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Health Promotion: Evidence-Based Programs

How To Find Services In My Area

The California Department of Aging contracts with and oversees the local Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) that coordinate a variety of services for older adults, adults with disabilities, informal caregivers, and family caregivers.

You can locate the AAA in your area by selecting your county on the Find Services in My County page of this website.

What Services Are Available

The Area Agencies on Aging provide a wide variety of evidence-based Health Promotion programs throughout the State.

Through the Older Americans Act, the Title IIID Health Promotion programs are designed to improve health and well-being and reduce disease and injury for adults 60 and older. The programs are evidence-based which means that they are based on scientific research and have been demonstrated to be effective in improving the health of older adults.

Health Promotion programs are provided in a variety of settings including senior centers, community centers, and at community dining sites. Some programs are offered remotely through virtual platforms, as well as in-person.

Some programs focus on balance and strength for fall prevention (e.g., A Matter of Balance, Bingocize, SAIL, and Tai Chi for Arthritis) or support for caregivers (e.g., Powerful Tools for Caregivers). Other programs focus on managing chronic health conditions such as hypertension, arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, and pain (e.g., Chronic Disease Self-Management programs).

The programs offered vary by area. Check with your local Area Agency on Aging to find out about the specific Health Promotion programs available in your area.

Who Can Get These Services

Persons 60 years of age or older, regardless of income level. The spouse of an eligible participant is also eligible, regardless of age.