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Suffolk County Offers Model Falls Prevention Workshops to Mature Residents

Categories: Health Services | Author: gknutson | Posted: 4/4/2018 | Views: 1584

     Programs Give Seniors a Greater Chance to Stay Independent for Life


Suffolk County Commissioner of Health 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’


Northport-East Northport Library

151 Laurel Ave., East Northport, NY 11731

Dates: Tuesdays, April 17, 24,  May,1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2018

Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

To register call 631-261-6930


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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