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Two Programs Focused on Falls Prevention Scheduled for July

  • 3 July 2013
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July 2, 2013                                                                            

Two Programs Focused on Falls Prevention Scheduled for July

County Executive Steve Bellone and Commissioner of Health Services James Tomarken invite mature residents to attend workshops focused on falls prevention The programs are intended to empower mature adults to carry out behaviors that reduce the risks of falls and improve their quality of life. The first workshop, a CDC model program entitled ‘Stepping On,’ is a seven-week course that focuses on  improving 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. The second workshop entitled Staying Independent for Life covers much of the information that is provided in the ‘Stepping On’ program in a condensed two-hour session.

 

Workshops will be held at the locations and times listed below. Register by calling the number associated with the venue of your choosing. (Note: space may be limited.)

 

Stepping On

Staying Independent for Life

Dates/Times

Location

Contact

Date/Times

Location

Contact

 

Thursdays

10 a.m-12 p.m.

July 18, 25,  and August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Martin Luther Terrace Apartments

116 Wartburg Court

Kings Park, NY

631-544-0869 ex. 16

July 3, 2013

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Martin Luther Terrace Apartments

116 Wartburg Court

Kings Park, NY

 

631-544-0869 ex. 16

 

 

 

 

July 9, 2013

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

North Shore Jewish

385 Old Town Road

Port Jefferson Station, N.Y.

 

631-968-3737

 

 

Tuesdays

10 a.m-12 p.m.

July 16, 23, 30, and August 6, 13, 20, 27

 

West Islip Library

3 Higbie Lane

West Islip, NY

631-661-7080

July 9, 2013

2 to 4 p.m.

Middle Country Library Selden Branch,

575 Middle Country Road

Selden , NY 11784

 

631-585-9393

 

 

 

 

July 19, 2013

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Copiague Memorial Public Library

50 Deauville Blvd.

Copiague, NY

 

631-691-1111

 

 

 

For additional information about Suffolk County falls prevention programs, call the Suffolk County Department of Health Services at 853-3032.

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