Communities for a Lifetime

Communities for a Lifetime (CFAL) is a statewide program of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs that aims to make all communities a safe and nurturing place for people of all ages, especially older adults. CFAL helps cities, towns, and counties improve the lives of their residents through continuous assessment and improvement, while promoting a spirit of community.


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 and works 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.

Transportation and Mobility

The Transportation Unit works with communities to help seniors remain mobile and independently able to access needed services and activities. The unit connects individuals with local and state resources to meet their transportation needs. Read more about this program.

Elder Abuse Prevention

This Unit included Elder Abuse Prevention Coordinators across the state that work to protect elders from abuse and educate the public on abuse prevention. Read more about this program.

Health, Wellness, and Falls 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. These are evidence-based interventions that have been proven to be effective in making healthier lifestyle choices and include chronic disease self-management programs, falls prevention programs, fitness programs, nutrition programs, strength and balance programs, and mental health programs.

CFAL Publications

Fall Facts

CFAL Fact Sheet

2013 Report on CFAL initiatives

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