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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: 

Housing

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

September October

September 9
Presentation at SummerGlen
Address: 1468 SW 154th Street Rd., Ocala 34473
Start time: 2:00 P.M.

October 7
Community Day of Empowerment
Presented by the SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) Program
Address: Hope Connections
475 East Cowboy Way
LaBelle, FL 33935
Start time:9:30 A.M.
Contact Hope Connections: 800-835-1673
www.hopehcs.org

For additional information please contact: Krysta Carter at carterk@elderaffairs.org or 850-414-2034.

September 10
Address: Marion County Public Library System- Forest Branch
905 S. Hwy 314A
Ocklawaha, FL 32179
Start time: 2:00 P.M.
Contact: Nancy M. Sanders
Public Services Assistant
(352) 438-2540

October 8
Community Day of Empowerment
Presented by the SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) Program
Address: Hope Connections
101 Florida Ave NW
Moorehaven, FL 33471
Start time:9:30 A.M.
Contact Hope Connections: 800-835-1673
www.hopehcs.org

For additional information please contact: Krysta Carter at carterk@elderaffairs.org or 850-414-2034.

September 16
Independent Living
Location: River House
179 Marine Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084
Start time:10 A.M.
Contact: (904) 209-3631
Click here for more information

October 21
Community Day of Empowerment
Presented by the SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) Program
Address: Live Oak Multipurpose Senior Center
1171 Nobles Ferry Road Bldg. #1
Live Oak, FL 32060
Start time:9:30 A.M.
Contact:386-362-1164
suwanneeseniorcenter@windstream.net

For additional information please contact: Krysta Carter at carterk@elderaffairs.org or 850-414-2034.

September 24
Ponte Vedra Event
Location: Christ Episcopal Church in Ponte Vedra
400 San Juan Drive
Ponte Vedra Brach, FL 32082
Start time:10 A.M.
Contact:904-209-6099
Click here for more information

 


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


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