Stony Brook Trauma Center, in collaboration with community organizations, offers evidence-based fall prevention programs throughout Suffolk County. If you would like to schedule a program in your club house, library, senior center, or other community location, please email Kristi.Ladowski@StonyBrookMedicine.edu
Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention is a falls prevention program that uses the principles and movements of Tai Chi to help senior citizens improve their balance and increase their confidence in doing everyday activities.
This evidence- based program is proven to reduce falls and improve fitness and is designed for older adults who are interested in improving balance, flexibility and strength. More detailed program information can be found here.
Classes are led by a trained/certified instructor; twice a week for 60 minutes for 8 weeks.
There are 3 Levels of the program offered, each level is an 8-week workshop.
Participants will learn:
Schedule- We've Gone Virtual!
*For public health safety, all Tai Chi workshops will be offered through Zoom until further notice. Programs are free, but you must register in advance.
New to Zoom or want to get more out of it? Stony Brook University students are available (virtually) to explore the features of Zoom to help you get the most out of your tai chi practice. You can also arrange a Zoom practice session to check your setup before the first day of class. Email Kristi.Ladowski@StonyBrookMedicine.edu to get connected to student support. All support is free, no cost.
SUMMER REGISTRATION is Open!
Summer Workshops begin the week of May 3, 2021 (for 8 weeks)
To be added to the contact list for the next series, please Click Here.
To join a waitlist for these workshops and/or a contact list for future Part 1 workshops, please Click Here. Please note, you must complete Part 1 before registering for another level.
*You must complete Part 2 before registering for Part 3-1
*You must complete Part 3-1 before registering for Part 3-2
*You must complete Part 1 before registering for Part 2
Full Form Practice
*You must complete Part 3-2 before registering for Full Form
Many older adults experience a fear of falling. People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater. A Matter of Balance is a program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. It includes 8 two-hour sessions for a small group of 8-12 participants led by a trained facilitator. More detailed program information can be found here.
Participants will learn to:
- View falls as controllable
- Set goals for increasing activity
- Make changes to reduce fall risk at home
- Exercise to increase strength and balance
*All A Matter of Balance programs are temporarily suspended until further notice. Zoom workshops will begin Spring 2021.