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Resources & Web Links

For Seniors

For Parents

For Drivers

For EMS Providers

Test Your Safety Knowledge: Quizzes

General

For Seniors

Suffolk County Department of Health Fall Prevention Programs 

  • Staying Independent for Life
  • Stepping On Program 
  • Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance

Assessment Tool - Home Safety Checklist

Prevention Tool - How Can You Help a Parent or Family Member Remain Falls-Free?

If you Fall: How to get up safely

Suffolk County Department of Health Office of the Aging:  Information Line: 853-8200 (M-F 8:30am-4:30pm)

Contact your Town’s Senior Division for more information about:

  • Residential Repair programs: install safety features such as grab bars in bathrooms and make small repairs that could be hazardous (light fixtures, leaks, etc.)
  • Exercise and activity programs offered free or low cost to help with strength and balance
  • Health fairs and screenings
  • Home care and respite for those who qualify

Town Senior Centers (631 area code):

Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy:

  • Stony Brook PT/OT located at 33 Research Way, East Setauket (631) 444-4240
  • Safe Strides: Balance/Falls prevention program for homebound elderly 1-800-280-8202
  • Contact your doctor for more information 

For More Information:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Falls in Older Adults

Fall Prevention Center of Excellence

National Institutes for Health, Senior Health: Falls and Older Adults

National Council on Aging: Falls Prevention

National Institute on Aging, AgePage: Falls and Fractures 

National Institute on AgingGo4Life: Exercises for Endurance, Strength, Balance and Flexibility 

National Safety CouncilOlder Adult Falls and Slips, Trips and Falls 

For Parents

Additional Safety Information:

For Drivers

For EMS Providers

ACS Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient 2014 (6th edition)

ATLS

REMSCO

Suffolk CME Courses

General

American Trauma Society

American College of Surgeons

Suffolk County Department of Health

Suffolk YMCA

Test Your Safety Knowledge: Quizzes

Burn Safety 

Car Safety 

Concussion Prevention 

Fire Prevention 

First Aid/Emergency Preparedness 

Halloween Safety 

Medication Safety 

Senior Fitness 

Winter Sports Safety 

Water Safety