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 - SVHAPIf you are interested in having a FREE falls prevention presentation at your site, please click here to fill out the request form.

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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

22nd Annual Adult Wellness Resource Faire

October 23,2014
9:00 am - 12:30 pm

The Social Services Agency, Department of Aging and Adult Services, in partnership with San Jose State University’s CHAMP (Center for Healthy Aging in Multicultural Populations), and Friends of Human Relations, is pleased to inform you about our 22nd Annual Adult Wellness Resource Faire. This event will take place on Thursday, October 23, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Timpany Center (730 Empey Way, San Jose, CA 95128).
The 22nd Annual Senior Wellness Faire will provide local seniors, their caretakers, service providers, and others interested in senior issues with information on county, state, and local resources, as well as free health screenings. Open to the public and free of charge, this event is anticipated to draw more than 600 members of our community.
Please share the attached flyer CHAMPenglish2014__ColorFlyer_FINAL with other interested parties.

  • Program Participant

    “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.