Falls and fall injuries are more common than strokes and can result in serious health problems. Stepping On is a well-researched fall and injury prevention program. The free 7-week program meets for 1 1/2 hours per week. During the course of the program you will learn balance and strength training, the role of vision in helping you maintain balance, how medications can contribute to falls, ways to stay safe in your community, what to look for in safe footwear, and how to check your home for safety.
Specialists that will be meeting with you include a physical therapist, pharmacist, and vision care. Please RSVP with Ellen at 718-268-5011 ext. 160.
Stepping On is a program presented by Commonpoint Queens’ Central Queens Adult and Senior Center in partnership with Northwell Health
Register as a blood donor and help us make a difference. Join us for a community blood drive with New York Blood Center Sunday, September 8 at the Sam Field Center. Donate blood and receive free admission to the September 8 Fall Family Festival at the Tanenbaum Family Pool!
To donate, please bring a photo ID or donor card. Donors must be ages 16-75 (16 year olds need parental consent, 76+ need doctor’s note), weigh 110 pounds, and cannot have any new tattoos (less than 1 year old). Visit www.nybc.org or call 800-933-2566 for more information on eligibility.
Please register at https://donate.nybc.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/262506. For more information, please contact Sam Schachter at SSchachter@CommonpointQueens.org or call 718-225-6750 ext. 212.
Adults who want to stay active and independent will not want to miss this seminar. Learn from experts at Mount Sinai Queens about bone health and preventing broken bones, especially in the spine. With this information, you can take action to build your own roadmap for better bone health. This presentation includes the latest information on the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis, and tips on preventing bone loss and fractures. You will also learn important steps to improve bone health with exercise and nutrition. Presented by Mount Sinai Queens in collaboration with the American Bone Health americanbonehealth.org (with an educational grant from Medtronic). Click here to register.