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

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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 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. Click here for this year's flyer.  

Summer/Fall 2018

SCHEDULE


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


STEPPING ON

Huntington Library
338 Main St
Huntington, NY 11743
Workshop dates and times: Mondays 10:00am-12:00pm
June 4, 11, 18, 25 | July 2, 9, 16
To register call (631) 427-5165 ext. 256

Setauket Fire Department 
394 Nicolls Rd, Stony Brook
Fridays 1:00pm-3:00pm
Jun 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Jul 6, 13 
To register call 631-444-8385

Stony Brook Specialty Care
500 Commack Rd, Commack
Tuesdays 9:30am-11:30am               
Jun 5, 12, 19, 26, Jul 3, 10, 17
To register call 631-444-8385

Stony Brook Specialty Care
500 Commack Rd, Commack
Wednesdays 1:00pm-3:00pm               
Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Sep 5, 12
To register call 631-444-8385

Middle Country Library 
575 Middle Country Road, Selden
Fridays 10:00am-12:00pm
Sept 14, 21, 28, Oct 5, 12, 19, 26
To register call 631-585-9393


TAI CHI FOR ARTHRITIS AND FALL PREVENTION

Riverhead Free Public Library 
*This Class is specifically for patients with Parkinson's Disease*
330 Court St, Riverhead
Tuesdays and Thursdays 
July 10 – August 30
1:00-2:00pm
Register: Patti Cronin (631) 726-8800
*All participants must have an initial intake for this location

Riverhead Free Library
330 Court Street, Riverhead
Tuesdays and Thursdays 
July 10 - August 30 
Part 1: 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
To Register Call 631-727-3228 x122

Stony Brook Specialty Care
500 Commack Rd, Commack
Wednesdays and Fridays
July 18 – September 7
Part 1 at 9:30am
To register call 631-853-7214

Stony Brook University OLLI
*Only Open to OLLI Members*
Mondays and Wednesdays
Sept 24 – November 15
Part 1 at 8:30am and 10:30

Stony Brook Specialty Care
500 Commack Rd, Commack
Mondays and Wednesdays
Sept 17 – November 14
Part 1 at 9:30am
To register call 631-853-7214

North Shore Jewish Center
385 Old Town Rd, Port Jefferson Station
Mondays and Wednesdays
Sept 24 – November 15
Part 2: 1:15-2:15pm
To register call 631-444-8385

North Shore Jewish Center
385 Old Town Rd, Port Jefferson Station
Mondays and Wednesdays
Sept 24 – November 15
Part 3: 12:00-1:00pm
To register call 631-444-8385

Stony Brook Specialty Care
500 Commack Rd, Commack
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Sept 25 – November 15
Part 2 at 3:30 (t), 3:00 (Th)
To register call 631-853-7214


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