Upcoming Falls-Prevention Workshops


Several Falls-Prevention Workshops will be held in December.

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Suffolk County, NY - November 15, 2012 - James Tomarken, Commissioner of the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, announced today that the Department of Health Services will hold its falls prevention workshops for mature residents in the communities of Hauppauge, Mount Sinai and Bellport.

Entitled “Staying Independent for Life,” the two-hour workshops are open to the public and are intended to empower mature adults to carry out behaviors that reduce their risk of falling.  The program focuses on building the participants’ confidence and ability to manage their everyday behaviors. 

Workshops will be held at the following locations and times:

Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
JASA Senior Nutrition Center
Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center
74 Hauppauge Road, Hauppauge NY, 11725
Contact: Sharon Reichman, 462-9800 ext. 147

Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 10:00-12:00 p.m.
North Shore Nutrition Center
739 Route 25A, Mount Sinai, NY, 11766
Contact: Stephanie, 476-6442

Thursday, December 19, 2013, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Bellport Hagerman East Patchogue Alliance
1492 Montauk Highway, Bellport, NY 11713
Contact: Clarine Boone, 286-9236 ext. 13

For additional information about Suffolk County falls prevention programs, call the Suffolk County Department of Health Services at 631-853-3089.