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.

Falls Prevention Events

August 2016 September 2016

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

September 7
Ruskin Senior Center
Address: 905 6th St. S.E.
Ruskin, FL 33570
Start time:11:00 a.m.

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

September 7
Address: 6215 Symmes Rd.
Gibsonton, FL 33534
Start time:12:45 p.m.

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

September 8
Address: 8701 Progress Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33619
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.

September 9
Address: 2946 W. Columbus Dr.
Tampa, FL 33607
Start time:11:30 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

September 9
Address: 215 W. Grand Central Ave.
Tampa, FL
Start time:12:45 p.m.

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.

CFAL Publications

Fall Facts

2016 CFAL Fact Sheet

2013 Report on CFAL initiatives

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