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


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