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Falls Prevention Classes Offer Mature Residents a Greater Chance to Stay Independent for Life



County Executive Steve Bellone and Commissioner of Health Services Dr. James Tomarken invite mature residents to attend the county’s national award-winning program focused on falls prevention. The program is intended to empower mature adults to carry out behaviors that reduce the risks of falls and improve their quality of life.


‘Stepping On’,  a CDC model program, comprises a seven-week course 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. A second option entitled “Staying Independent for Life” covers much of the information that is provided in the ‘Stepping On’ program in a condensed two-hour session. The programs will be offered as follows:


Staying Independent for Life



             Thursday,  February 18, 2016  10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

 Commack Public Library

 18 Hauppauge Road Commack  NY 11725

 To register call 631-499-0888



             Wednesday,  February 24, 2016  1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 Northport-East Northport Library

 151 Laurel Avenue  Northport,  NY 11768

 To register call 631-261-6930



             Friday,  February 26, 2016  10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 South Country Library

 22 Station Road  Bellport,  NY 11713

 To register call 631-286-0818



‘Stepping On’


Workshop Dates and times:

Mondays,  March 14, 21, 2016  1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Thursday,  March 3, 2016  11:00 a.m-1:00 p.m.

Mondays,  April 4, 11, 18, 25, 2016    1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.


Northport-East Northport Public Library

151 Laurel Ave Northport NY 11768

To register call: 631-261-2313

Registration ends March 21, 2016




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:


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