Forest Hills Senior Center Falls Prevention Workshop

Organizer: Forest Hills Senior Center

Date: 9/26/2019

Address: 62-27 108th St, Forest Hills, NY 11375

Number of Attendees: 12

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

Deshi Senior Center – Falls Prevention Workshop

Organizer: Deshi Senior Center

Date: 9/24/2019

Address: 83-10 Rockaway Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11416

Number of Attendees: 12

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

Benjamin Rosenthal Innovative Senior Center Falls Prevention Workshop

Organizer: Benjamin Rosenthal Senior Center

Date: 9/23/2019

Address: 4533 Kissena Blvd, Flushing, NY 11355

Number of Attendees: 46

Participants: Senior Center

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

Cypress Hills – Fulton Street Senior Center Falls Prevention Workshop

Organizer: Cypress Hills Fulton Street Senior Center

Date: 9/20/2019

Address: 3208 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11208

Number of Attendees: 33

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

Catholic Charities Howard Beach Senior Center Falls Prevention Workshop

Organizer: Howard Beach Senior Center

Date: 9/19/2019

Address: Howard Beach Senior Center – 155-55 Cross Bay Blvd, Howard Beach, NY 11414

Number of Attendees: 21

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 Neighborhood Senior Center – Falls Prevention Workshop 2019

Organizer: SelfHelp Austin Street

Date: 9/18/2019 

Address: 106-06 Queens Blvd. 

Number of Attendees: 19

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

PS 134 – Pedestrian Safety / Distracted Driving Workshop

Organizer: PS 134

Date: 9/17/2019

Address: PS 134 – 109-36 204th St, Jamaica, NY 11412

Number of Attendees: 50

Participants: Fathers of Elementary School Students

Description:

Jamaica Hospital’s Injury Prevention Coordination, Alex Ariza, presented on pedestrian safety and distracted driving to the fathers of elementary school children at PS 134. The event was “Bring Your Father to School Day” which gave fathers a chance to get involved in their children’s academics and meet with teachers to get information on different resources and activities. 

To learn more about Jamaica Hospital Medical Center’s Parent Workshops

contact:

Alex Ariza
Injury Prevention Coordinator
aariza1@jhmc.org

Richmond Hill Block Association 46th Annual Park Fair

Organizer: Richmond Hill Block Association

Date: 9/14/2019

Address: Forest Park

Number of Attendees: 200

Participants: All Ages

Description:

Jamaica Hospital’s Trauma Department participated in the health fair providing information on a number of injury prevention topics including falls prevention, pedestrian safety, fire safety, home safety, and Stop the Bleed.

To invite Jamaica Hospital Medical Center to your health fair contact:

Alex Ariza
Injury Prevention Coordinator
aariza1@jhmc.org

Catholic Charities Ozone Park Senior Center – Falls Prevention Workshop 2019

Organizer: Ozone Park Senior Center

Date: 9/13/2019

Address: 103-02 101st Avenue

Number of Attendees: 29 

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

JSPOA Theodora Jackson Senior Center – Falls Prevention Workshop 2019

Organizer: Theodora Jackson Senior Center

Date: 9/12/2019

Address: 92-47 165th Street

Number of Attendees: 42

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