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.

Stepping On: 

Stepping On is a program that empowers mature adults to carry out healthy behaviors that reduce the risk of falls, improve self-management and increase quality of life.
This program is facilitated by two trained leaders, along with guest experts in physical therapy, vision, pharmacy, and community safety.

It is a community-based workshop offered once a week for seven weeks using adult education and self-efficacy principals. Senior citizens develop specific knowledge and skills to prevent falls in community settings. More detailed program information can be found here.

Topics include:

  • Improving strength and balance
  • Home and community safety
  • Vision
  • Footwear
  • Medication review

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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

STEPPING ON

Please note, Stepping On programs are not currently being scheduled for 2019.  We will be transitioning to the Matter of Balance program under the NYS DOH grant.  

If you or a loved one would like to be added to our waitlist for 2019 Matter of Balance programs, please call us at 631-444-8385.


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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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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