A proud tradition that shows our commitment to honoring the value that elders contribute to our communities. Show your support for Older Americans Month by unleashing the power of age in our community.
City of Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild has shown his support by providing a special proclamation (view here) celebrating the many contributions of older local residents in Tucson.
Oct. 23, 2012
Soon after the Nov. 6 election, the focus in Washington will shift dramatically to the federal budget. In a "lame duck" session, Congress will consider possible across-the-board cuts, tax issues, and an "extenders" package of expiring health provisions. NCOA chairs the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO), which has calculated the cuts' impact on vulnerable seniors and adopted federal budget principles to guide advocacy efforts on what could be historic reductions in funding for senior programs.
The Centers for Desease Control and Prevention (CDC) and leading health experts recommend that everyone 6 months of age and older get an annual immunization as the best way to help protect themselves from influenza. Vaccination is especially important for adults 65 and older because they are at higher risk for developing flu related complications. Find a Flu Shot
Prime Time is a Resource Guide to Active and Assisted Retirement Living in Tucson. It is published by the Arizona Daily Star. Click here to view an on-line version of the Guide.
By 2015, more than 15.5 million Americans 65 and older will live in communities where public transportation service is poor or non-existent, a new study shows.
Read Aging in Place, Stuck without Options
Power Point Presentations from the May 23 2011 Southeastern Arizona Suicide Prevention Conference are now available on our website.
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The Leadership Council of Aging Organizations, a coalition of 66 national nonprofit organizations concerned with the well-being of America's older population & committed to representing their interests in the policy-making arena, recently released a consensus document of recommendations for the reauthorization of the Older Americans Act. Read the Consensus Recommendations
For information about the Health Care Reform Act visit the following websites:
The Affordable Care Act: Provisions that Will Help Caregivers from Families USA
Are you a family caregiver residing in Southern Arizona, helping to care for someone with dementia or memory loss? Do you provide an average of 4 hours of care or supervision per day? Do you find caring for your loved one increasingly demanding of your time & energy? CarePRO's free workshops may be able to help you. Click here to find out more