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Suffolk County Health Department Offers Model Falls Prevention Workshops to Mature Residents

Categories: Health Services | Author: gknutson | Posted: 2/1/2018 | Views: 2515

     Programs Offer Seniors a Greater Chance to Stay Independent for Life


Commissioner of Health Services, Dr. James Tomarken, invites mature residents to attend Suffolk County’s national award-winning program focused on falls prevention. The program is intended to empower mature adults to engage in behaviors that reduce the risks of falls, improve self-management, and improve their quality of life.


‘Stepping On,’ a CDC model program, comprises a seven-week workshop that focuses on balance and strength, home and community safety, vision, safe footwear and medication review. The program has proven to reduce the number of falls for participants by 31 percent.

Suffolk County falls prevention workshops will be offered as follows:


‘Stepping On’


Stony Brook

Setauket Fire Dept

394 Nicolls Rd.Stony Brook, NY 11790

Dates: Tuesday, February 6, 13, 20,  27, March  6, 13, 20, 2018

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3 p.m.

To register call 631-444-8385



Additional programs will be rolled out in communities throughout Suffolk County over the course of the year. For more information about Suffolk County Falls Prevention Programs, call the Suffolk County Department of Health Services at 631-853-6492 or visit:


Video:  Seniors Learn How to Reduce Falls at Suffolk County’s Falls Prevention Programs


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