Stony Brook Medicine offers special Tai Chi demonstration for fall-prone elderly

As more and more older adults are being injured in falls, Stony Brook Medicine offered a special Tai Chi demonstration Sunday to focus on fall prevention.

News 12 Staff

Jul 18, 2022, 11:03 AM

Updated 645 days ago

Share:

As more and more older adults are being injured in falls, Stony Brook Medicine offered a special Tai Chi demonstration Sunday to focus on fall prevention.
A special Tai Chi demonstration was given to members of the community Sunday.
Experts say Tai Chi is a good way for older people to improve their balance.
One woman from East Setauket says the Tai Chi program has helped her gain energy, better strength and balance.
"I used to just fall, but I maneuver. And I'm able to self-correct. And I have to say thank you. I have not fallen in almost a year," said participant Ann Stein.
Stony Brook system was awarded a federal three-year grant to expand the Adult Falls Prevention Programs across Long Island.


More from News 12
2:21
Town supervisor: 2 women injured in Massapequa crash; public safety vehicle stolen while trying to help

Town supervisor: 2 women injured in Massapequa crash; public safety vehicle stolen while trying to help

1:53
Chance for showers Wednesday; cooldown for the end of the workweek

Chance for showers Wednesday; cooldown for the end of the workweek

2:14
Sachem School Board adopts budget piercing tax cap at 4.87%

Sachem School Board adopts budget piercing tax cap at 4.87%

1:48
Police release photos of vehicle involved in 2022 fatal drive-by shooting in Ronkonkoma in hope of leads

Police release photos of vehicle involved in 2022 fatal drive-by shooting in Ronkonkoma in hope of leads

Santos bows out of independent run for NY's 1st Congressional District

Santos bows out of independent run for NY's 1st Congressional District

0:23
Police: 5 teens caught on camera trespassing into Patchogue building

Police: 5 teens caught on camera trespassing into Patchogue building

1:40
Remains of 7 WWII vets found at Freeport funeral home

Remains of 7 WWII vets found at Freeport funeral home

0:34
DA: Syosset man pleads guilty in DWI crash that killed married couple in Laurel Hollow

DA: Syosset man pleads guilty in DWI crash that killed married couple in Laurel Hollow

0:23
Huntington artist designs stamps now available for purchase at USPS locations

Huntington artist designs stamps now available for purchase at USPS locations

1:57
3 families displaced by fast-moving fire at North Amityville home

3 families displaced by fast-moving fire at North Amityville home

0:51
NCC working with food truck vendors to provide food for rest of semester

NCC working with food truck vendors to provide food for rest of semester

Is your mom awesome? Long Island tell us why your Mom Rocks!

Is your mom awesome? Long Island tell us why your Mom Rocks!

1:42
Made on Long Island: Nicolock Paving Stones in Lindenhurst

Made on Long Island: Nicolock Paving Stones in Lindenhurst

0:48
9 steps to take if your ‘fur-ever’ friend goes missing

9 steps to take if your ‘fur-ever’ friend goes missing

1:54
Ronkonkoma woman pleads not guilty to 49 counts of animal cruelty

Ronkonkoma woman pleads not guilty to 49 counts of animal cruelty

1:33
Hampton Bays woman retrieves phone, wallet she accidently dumped into recycling bin nearly 3 weeks ago

Hampton Bays woman retrieves phone, wallet she accidently dumped into recycling bin nearly 3 weeks ago

0:32
Spartans chosen as new mascot for Brentwood school district

Spartans chosen as new mascot for Brentwood school district

0:19
Police: 2 people hospitalized following Lawrence crash

Police: 2 people hospitalized following Lawrence crash

2:12
Amityville schools to receive $2 million from new state budget to help reduce budget deficit, save jobs

Amityville schools to receive $2 million from new state budget to help reduce budget deficit, save jobs

0:17
Man wanted for stealing $1,000 in merchandise from Centereach store

Man wanted for stealing $1,000 in merchandise from Centereach store