On Monday, October 28th, Nassau County Comptroller
George Maragos and Winthrop University Hospital presented
the first in a series of free classes for seniors on
improving balance to prevent falls. The event
drew dozens of attendees for an enjoyable and informative
To reserve a spot in one of these free classes, call (516) 571-2386.
Fall injuries can be devastating to the individuals who experience them and are unnecessarily common. The CDC reports that in 2010, 2.3 million seniors were treated for nonfatal injuries in emergency rooms, leading to 662,000 hospitalizations. The direct medical costs of these falls, adjusted for inflation, amounted to $30 billion. Help us prevent falls in our community, encourage the older adults in your life to register for a class. For more that seniors can do to reduce their chances of falling, visit http://www.cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/Falls/adultfalls.html.
Fall Prevention Awareness at:
Old Bethpage Village Restoration
To Register call: (516) 571-2386
All classes will be at 11:00 AM on the following dates
Get Moving - Monday’s, October 28, 2013 DONE
Move with Music - Monday’s, November 4, 2013 or December 2, 2013Be Prepared – Monday’s, November 18, 2013 or December 16, 2013