Improving health options for aging populations

Making evidence-based health promotion programs widely available throughout Santa Clara County for all older adults.

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Programs

Falls Prevention Programs - SVHAPFalls-related injuries are a significant concern in aging populations.  Falls prevention programs help seniors to modify their environments to prevent risks for falls and increase their mobility, balance and strength Read more


EnhanceFitness ClassesSVHAP has been highlighted in the latest Enhance Fitness newsletter.  Click here to go to the Enhance Fitness homepage.  You can then download the newsletter on the right side of Read more


Matter of Balance ClassesThe Matter of Balance program emphasizes practical strategies to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels for seniors. Program participants learn to view falls and fear of falling as controllable.  Coaches Read more


Better Choice, Better Health CDSM ProgramBetter Choices, Better Health is a chronic disease self management program.  BCBH gives people living with a chronic condition the tools to live healthier and more independent lives by taking charge of their health and wellness.  Read more


Upcoming Events

Active Aging Week Mountain View Senior Center

September 22,2014
All Day

The City of Mountain View supports wellness for older adults and is inviting the community to participate. Health, fitness and wellness lectures and activities are planned for Monday, September 22 and Friday, September 26. See below for details.

September 22nd: The Mountain View falls proclamation  @ 11:45 a.m.
September 23rd: The Mock Room will be on view  11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
September 24th: Matter of Balance Presentation @ 11:30 a.m.
September 25th: Falls Prevention Talk @ 11:45 a.m.
September 26th: Elizabeth Medina’s presentation @ 11:30 a.m.

Active Aging 2014 will be held at the Mountain View Senior Center located at
266 Escuela Avenue
Mountain View, CA 94040

For more information, please contact

Phone: (650) 903-6330
Fax: (650) 962-1924
senior.center@mountainview.gov

Active Aging Week Sunnyvale Senior Center

September 23,2014
All Day

Active Aging Week® is the annual health promotion event for older adults organized by International Council on Active Aging®. The goal of Active Aging Week® is to give as many older adults as possible the means to experience activities and exercise in a safe, friendly and fun atmosphere. This free event is open to older adults 50 years and older.

The City of Sunnyvale supports wellness for older adults and is inviting the community to participate. Health, fitness and wellness lectures and activities are planned for Tuesday, September 25 and Wednesday, September 26. See inside for details.

In addition to lectures/workshops, you are invited during Active Aging Week® to “experience” select classes offered through Community Services at no charge.

Active Aging 2014 will be held at the Sunnyvale Senior Center located at 550 East Remington Drive, Sunnyale CA 94087. For more information, call the Senior Center at (408) 730-7360. Seats for are limited. Call to reserve your spot now.

For a list of the weeks events, please click AAW-14-Poster-Final.-BW

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    “My cholesterol levels have fallen- but I haven’t!”

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    I tried to change arrangements of throw carpet/mat. Be more alert when walking. Try to slow down everywhere possible.

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    • Matter of Balance Program Participant

    I do the exercises every day. I think of the consequences of behaviors i. e. moving too fast. I have shared information on the class with friends. The class has been most helpful.

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    • Matter of Balance Program Participant

    More determined to schedule exercise into my days. Exercise workbook easy to follow. Followed ideas suggested by members of class.