Organizer: Alpha Phi Alpha Senior Center & Jamaica Hospital Medical Center

Date: September 14th 2018

Address: 220-01 Linden Blvd., Cambria Heights, NY 11411

Number of Attendees: 80

Participants: Senior Citizens


Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of injury deaths, unintentional injuries, and hospital admissions for trauma. Falls can take a serious toll on older adults’ quality of life and independence. To raise awareness, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center Trauma Division’s injury prevention coordinator, Alex Ariza, will discuss some of the risk factors that lead to falls and what one can do to manage them. This includes everything from home safety, reviewing medications with your doctor, checking your vision frequently with your eye doctor, and adopting an exercise program designed to increase strength and balance as you age.

This event was organized by Community Educator, Alex Ariza, of the Jamaica Hospital Medical Center Trauma Division and Shannon Battle, Program Manager of the Alpha Phi Alpha Senior Citizens Center.

Get more information about future events and Jamaica Hospital Medical Center’s Falls Prevention Programs by contacting:

Alex Ariza

Community Educator & Injury Prevention Coordinator

718.206.7168 |

Alpha Phi Alpha Senior Center Falls Prevention