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Please visit our Programs Offered page for more in-depth descriptions of each of our falls prevention programs.

If you need help deciding which workshop best suits your needs please reach out to: fallsfree@stonybrookmedicine.edu

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention

There are 3 Levels of the program offered, each level is a 10-week workshop. 

  • Level 1: Movements 1-12 (For Beginners)
  • Level 2: Movements 13-21
  • Full Form Practice

Participants will learn:

  • Balance Skills
  • Proper Body Alignment
  • Coordinated Tai Chi movements

*Tai Chi workshops on Zoom are open to anyone. In-person programs will be announced as they are scheduled. Programs are free, but you must register in advance.

New to Zoom or want to get more out of it? Stony Brook University students are available (virtually) to explore the features of Zoom to help you get the most out of your Tai Chi practice.  You can also arrange a Zoom practice session to check your setup before the first day of class.  Email FallsFree@StonyBrookMedicine.edu to get connected to student support.  All support is free, no cost.

Click HERE for the Tai Chi flyer 

2024 Workshop Series Beginning weeks of:

January 15, April 15, July 15, October 14

REGISTRATION is OPEN For Workshops held January 15 – March 22, 2024

Workshops are held twice a week for 10 weeks, all times are Eastern Time (ET)

Level One 

Mondays & Thursdays 3:00pm-4:00pm ET Register Here

Wednesdays & Fridays 9:30am-10:30am ET Register Here

Please note, *you must complete Level 1 before registering for another level.*

You can register for both Level 1 sessions to mix/match days and times to fit your schedule. 

Level Two

Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:00pm-4:00pm ET Register Here

Wednesdays & Fridays 10:30am-11:30am ET Register Here

*You must complete Level 1 before registering for Level 2*

Full Form Practice/Review

Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays 3:00pm-3:30pm

Tuesdays/Thursdays 9:00am-10:00am

Contact FallsFree@StonyBrookMedicine.edu to register

*You must complete Level 2 before registering for Full Form*

To be added to the contact list for future workshops, please CLICK HERE to Join Tai Chi Contact List

IN-PERSON TAI CHI WORKSHOPS 2023-2024

Presented by Suffolk County’s Office of Health Education
For more information on classes, contact Linda Bohman at:
(631) 853- 3187 or Linda.Bohman@Suffolkcountyny.gov 

Suffolk County, NY Class Schedule

WEST ISLIP SENIOR CENTER
90 Higbie Lane, West Islip, NY 11795
Tuesdays 10:15am – 11:15am
Nov. 14, 21, 28, Dec. 5, 12, 19, Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30,
Call: (631) 893-8932

WYANDANCH SENIOR CENTER
28 Wyandanch Avenue, Wyandanch, NY  11798
Thursdays 11am – 12pm
Nov. 16, 30, Dec. 7, 14, 21, 28, Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1
Call: (631) 491- 4889    

BAYPORT BLUE POINT LIBRARY
186 Middle Road, Blue Point, NY 11715
Mondays 11am – 12pm
Jan. 8,  22, 29, Feb. 5, 26, March, April
Call: (631) 363- 6133

CENTRAL ISLIP LIBRARY
33 Hawthorne Avenue, NY 11722
Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Jan. 2, 4, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30, Feb. 1, 6, 8, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29
Call: (631) 234-9333    

SBSH HAMPTON BAYS WELLNESS CENTER 
*Workshop is in Spanish* 
38 B Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays, NY 11946
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30am – 11:30am
Feb. 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29, March 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21,26, 28, April 2, 4, 9, 11
Call: (631) 726- 8800    

SENIOR CITIZEN CONGREGATE NUTRITION PROGRAM IN MASTIC
15 Herkimer Street, Mastic, NY 11950
Thursdays 9:30am – 10:30am
Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1
Call: (631) 451- 9080

NORTHPORT LIBRARY  
151 Laurel Avenue, Northport, NY 11768
Mondays 1pm-2pm
Jan. 8, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 26, March  4
Call: (631) 261- 6930

NORTHWELL building just north of SOUTH SHORE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
1933 Union Boulevard, Bay Shore, NY  11706
Tuesdays and Thursdays 4pm-5pm
Jan. 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30, Feb. 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22,27, 29, March 5, 7,12, 14, 19, 21, 26
Call: (516) 351- 4571

NORTHWELL building just north of SOUTH SHORE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
1933 Union Boulevard, Bay Shore, NY  11706
Tuesdays and Thursdays 4pm-5pm
April 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30, May 2, 7, 9,14,16, 21, 23, 28, 30, June 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27
Call: (516) 351- 4571  

*Special Event*
World Tai Chi Day on Saturday, April 27  9:45 AM

NORTHWELL building just north of SOUTH SHORE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
1933 Union Boulevard, Bay Shore, NY  11706

A Matter of Balance

Participants will learn to:

  • View falls as controllable
  • Set goals for increasing activity
  • Make changes to reduce fall risks at home
  • Exercise to increase strength and balance

Workshops are currently being scheduled. To be contacted when the next program is available, please join the waitlist below.

Interested in being a Coach for this program? Click Here for more information.

*Workshops on Zoom are open to anyone. In-person programs will be announced as they are scheduled. Programs are free, but you must register in advance.

Stepping On

Participants will:

  • Practice exercises to increase strength and balance
  • Discuss topics that include home hazards, safe footwear, vision and falls, community mobility, coping after a fall, and understanding how to initiate a medication review
  • Speak with guest experts about how to reduce fall risks

Workshops are currently being scheduled. To be contacted when the next program is available, please join the waitlist below.

Participants should be able to join at least 5 of the 7 sessions. Participants must attend at least one of the September sessions.

*Workshops on Zoom are open to anyone. In-person programs will be announced as they are scheduled. Programs are free, but you must register in advance.

Otago Exercise Program

Participants will experience:

  • Up to 35% reduction in falls in high-risk older adults
  • Improvements in functional performance measures
  • Improvements in perceived abilities

Group workshops are currently being scheduled. To be contacted when the next program is available, please join the waitlist below.

In-person programs will be announced as they are scheduled. Programs are free, but you must register in advance

*Workshops on Zoom are currently only open to those who have completed an in-person Otago Exercise Program workshop.

Outpatient Physical Therapy clinics offering individual Otago Exercise Program

– Stony Brook Southampton Hospital Outpatient Physical Therapy: (631) 726-8520

– Stony Brook University Hospital Outpatient Physical Therapy:  (631) 444-4240

– Stony Brook Medicine Physical Therapy & Fitness in Southold: (631) 765-9389

– St. Joseph Hospital Outpatient Physical Therapy: (516) 520-2280

*A script from your doctor is required for outpatient physical therapy