102nd Precinct National Night Out

Organizer: 102 Precinct

Date: 8/6/2019

Address: Victory Field, Richmond Hill

Number of Attendees: 300

Participants: All Ages

Description:

National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community.

To learn more about Jamaica Hospital Medical Center’s Fall Prevention initiatives contact:

Alex Ariza
Injury Prevention Coordinator
aariza1@jhmc.org

Queens Youth Music Festival

Organizer: Queens Youth Music

Date: 7/21/2019

Address: Citi Field 123-01 Roosevelt Ave, Queens, NY 11368

Number of Attendees: 300

Participants: Primarily Children and Teens

Description:

Jamaica Hospital tabled event. Distributed information on pedestrian safety, distracted driving, pool safety, and more. Stroke Coordinator, Abigail Hasan provided blood pressure screenings.

To learn more about Jamaica Hospital Medical Center’s Injury Prevention initiatives contact:

Alex Ariza
Injury Prevention Coordinator
aariza1@jhmc.org

Health Care Symposium at St. John’s University

Organizer: LiveOnNY and Queens Federation of Churches

Date: 7/19/2019

Address: ​8000 Utopia Pkwy, Jamaica, NY 11439

Number of Attendees: 20

Participants: All Ages

Description:

First Annual Health Symposium. Discussions included social inequality and lack of access to healthy foods and healthcare. How to rehabilitate an impoverished neighborhood. Jamaica Hospital tabled the event.

To learn more about Jamaica Hospital Medical Center’s Injury Prevention initiatives contact:

Alex Ariza
Injury Prevention Coordinator
aariza1@jhmc.org

Atria Kew Gardens – Pedestrian Safety Workshop

Organizer: Atria Kew Gardens

Date: 7/11/2019

Address: 117-01 84th Ave, Richmond Hill, NY 11418

Number of Attendees: 25

Participants: Senior Citizens

Description:

Older adults (people aged 65 years and older) represent only 13% of New York City’s population, but this population accounts for 37% of all pedestrian fatalities. Most pedestrian struck accidents and deaths occur just 10 blocks away from a victim’s home. Jamaica Hospital Medical Center’s Trauma Division aims to raise awareness and discuss strategies with senior citizens to prevent these kinds accidents from happening. The workshop focuses on identifying risks such as reckless drivers, intersection hazards, backing vehichles, and visual screens to teach seniors how they utilize “defensive walking” to prevent tragedy.

To learn more about Jamaica Hospital Medical Center’s Pedestrian Safety initiatives contact:

Alex Ariza
Injury Prevention Coordinator
aariza1@jhmc.org

Latimer Gardens SelfHelp – Falls Prevention Workshop

Organizer: Latimer Gardens SelfHelp 

Date: June 17th 2019

Address: 34-30 137th Street, Flushing, NY 11354

Number of Attendees: 8

Participants: Senior Citizens

Description:

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.

To learn more about Jamaica Hospital Medical Center’s Fall Prevention initiatives contact:

Alex Ariza
Injury Prevention Coordinator
aariza1@jhmc.org

Kew Gardens Community Center – Pedestrian Safety Workshop for Older Adults

Organizer: Kew Gardens Community Center

Date: June 6th 2019

Address: 80-02 Kew Gardens Road-Suite 202, Kew Gardens, NY 11415

Number of Attendees: 23

Participants: Senior Citizens

Description:

Older adults (people aged 65 years and older) represent only 13% of New York City’s population, but this population accounts for 37% of all pedestrian fatalities. Most pedestrian struck accidents and deaths occur just 10 blocks away from a victim’s home. Jamaica Hospital Medical Center’s Trauma Division aims to raise awareness and discuss strategies with senior citizens to prevent these kinds accidents from happening. The workshop focuses on identifying risks such as reckless drivers, intersection hazards, backing vehichles, and visual screens to teach seniors how they utilize “defensive walking” to prevent tragedy.

To learn more about Jamaica Hospital Medical Center’s Pedestrian Safety initiatives contact:

Alex Ariza
Injury Prevention Coordinator
aariza1@jhmc.org

SelfHelp Austin Street Senior Center – Falls Prevention Workshop

Organizer: SelfHelp Austin Street Senior Center

Date: Wednesday, May 29th 2019

Address: 106-06 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills, NY 11375

Number of Attendees: 22

Participants: Senior Citizens

Description:

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.

To learn more about Jamaica Hospital Medical Center’s Fall Prevention initiatives contact:

Alex Ariza
Injury Prevention Coordinator
aariza1@jhmc.org

Friendship Senior Center – Pedestrian Safety Workshop

Organizer: Friendship Senior Center

Date: May 23rd 2019

Address: 92-33 170th Street, Jamaica, NY 11433

Number of Attendees: 25

Participants: Senior Citizens

Description:

Older adults (people aged 65 years and older) represent only 13% of New York City’s population, but this population accounts for 37% of all pedestrian fatalities. Most pedestrian struck accidents and deaths occur just 10 blocks away from a victim’s home. Jamaica Hospital Medical Center’s Trauma Division aims to raise awareness and discuss strategies with senior citizens to prevent these kinds accidents from happening. The workshop focuses on identifying risks such as reckless drivers, intersection hazards, backing vehichles, and visual screens to teach seniors how they utilize “defensive walking” to prevent tragedy.

To learn more about Jamaica Hospital Medical Center’s Pedestrian Safety initiatives contact:

Alex Ariza
Injury Prevention Coordinator
aariza1@jhmc.org

PS 96 Health Fair

Organizer: PS 96

Date: May 17th 2019

Address: PS 96 – 130-01 Rockaway Blvd., South Ozone Park, NY

Number of Attendees: 200

Participants: Students Grades 5-6

Description:

Jamaica Hospital tabled at the event distributing pamphlets on pedestrian safety for children as well as swimming pool safety.

STEM Expo at NY Hall of Science


Organizer: New York Hall of Science

Date: May 17th 2019

Address: NY Hall of Science – 47-01 111th Street, Corona, NY 11368 

Number of Attendees: 300

Participants: All Ages

Description:

Jamaica Hospital tabled the event educating attendees about distracted driving and pedestrian safety. Flushing has some of the highest concentration of pedestrian struck cases in Queens. The event gave the injury prevention coordinator the chance to interact with residents of all ages from the community.