Falls Programs

FREE Falls Prevention Programs

Program Descriptions

Program Schedules

Stony Brook Trauma Center, in collaboration with community organizations, offers free 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

PRINT THE STEPPING ON BROCHURE


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

Summer/Fall 2018

SCHEDULE


For a complete list of Suffolk County Stepping On and Tai Chi classes


STEPPING ON

Please note, Stepping On programs are not currently being scheduled for 2019.  We will be transitioning to the Matter of Balance program this Spring/Summer.  

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

Stony Brook University OLLI
*Only Open to OLLI Members*
Mondays and Thursdays
Feb 25 - Apr 25
Part 1 at 9:00am-10:00am

North Shore Jewish Center
385 Old Town Rd, Port Jefferson Station
Mondays and Thursdays
Feb 25 - Apr 25
Part 1: 10:30am-11:30am
To register call 631-444-8385

North Shore Jewish Center
385 Old Town Rd, Port Jefferson Station
Mondays and Thursdays
Feb 25 - Apr 25
Part 2: 11:45am-12:45pm
To register call 631-444-8385

North Shore Jewish Center
385 Old Town Rd, Port Jefferson Station
Mondays and Thursdays
Feb 25 - Apr 25
Part 3: 1:00pm-2:00pm
To register call 631-444-8385

Click Here for a flyer of the Tai Chi Classes at the North Shore Jewish Center