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Phase One - California Senior Fall Prevention Projects Grantees

On April 28, 2006, the Board of Directors of Archstone Foundation announced the approval of 11 grants under the California Senior Fall Prevention Projects, totaling $364,822 over eighteen months.

Fall prevention has been an interest area of the Archstone Foundation for almost a decade with more that 25 grants being awarded, totaling over 10 million dollars.  The Foundation has funded programs which address many of the risk factors of falls.  These have included the development of balance and mobility programs, home modifications, and statewide and national convenings.  In 2003, the Archstone Foundation brought together key stakeholder groups throughout California to begin a strategic planning process for the prevention of falls among older adults.  In response to participants' recommendations, the Archstone Foundation provided funding to establish the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence as a coordinating body for fall prevention activities across the State.  


The Fall Prevention Center of Excellence is a consortium of public and private organizations consisting of the following:


  • University of Southern California, Andrus Gerontology Center
  • California State University, Fullerton Center for Successful Aging
  • University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine
  • Veterans Administration Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center
  • California Department of Health Services, State and Local Injury Control 

The Archstone Foundation and the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence are now collaborating through the Senior Fall Prevention Projects to help communities build their capacity to address falls in the elderly and deliver integrated fall prevention services that allow seniors to continue to live vital, independent lives.


Grantees awarded under the California Senior Fall Prevention Projects include:


Coalition Development

  • County of Santa Barbara, Adult and Aging Network
  • Area Agency on Aging, Napa and Solano Counties
  • Caring Choices
  • Nevada County Human Services Agency
  • Rebuilding Together, Orange County

Program Expansion

  • Adult Day Services of Orange County
  • Area 1 Agency on Aging  
  • Jewish Family Services of Los Angeles   
  • ONEgeneration 
  • Saint Mary Medical Center Foundation 
  • San Francisco Adult Day Services Network 

The Fall Prevention Center of Excellence will provide technical support and project evaluation assistance to grantees.  For more information about the 11 awarded projects, please click here.

Updates about the Initiative will be posted on our Web site at and at the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence Web site at