Falls Programs

FREE Falls Prevention Programs

Program Descriptions

Program Schedules

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 call 631-444-8385.

Matter of Balance: 

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


Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention:

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention is a falls prevention program that uses the principles and movements of Tai Chi in helping 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.  

Participants will learn:

  • Balance Skills
  • Proper Body Alignment
  • Coordinated Tai Chi movements

Classes are led by a trained/certified instructor; the class meets twice a week, 60 minutes for 8 weeks.

Annual Senior Health and Wellness Fair

Join the Stony Brook Trauma Center and Legislator Anker's Office for their Annual Senior Health and Wellness Expo at St. Mark's Church in Shoreham each June.  This event is free and open to the public. 

Summer/Fall 2019

SCHEDULE

MATTER OF BALANCE

The Ed and Phyllis Davis Wellness Institute
Stony Brook Southampton Hospital
240 Meetinghouse Lane, Southampton
Wednesdays: Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov 6, 13, 20
9:00am-11:00
To register call 631-726-8800
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Stony Brook Specialty Care Center
500 Commack Rd, Commack
Mondays and Wednesdays: Nov 20, 25, Dec 2, 4, 9, 11, 16 & 18
9:30am-11:30
To register call 631-853-2928
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TAI CHI FOR ARTHRITIS AND FALL PREVENTION

There are 3 Levels of the Tai Chi Program.  Each part is taught in an 8 week workshop.
Part 1: Movements 1-6 
Part 2: Movements 7-12
Part 3: Movements 13-21

Stony Brook Specialty Care Center
500 Commack Rd, Commack
Tuesdays and Thursdays
May 14 - July 2, 2019
Part 1: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
To register call 631-444-8385
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North Shore Jewish Center
385 Old Town Rd, Port Jefferson Station
Wednesdays and Fridays
May 29 - Jul 19
Part 1: 11:30am-12:30pm
Part 2: 10:30am-11:15am
Part 3: 9:30am-10:15am
To register call 631-444-8385
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Stony Brook Specialty Care Center
500 Commack Rd, Commack
Wednesdays and Fridays
July 17 - August 30, 2019
Part 2: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
To register call 631-853-2928
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North Shore Jewish Center
385 Old Town Rd, Port Jefferson Station
Wednesdays and Fridays
July 31 - September 20, 2019
Part 1: 11:30am-12:30pm
Part 2: 10:30am-11:15am
Part 3: 9:30am-10:15am
To register call 631-444-8385
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Riverhead Free Library
300 Court St, Riverhead
Mondays and Wednesdays 
September 4 - October 30, 2019
Part 1: 2:00pm-3:00pm
To register call 631-853-2928
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Temple Beth Chai
870 Townline Road, Hauppauge
Wednesdays 
September 4 - October 30 
Part 1: 1:00pm-2:00pm
To register call 631-360-1550  

Stony Brook OLLI
Port Jefferson Village Center
101 E Broadway, Port Jefferson
Wednesdays and Fridays
September 25 - November 22, 2019
Part 1: 9:00am-10:00am
*Must be an OLLI member to register*

Stony Brook Specialty Care Center
500 Commack Rd, Commack
Tuesdays and Thursdays
September 24 - November 26, 2019
Part 3: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
To register call 631-853-2928
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North Shore Jewish Center
385 Old Town Rd, Port Jefferson Station
Wednesdays and Fridays
October 2 - November 22, 2019
Part 1: 9:30am-10:30am
Part 2: 10:45am-11:45am
Part 3: 12:00pm-1:00pm
To register call 631-444-8385
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Riverhead Senior Center
60 Shade Tree Lane, Riverhead
Tuesdays and Thursdays
October 8 – December 5, 2019
Part 1: 1:00 – 2:00 PM
To register call 631-853-2928
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