VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS

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

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 

REGISTRATION is OPEN For Workshops held April 15 – June 21, 2024

Workshops are held twice a week for 10 weeks, all times are Eastern Time (ET)    Additional 2024 Workshop Series Beginning weeks of: July 15, October 14

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*

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.
Participants should be able to join at least 5 of the 8 sessions. 

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. 

*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

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

Please reach out to fallsfree@stonybrookmedicine.edu if you have completed an in-person Otago Exercise Program workshop and are interested in continuing with us on Zoom!