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Communities for a Lifetime

The Communities for a Lifetime initiative administers programs that help communities create environments that embrace the life experience and valuable contributions of older adults and feature improvements to benefit all residents, youthful and elder alike. (Click here for the link to the Department's 2013 Report on CFAL initiatives.)These programs help ensure the continued healthy aging of all citizens: 


The elder housing unit focuses on independent housing and assisted living planning and policy development. The unit provides technical assistance and disseminates senior housing and supportive services information to local governments, community organizations, providers, state agencies and the general public, working to address senior housing and supportive services needs. One goal of the unit is to ensure that elder interests are represented on relevant committees and workgroups that address housing and assisted living issues. Read more about this program.

Health, Wellness and Injury Prevention

Health and Wellness Program - Provides services through Older Americans Title III D funding from the Administration on Community Living to the local Aging and Disability Resource Centers. The services being delivered have been researched and studied. These are evidence-based interventions which have been proven to be effective in making heaslthier lifestyle choices. There are many types of evidence-based interventions. These include chronic disease self-management programs, falls prevention programs, fitness programs, nutrition programs, strength and balance programs, mental health programs, and many others.

Transportation and Mobility

This unit works with communities to develop a range of options designed to allow seniors to remain mobile and independently able to access needed services and activities. Read more about this program.

Falls Prevention Events

July 2016 August 2016

July 21
Elder Care of Alachua County
Senior Recreation Center
Address:5701 NW 34th Blvd
Gainesville, FL 32653
Start time: 10:00 a.m.

August 4
Jackson County Senior Citizens Center
Address:2931 Optimist Dr.
Marianna, FL 32448
Start time:9:30 a.m.


August 9
City of Casselberry
Address: 200 N. Triplet Lake Drive
Casselberry, FL 32707
Start time:10:00 a.m.


August 18
St. Cloud Villas
Address: 4300 Forget Me Not Court
St Cloud, FL 34769
Start time:10:30 a.m.


August 19
Oak Leaf Landings
Senior Community/ Osceola Council on Aging
Address: 2350 N. Central Ave.
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Start time:10:00 a.m.


August 24
Pine Woods Villa 8420
Address: SW 188 Terrace
Cutler Bay, FL 33157
Start time:10:00 a.m.
To register: email or call 305-238-4166


August 25th – October 13th (8 week class)
Matter of Balance Evidence Based Falls Prevention Exercise Program
Tallahassee Senior Citizens Center
Address: 1400 N. Monroe St, 32303
Tallahassee, FL
Start time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 pm, every Thursday during dates and times listed
To register: Contact Laura Copeland, Area Agency on Aging, 850-488-0055

For additional questions about Falls Prevention events, please contact: Shelby Davis at 850-414-2123.

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