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LD 17 - Legislator Tom Donnelly

Posted on: June 1, 2018

Fall Prevention Deserves Your Attention!


Pay some attention to fall prevention! Suffolk County Legislator Tom Donnelly (D-Huntington Station) and Commissioner of Health Services Dr. James Tomarken would like to inform mature residents that registration is now underway for one of the County’s innovative programs focused on fall 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. 

Staying Independent for Life

‘Stepping On’ is a CDC model program comprising a seven-week workshop 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.  There
are upcoming sessions in:


Huntington Library338Main St, Huntington NY 11743

Dates: Mondays, June 4, 11, 18,
25; July 2, 9, 16

Times: 10 am – 12 pm

To register, call (631) 427-5165ext. 256


Stony Brook Specialty Care, 500
Commack Road, Commack NY 11725

Dates: Tuesdays, Jun 5, 12, 19,26; Jul 3, 10, 17

Times: 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm

To register, call (631) 444-8385


West Islip

3 Higbie Lane, West Islip, NY

Dates: Thursdays, July 5,12, 19, 26; August 2, 9, 16

Times: 10 am – 12 pm

To register, call (631) 661-7080

Additional programs, including Staying Independent for Life, a condensed two-hour session that provides tips and tools to improve balance and strength, are offered in Suffolk County communities throughout the year.  For more information about any of the Suffolk County Fall Prevention Programs, call the Suffolk County Department of Health Services at (631) 853-6492 or visit: 

“Studies have shown that through awareness and increased participation in fall prevention programs, we can cut down on the frequency and severity of fall-related emergency room visits,” said Legislator Donnelly. “I hope many people will enroll either themselves or their loved ones in these programs.”


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