Suffolk Offers Free Fitness Classes for Mature Residents

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Falls prevention workshops scheduled for April.

Deer Park, NY - March 19, 2014 - County Executive Steve Bellone and Commissioner of Health Services James Tomarken, MD, invite mature residents who are at risk of falling, have a fear of falling or who have fallen one or more times recently to attend a two-hour workshop entitled “Staying Independent for Life.” The program encourages adults to adopt behaviors that reduce their risk of falling and improve their quality of life. The class focuses on improving balance and strength, assessing home and community safety, obtaining annual vision exams, choosing safe footwear and reviewing medications.
 
The classes are led by a health professional from the Suffolk County Department of Health Services and nursing students from St. Joseph’s College.
 
Deer Park: Thursday, April 3, 2014, 10:00 a.m. --12:00 p.m. 
Deer Park Library
44 Lake Ave., Deer Park, NY 11729 
Contact: 631-586-3000 
 
Mount Sinai: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 10:00 a.m. --12:00 p.m. 
North Shore Nutrition Center 
739 Route 25A, Mount Sinai, NY 11766 
Contact: 631-476-6446 
 
Wyandanch: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 10:00 a.m. --12:00 p.m. 
Wyandanch Nutrition Center 
28 Wyandanch Ave., Wyandanch NY 11798 
Contact: 631-491-4889 
 
Central Islip: Monday, April 28, 2014, 1:00 p.m. --3:00 p.m. 
Central Islip Public Library 
33 Hawthorne Ave., Central Islip, NY 11722 
Contact: 631-234-9333 
 
Centereach: Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 1:00 p.m. --3:00 p.m. 
Middle Country Public Library, Centereach 
101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach, NY 11720 
Contact: 631-585-9393 
 
North Amityville: Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 10:30 a.m. --12:30 p.m. 
North Amityville Nutrition Center 
48-C Cedar Road, North Amityville, NY 11701 
Contact: 631-789-3524 
 
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 the website.
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