Improving health options for aging populations

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



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 ClassesEnhanceFitness class is a structured group exercise program that focuses on stretching, flexibility, balance, low impact aerobics and strength training exercises. It has been shown to help older adults to improve their health 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

The Health Trust - Dine out for Life

April 24,2014
All Day


Join us in the fight against HIV/AIDS by dining out. Dining Out For Life is an annual fundraising event in which restaurants across the Silicon Valley donate a portion of all dining revenue to The Health Trust AIDS Services. It’s fun! It’s easy! It’s for a great cause. For more information, please e-mail or call 408.513.8711.

4th Annual SVHAP Annual Meeting

April 25,2014
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The San José State University Department of Kinesiology and The Health Trust are pleased to announce the 4rd annual meeting of the Silicon Valley Healthy Aging Partnership (SVHAP). It is the mission of SVHAP to create partnerships between community organizations to ensure that evidence-based health promotion programs are widely available on an on-going basis throughout Santa Clara County for all older adults. Whether you are already a member or are new to SVHAP, we invite you to learn more about the success of SVHAP how it can help you implement, maintain, or expand your agencies capacity to offer effective evidence-based health promotion and prevention programs.  We value your input and expertise and welcome contributions that will continue to shape the direction of SVHAP. This event will be held on Friday, April 25th at The Sunnyvale Senior Center from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Light food and beverage will be provided. In the last year SVHAP has expanded and supported our communities capacity to offer effective, low cost health promotion programs across Santa Clara County to older adults. In the past year we have supported and provided trainings in Matter of Balance and EnhanceFitness, both evidence-based programs, at no cost to SVHAP members, and provided a forum for planning, coordination, technical assistance and peer learning for all organizations implementing evidence-based programs. For SVHAP to be successful it needs broad participation from community partners interested in working together to offer programs that help older adults manage chronic conditions, prevent falls and maintain function and strength as they age. As an SVHAP partner organization, you will have continued access to training and support to implement evidence- based programs. Tremendous resources in health promotion already exist in this region but not consistently for all older residents. SVHAP will build upon existing strengths in the community while promoting expanded and coordinated resources to sustain programs for healthy aging.

14th Annual California Senior Injury Prevention Conference

May 28,2014
12:00 am - 4:00 pm

Download the flyer for this event here: 2014 CA SIPP Conference Save The Date PDF

Elder Summit

May 30,2014
12:00 am - 4:30 pm

Download the flyer here for this event: ElderSummitSaveDate_Apr14_comp7

  • Program Participant

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

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    • Program Participant

    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.