Pima Council on Aging (PCOA) is the designated Area Agency on Aging serving older adults and their families living in Pima County, Arizona.  PCOA is a donor-supported non-profit 501(c)(3) organization accessible to any individual or group seeking assistance or sharing our mission.

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The 9th annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day (FPAD) was observed on September 22, 2016—the first day of fall. This annual observance raises awareness about how to prevent fall-related injuries among older adults. The theme of this year’s event was Ready, Steady, Balance: Prevent Falls in 2016.

Watch Tina Jennings of KGUN 9 on Your Side’s Morning Blend discuss fall prevention with a panel of local experts.

On this edition of Morning Blend, Dustin Schaber of Community Home Repair and Chris Kang of Valley Assistance Services in Green Valley, explain the Safety & Health in Motion Program and how their agencies work to prevent falls.

Jeannie Lee, Doctor of Pharmacy and Associate Professor at the University of Arizona, explains the role that prescription and over-the-counter medications can play in falls among older adults.

PCOA Health Program Coordinators Tom Pylman and Marty Twitchell, and Pima County Health Instructor Adam Bernal, discuss the evidence-based fall prevention benefits of two of PCOA’s most popular exercise programs: A Matter of Balance and Enhance Fitness.

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Upcoming Events

Medicare Conference

Learn about: Changes coming in 2017 Medicare Part A and Part B Benefits – Hospital and Medical Medicare Part A and B Supplements – Medigap Medicare Part C – Advantage Plans Medicare Part D – Prescription Drugs Frauds, Scams, and Schemes that affect you There is no charge to attend this conference. Space is limited – registration […]

Conferencia de actualización de Medicare

Aprender acerca: Los cambios que vienen en 2017 Los beneficios de la Parte A y la Parte B de Medicare  Parte A y B de Medicare Suplementos – Medigap Parte C Medicare – Planes Advantage Parte D de Medicare – Los fármacos de venta con receta Fraudes, estafas y esquemas que le afectan No hay […]

Medicare Open Enrollment Help

PCOA is offering assistance with Medicare Open Enrollment at the following locations: Pima Council on Aging 8467 E. Broadway, Tucson, AZ 85710 Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. October 17, 2016 – December 7, 2016 Reservations are recommended. Call PCOA (520) 546-2011 to schedule an APPOINTMENT. Joyner Green Valley Library, in the […]

Social Security Benefit Planning Seminars

These FREE seminars will be given by Jack Burns, Public Affairs Specialist from The Social Security Administration to answer questions such as: What are the requirements to receive the benefits? What are some different filing options I have? What resources/tools can help me decide when to file? Can I work and get benefits at the […]

21st Annual Caregiver Education Conference

Are You a Caregiver? Do you help a family member with: Personal care, such as bathing and/or getting dressed? Running errands? Grocery shopping, meal planning or preparation? Medication management? Bill paying, paperwork or financial assistance? Transportation? Living arrangements? If you answered “yes” to one or more of these questions, you are invited to join us […]

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