Organizer: Theodora G. Jackson Adult Center

Date: September 18th, 2018

Address: Theodora G. Jackson Adult Center – 92-47 165th Street, Jamaica, NY 11433

Number of Attendees: 70

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, and Dakshesh Sanghavi, DPT 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.


This event was organized by Community Educator, Alex Ariza, of the Jamaica Hospital Medical Center Trauma Division and Cynthia Ellington, Director of the Theodora G. Jackson Adult Center.


Get more information about future events and Jamaica Hospital Medical Center’s Falls Prevention Programs by contacting:

Alex Ariza

Community Educator & Injury Prevention Coordinator

718.206.7168 |

Theodora G. Jackson Adult Center Falls Prevention Workshop