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.
The 2016 Generations Gala was a smashing success! Thank you to all who attended the event! Your contributions helped make this year our best. We were pleased to honor the Klaehn-Quilliam Family at our 2016 Generations Gala on Friday, April 15. Please fulfill your pledge by clicking here.
Blaze a Trail in 2016: May is Older Americans Month
In 1963, John F. Kennedy designated May as Senior Citizens Month, which was later renamed Older Americans Month. The annual observance began to acknowledge the contributions of older people in the month of May.
This year’s theme, “Blaze a Trail,” emphasizes the ways older adults are reinventing themselves through new work and new passions, engaging their communities and blazing a trail of positive impact on the lives of people of all ages.
While PCOA provides a wide range of programs and services to older adults year-round, we will use OAM 2016 to focus on how older adults in our community are leading and inspiring others, how we can support and learn from them, how we might follow their examples to blaze trails of our own, and by promoting the health, security and well-being of older adults in our community.
We encourage you to get involved by becoming a volunteer, an advocate, and by celebrating how older adults in our community are leading and inspiring others.
PCOA Founder Marian Lupu Receives Award
Nearly fifty years ago, Marian Lupu gathered together a group of community volunteers to start the Tucson Council on Aging. The nonprofit agency later became Pima Council on Aging (PCOA) and in 1973 the organization was designated as the local Area Agency on Aging for Pima County.
“The agency she founded in 1965 gives voice to the needs of older adults, and brought to fruition many important firsts she initiated in partnership with her staff and volunteers over the years,” said Barbara Brown, Vice President Program Services and Community Initiatives at the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona. Click here to continue reading.