Hosting Org: Suffolk County Department of Health
Date: August 14, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Comsewogue Public Library, 170 Terryville Road, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776
Event Link: Stepping On: Falls Prevention Program
Falls Prevention Classes Offer Mature Residents a Greater Chance to Stay Independent for Life. Commissioner of Health Services, Dr. James Tomarken invites mature residents to attend the county’s national award-winning program focused on falls prevention. The program is intended to empower mature adults to carry out behaviors that reduce the risks of falls and improve their quality of life.
These programs are ‘Stepping On’, a CDC model program, comprises a seven-week course that focuses on balance and strength, home and community safety, vision, safe footwear and medication review. The program has proven to reduce the number of falls for participants by 31 percent. A second option entitled “Staying Independent for Life” covers much of the information that is provided in the ‘Stepping On’ program in a condensed two-hour session.
Between 2011 and 2016 these programs collectively reached over 11,000 senior citizens to teach them about how to prevent falls in the home and live independently. The program will be offered as follows:
- Monday, July 10th
- Monday, July 17th
- Monday, July 24th
- Monday, July 31st
- Monday, August 7th
- Monday, August 14th
- Monday, August 21st
To register, call 631-928-1212.