Resources for Older Adults

Whether you're looking for things to do on campus or information on services for older adults, we have put together some links to trusted resources.

On Campus

ACOA - Arizona Center on Aging

University of Arizona Center on Aging (ACOA) promotes the quality of life for older adults through programs in research, geriatric education and training for care partners and collaboration with the community.

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Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine

The Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine provides resources, free of charge, related to health and wellbeing. Resources include free online learning courses, podcasts, COVID-19 information, apps, an integrative cancer care toolkit, and printable materials.

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OLLI - Osher Lifelong Learning

Keeping active mentally and engaged socially is important as you age. OLLI-UA (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Arizona) offers hundreds of life-enriching in-person and online learning opportunities to adults 50+. Feed your curious mind and passion for knowledge in a community of lifelong learners. 

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UArizona Retirees

UARA advocates for the welfare of retired people from the University of Arizona. Interested retirees can join and receive membership benefits including a CatCard, parking permit, Campus Recreation Center membership at employee rates, eligibility for the qualified tuition reduction program, and luncheons.

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University of Arizona Arthritis Center

The University of Arizona Arthritis Center’s Living Healthy With Arthritis (LHWA) community outreach and education program empowers those in communities throughout our state suffering from rheumatic disease to lead healthy, independent lives. Programs include the Tucson Lecture Series, the LHWA Annual Conference and the LHWA Canyon Ranch Active program.

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Beyond Campus

AARP Arizona

AARP is a nonprofit organization for retired people that offers benefits to their members including discounts, healthcare options, travel-related services, and learning resources.

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Age-Friendly Tucson Action Plan

The City of Tucson outlines a five-year "Age-Friendly Tucson" action plan for creating a welcoming and livable community for people of all ages and backgrounds. Download the plan in PDF format below.

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Learning With INELDA

The International End-of-Life Doula Association offers courses on end-of-life training to provide expertise in three areas: End-of-Life Doula Training, Caregiver Support Training, and an End-of-Life Doula Training Refresher. INELDA also offers classes on deathcare and workshops from educators with years of experience in various fields including psychotherapy, writing, grief work and many other areas of expertise.

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National Council on Aging

NCOA serves older adults, caregivers, professionals, and advocates to deliver resources, practices, and advocacy for aging well with a focus on equity.

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Pima Council on Aging

PCOA provides programs and services for older adults and their families in Pima County, from assistance with Medicare to helping a loved one at home.

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Pima County Community Center Programs for Seniors

Pima County's Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation community centers offer a variety of senior clubs and programs.

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Pima County Public Library

Pima County Public Library provides countless resources to support education and literacy. Not only are they a source for books, but they also offer events and meeting places for groups, free computer use, wi-fi and internet access, help build communities, and provide free e-learning and other community classes.

  • For a curated list of community services, click here.
  • To learn about free computer classes for adults, click here.

Southern Arizona Senior Pride

Southern Arizona Senior Pride responds to the LGBTQI+ older adult community with social and support programming, information, services, and by increasing awareness of LGBTQI+ issues related to aging.

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Tucson Medical Care for Seniors

TMC for Seniors offers wellness education, social opportunities and other community information within their programs to promote a good quality of life for older adults and their family members. A quarterly calendar is available for a more complete listing of events online.

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United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona - ELDER Alliance

The ELDER Alliance is affiliated with more than 70 organizations made up of non-profits, businesses, government agencies, community partners and residents age 50+. Some partner benefits are networking, information and resource sharing, and funding opportunities.

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