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Two Programs Focused on Falls Prevention Scheduled for July

County Executive Steve Bellone and Commissioner of Health Services James Tomarken invite mature residents to attend workshops focused on falls prevention The programs are intended to empower mature adults to carry out behaviors that reduce the risks of falls and improve their quality of life. The first workshop, a CDC model program entitled ‘Stepping On,’ is a seven-week course that focuses on  improving 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. The second workshop entitled Staying Independent for Life covers much of the information that is provided in the ‘Stepping On’ program in a condensed two-hour session.

Two Beaches Closed to Bathing

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services has closed the following beaches to bathing due to the finding of bacterial levels in excess of acceptable criteria. 

Mosquito Spraying

Weather permitting, the Suffolk County Department of Public Works will treat sections of the following communities as part of its ongoing annual effort to control the mosquito population.

Suffolk Health Commissioner to Public: “Know Your HIV Status”

Dr. James Tomarken, Commissioner of Health Service today urged residents to get tested for HIV, the virus that causes Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDs).

Pesticide Application Notification

Weather permitting; the Suffolk County Department of Public Works is planning to treat sections of the following communities as part of their ongoing annual efforts to control adult mosquitoes.

Suffolk County Government

H. Lee Dennison Bldg

100 Veterans Memorial Hwy
P.O. Box 6100
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Riverhead County Center

County Road 51
Riverhead, NY 11901