News Archive: From PCOA

PCOA Statement in Solidarity with Our Jewish Community

In recent weeks, our community has seen a series of anti-Semitic attacks targeting the Jewish community. These vile acts of vandalism include defacing the door of Chabad on River with a swastika and an anti-Semitic slur, and a rock thrown through the front door of the synagogue at Congregation Chaverim. In solidarity with the Jewish […] Continue


PCOA Provides New Service Opportunity for Family Caregivers

TUCSON, AZ – PCOA is proud to announce a new opportunity for family caregivers to take a restorative break by launching its Friends and Neighbors program. Friends and Neighbors is the newest addition to PCOA’s selection of respite care services. Other services offered include traditional in-home respite care and adult day health. For non-paid caregivers, […] Continue


Pima Council on Aging Partners with City of Tucson to Provide Grocery Shopping Service to Older Adults

TUCSON, AZ – Through generous funding of $500,000 from the City of Tucson federal CARES Act funds, Pima Council on Aging is expanding its grocery shopping service for City of Tucson residents age 60 and over. During these difficult times, it is critical that older adults reduce their exposure to COVID-19 by physically distancing. PCOA […] Continue


Pima Council on Aging Represents Older Adults on Governor’s Task Force on Long-Term Care

TUCSON, AZ – Pima Council on Aging’s President & CEO, W. Mark Clark, will represent the Area Agencies on Aging in Arizona on Governor Ducey’s Task Force on Long-Term Care. Governor Ducey announced on July, 28, 2020 that he was establishing a task force on long-term care to develop recommendations and metrics on how and […] Continue


Pima Council on Aging Awarded Grant for Alzheimer’s Disease Programs Initiative

TUCSON, AZ – Last week, the federal Administration of Community Living announced their 2020 awards for the Alzheimer’s Disease Programs Initiative. Pima Council on Aging was selected as one of the twelve organizations in the nation to receive funding for a three-year program to improve dementia-specialized support for people living with Alzheimer’s Disease and related […] Continue


Pima Council on Aging Joins Forces with Caregiver Training Institute

TUCSON, AZ – Pima Council on Aging (PCOA) proudly announces a restructuring that will bring the Caregiver Training Institute (CGTI) into the Pima Council on Aging family of nonprofit companies as a subsidiary organization. The mutual goals of both organizations are to raise the standard for the competence of the health care workers in the […] Continue


Pima Council on Aging Opposes Proposition 127

Pima Council on Aging opposes Proposition 127 because it will have a direct negative impact on low to moderate-income older adults in Pima County. Proposition 127 proposes to amend the Arizona State Constitution to require effected utilities to provide at least 50% of their annual retail sales of electricity from renewable energy sources by 2030. […] Continue


What’s New at PCOA

As PCOA enters a new fiscal year on July 1, we’re looking forward to an exciting year filled with opportunities to serve our community in new ways. Continue


We Celebrated the Gift of Longevity

PCOA’s The Gala on May 18 at the Westin La Paloma was an absolute success. The Gala is a fundraising event that brings our community together in support of PCOA’s programs and services. Continue


An Aging America Requires New Approaches

In just over a decade, a demographic transformation will occur: older people are projected to outnumber children for the first time in U.S. history. Continue


NTL Older Americans Month 2018: Engage at Every Age

Across the country, older Americans – a rapidly growing population – are taking part in activities that promote wellness and social connection. They are sharing their wisdom and experience with future generations, and they are giving back to enrich their communities. They’re working and volunteering, mentoring and learning, leading and engaging. Continue


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