division of Preventive Medicine offers three education programs that address falls and falls prevention to help senior citizens live healthy and independent lives Staying Independent for Life is a 2 hour falls prevention workshop that covers risk factors and fall reduction strategies Stepping On is a 7 week program that helps senior citizens develop specific knowledge and skills to prevent falls in community setting Tai Chi Moving for Better Balance is a falls prevention program that uses the principles of Tai Chi movement to help seniors improve their balance Nelida Zoeller: Falls Prevention Coordinator; Stepping On Leader and Staying Independent for Life instructor Mindy Giambalvo: Staying Independent for Life instructor.

Seniors Learn How To Reduce Falls At

Suffolk County's "Steppin On" Program.


Injury Prevention Committee

Recognizing the public health need for falls prevention, the Suffolk County Department of Health Services in 2009 began working with community partners from local agencies, hospitals, colleges and organizations to create an Injury Prevention Committee, the first of its kind in New York State.
  • AARP
  • Dominican Sisters Family Health Services
  • Eastern Long Island Hospital
  • Gentiva Home Health
  • Good Samaritan Hospital
  • John T. Mather Memorial Hospital
  • North Shore LIJ-Health System
  • Peconic Bay Medical Center
  • Retired Senior and Volunteer Program
  • St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center
  • St. Charles Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Stony Brook University Medical center
  • Suffolk County Department of Health Services
  • Suffolk County Office for Aging
  • YMCA of Long Island

Community Partners

  • YMCA of Long Island
  • St. Catherine of Siena Hospital
  • John T. Mather Memorial Hospital
  • Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center
  • Huntington Hospital
  • Peconic Bay Medical Center
  • St. Charles Hospital
  • Lindenhurst Eye Physicians & Surgeons, P.C