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Falls prevention workshops scheduled for March and April

Suffolk County, NY - February 21, 2014 - County Executive Steve Bellone and Commissioner of Health Services James Tomarken, MD, invite mature residents to attend workshops focused on falls prevention. The programs aim to empower mature adults to carry out behaviors that reduce the risks of falls and improve their quality of life.
 
'Stepping On'
'Stepping On', is a seven-week model program that focuses on improving balance and strength, home and community safety, vision, safe footwear and medication review. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the program has proven to reduce the number of falls for participants by 31 percent.
 
Hampton Bays:
Wednesdays, March 12 through April 23, 10:00 a.m. -- 12:00 p.m.
Hampton Bays Senior Center
25 Ponquogue Ave., Hampton Bays, NY 11946
Contact: 631-853-6472
 
Mount Sinai:
Thursdays, March 12 through April 24, 10:00 a.m. --12:00 p.m.
Rose Caracappa Senior Citizan Center 
739 route 25A, Mount Sinai, NY 11766
Contact: 631-853-6472
(Note: The number of openings for the ‘Stepping On’ is limited. Openings will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.)
 
Staying Independent for Life
"Staying Independent for Life" covers much of the information that is provided in the ‘Stepping On’ program in a condensed two-hour session.
 
Hampton Bays:
Wednesday, March 5, 10:00 a.m. --12:00 p.m.
Hampton Bays Senior Center
25 Ponquogue Ave., Hampton Bays, NY 11946
Contact: 631-853-6472
 
West Islip:
Wednesday, March 5, 10:00 a.m. --12:00 p.m.
West Islip Sr. Nutrition Center
90 Higbie Lane, West Islip, NY 11795
Contact: Janet Landolfi, 893-8932
 
Mount Sinai:
Thursday, March 6, 10:00 a.m. --12:00 p.m.
Rose Caracappa Senior Citizan Center 
739 route 25A, Mount Sinai, NY 11766
Contact: 631-853-6472
 
Patchogue:
Tuesday, March 11, 1:00 p.m. --3:00 p.m.
YMCA 255 West Main St., Patchogue, NY 11772
Contact: Eileen Knauer, 631 421-4242 ext. 112
 
Bellport:
Thursday, March 13, 10:00 a.m. --12:00 p.m.
South Country Public library
22 Station Road, Bellport, NY 11713
Contact: 631 549-4411
 
Bay Shore:
Tuesday, March 18, 1:00 p.m. --3:00 p.m.
YMCA
200 West Main St., Bay Shore, NY 11706
Contact : Eileen Knauer, 631 421-4242 ext. 112
 
Setauket:
Thursday, March 20, 10:00 a.m. --12:00 p.m.
Emma S Clark Memorial Library
120 Main St., Setauket, NY 11733
Contact: 631 941-4080
 
Huntington:
Tuesday, March 25, 1:00 p.m. --3:00 p.m.
YMCA 
60 Main St., Huntington, NY 11743
Contact: Eileen Knauer, 631 421-4242 ext. 112
 
Copiague:
Monday, March 31, 10:30 a.m. --12:30 p.m.
Tanner Park Sr. Nutrition
Tanner Park, Copiague, NY 11726
Contact: 631 842-7773
 
Programs will be rolled out in communities throughout Suffolk County over the course of the year. For additional information about Suffolk County falls prevention programs, call the Suffolk County Department of Health Services at 631-853-3089 or visit us at Public Health Nursing
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