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"Heat Advisory" ...Heat advisory remains in effect from 11 am to 6 PM EDT Monday... * heat index values...up to 101 due to temperatures in the low to mid 90s and dewpoints in the lower 70s. * Timing...highest heat indices Monday afternoon. * Impacts...the combination of the heat and humidity will increase the risk for heat related health issues...especially for the elderly...those with chronic health problems such as lung and heart disease...those working outdoors...and other heat sensitive groups of people. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A heat advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 100 to 104 degrees for two consecutive hours. To reduce risk during outdoor work the occupational safety and health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an 9 1 1. -- Sunday Jul.24 16,02:24 PM

Bellone Urges Mature Residents to Sign Up For Free Fitness Classes

Falls prevention workshops scheduled for July/August.

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West Islip, NY - June 23, 2014 - County Executive Steve Bellone and Commissioner of Health Services James Tomarken, MD, MPH, invite mature residents to attend workshops focused on preventing falls. 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.  
West Islip:            
Tuesdays, July15 through August 26, 10:00 a.m. --12:00 p.m.
West Islip Library
3 Higbie Lane, West Islip, NY 11795
Contact: Donna MacGilvray, 631-661-7080
Registration deadline: July 22, 2014*
Kings Park:           
Wednesdays, July 16 through August 27, 10:00 a.m. --12:00 p.m.
Martin Luther Terrace Apartments, Community Building
116 Wartburg Ct., Kings Park, NY 11754
Registration Contact: Nelly Zoeller 631-853-6472
Registration deadline: July 23, 2014*
West Islip:
Thursdays, July 17 through August 28, 10:00 a.m. --12:00 p.m.
West Islip Library
3 Higbie Lane, West Islip, NY 11795
Contact: Donna MacGilvray 631-661-7080
Registration deadline: July 24, 2014*
The number of openings for the ‘Stepping On’ program is limited. Openings are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  *Late registration will not be considered after the second class.
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.
Kings Park:              
Wednesday, July 2, from  10:00 a.m. --12:30 p.m.
Martin Luther Terrace Apartments Community Building
116 Wartburg Court, Kings Park, NY 11754
Contact: Nelly Zoeller 631-853-6472
West Islip:             
Thursday, July 3, from 10:00 a.m. --12:30 p.m.
West Islip Library
3 Higbie Lane, West Islip, NY 11795
Contact: Donna MacGilvray 631-661-7080
Tuesday, July 10, from10:00 a.m.--12:00 p.m.
North Shore Nutrition Center
Defense Hill Road, Shoreham, NY 11786
Contact: 631-744-1756
Wednesday, July 11, 10:00 a.m. --12:30 p.m
Lindenhurst Memorial Library
One Lee Ave., Lindenhurst, NY 11757
Contact: 631-957-7755                                         
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 click here.