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

Flu + You Event

Influenza (“the flu”) is a contagious respiratory illness that can be severe and life-threatening, especially for adults 65 years of age and older. The immune system weakens with age, which makes it harder to fight disease. Getting an annual flu vaccination is one of the things you can do to help maintain your health. According […]

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 – y hospitalaria Médico 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 […]

21st Annual Caregiver Education Conference

Save the Date! The Caregiver Consortium Presents– A Caregiver’s Harvest: The Journey that Matters Friday, November 18, 2016 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. DoubleTree Hotel 445 S. Alvernon Way Tucson, AZ 85741 Keynote Speaker: Sandy Markwood, CEO National Association of Area Agencies on Aging Special Guest: David Fitzsimmons, Editorial Cartoonist Arizona Daily Star For more […]

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