JSPOA International Towers Senior Center – Falls Prevention Workshop 2019

Organizer: JSPOA International Towers Senior Center

Date: 9/10/2019

Address: 90-20 170th Street

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

FGC Teresa Moore Neighborhood Senior Center – Falls Prevention Workshop 2019

Organizer: FGC Teresa Moore Neighborhood Senior Center

Date: 9/6/2019

Address: 2702 Linden Blvd., Brooklyn 11208

Number of Attendees: 20

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

Allen Community Senior Center – Falls Prevention Workshop 2019

Organizer: Allen Community Senior Center

Date: 9/5/2019

Address: 166-01 Linden Boulevard, Jamaica 11434

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

Brooks Senior Center – Falls Prevention Workshop 2019

Organizer: Brooks Senior Center

Date: 9/4/2019

Address: 143-22 109th Avenue, Jamaica 11435

Number of Attendees: 20

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

Catholic Charities Bayside Senior Center – Falls Prevention Workshop 2019

Organizer: Bayside Senior Center

Date: 9/3/2019

Address: 221-15 Horace Harding Expressway, Bayside, NY 11364

Number of Attendees: 48

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   

 

Benjamin Rosenthal Prince Street Innovative Senior Center – Pedestrian Safety Workshop

Organizer: Benjamin Rosenthal Prince Street Innovative Senior Center

Date: 8/21/2019

Address: 45-25 Kissena Blvd, Flushing, NY 11355

Number of Attendees: 13 

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 Ozone Park Senior Center – Pedestrian Safety Workshop

Organizer: Catholic Charities Ozone Park Senior Center

Date: 8/14/2019

Address: 103-02 101st Avenue, Ozone Park, NY 11416

Number of Attendees: 23

Participants: Senior Citizens

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

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