Organizer: Theodora Jackson Senior Center
Address: 92-47 165th Street
Number of Attendees: 42
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.
To learn more about Jamaica Hospital Medical Center’s Fall Prevention initiatives contact:
Injury Prevention Coordinator