• A
  • A
  • A

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


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.


Spring/Summer 2018


Smithtown Library
1 Church St,
Kings Park, NY 11754
Workshop dates and times: Fridays 10:00am-12:00pm
January 19, 26 | February 2, 9, 16, 23 | March 2 (Snow Make Up Day March 9 if needed)
To register call 631-360-2480

Setauket Fire Department
394 Nicolls Rd
Stony Brook, NY 11790 (1/2 mile north of Route 347)
Workshop dates and times: Tuesdays 1:00pm-3:00pm
February 6, 13, 20, 27 | March 6, 13, 20 (Snow Make Up Day March 27 if needed)
To register call 631-444-8385

Stony Brook Southampton
Campus Library
39 Tuckahoe Road,
Southampton, NY 11968
Workshop dates and times: Fridays 10:00am-12:00pm
March 23, 30 | April 6, 13, 20, 27 | May 4
To register call 631-444-8385

Northport-East Northport Public Library Public Library
151 Laurel Ave
East Northport, NY 11768
Workshop dates and times: Tuesdays 1:30pm-3:30pm
April 17, 24 | May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
To register call (631) 261-6930

John Jermain Memorial Library
201 Main St
Sag Harbor, NY 11963
Workshop dates and times: Thursdays 10:30pm-12:30pm
May 10, 17, 24, 31 | June 7, 14, 21
To register call (631) 725-0049

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


Stony Brook Campus-ONLY Open to OLLI Students
Social and Behavioral Sciences Building
Stony Brook, NY 11790
Workshop Dates and Times: Mondays and Thursdays
Classes begin week of February 19 and end week of April 16
Beginner Class: M&Th at 1:00pm
Advanced Class-Part 1: M&Th at 8:30am or 11:30am
Advanced Class-Part 2: M&Th at 10:00am

Heritage Park
633 Mount Sinai-Coram Rd,
Mt Sinai, NY 11766
Workshop Dates and Times: Wednesdays and Fridays 10:00am Beginner, 11:00am Advanced
Classes begin May 2 and end June 22

Stony Brook Hampton Bays Wellness Facility
***This Class is specifically for patients with Parkinson's Disease***
38 W Montauk Hwy
Hampton Bays, NY 11946
Workshop Dates and Times: Wednesdays and Fridays 1:30-2:30pm
Classes begin March 7 and end April 27
To register call Patti Cronin (631) 726-8800
*All participants must have an initial intake for this location*


Other classes may be offered by the Suffolk County Department of Health.  

CLICK HERE for their calendar