March 18,2016 - 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:
April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4,11,18, 2016 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Bellport Boys and Girls Club
471 Atlantic Ave. Bellport, NY 11713
To register call: Mary Ann Sagritalo 631-687-4188
Workshop Dates and times:
April 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2016 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Hauppauge Ambulance Headquarters- Central Islip
4 Pineville Rd, Central Islip, NY 11722
To register call Timothy Dackow 631-894-5204
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 click here.
Watch this video to learn more about what your peers are doing at Suffolk County’s falls-prevention programs: