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Falls prevention workshops scheduled for January

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Resolve to Stay Independent for Life

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Hauppauge, NY - December 6, 2013 - 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, CDC model program that focuses on  improving 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.  
 
Monday, January 27, February 3, 10,17, 24; March 3, 10, 2014,  10:00 a.m.--12:00 p.m.
Gurwin Jewish Assisted Living
50 Hauppauge Road, Hauppauge NY, 11725
Contact: 631-853-6472
(Note: space may be limited.)
 
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.
 
Tuesday, January 7, 2014, 10:00 a.m.--12:30 p.m.
Gurwin Jewish Assisted Living
50 Hauppauge Road, Hauppauge NY, 11725
Contact: 631-853-6472
 
Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 1:00--3:00 p.m.
Sayville Library
88 Greene Ave., Sayville, NY 11782
Contact: 631-589-4440
 
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: www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/HealthServices/PreventiveMedicine/PublicHealthNursing