Caregiving Workshops: Caregiving Essentials for Family Caregivers

If you are a family caregiver, there is no charge to attend these workshops.

The demands of caring for a loved one can be stressful, and it is difficult to provide care when you are unsure of what you’re doing. You’ll feel better when you’re confident of your skills and we can help! Workshops are available every month.

This training is for unpaid family caregivers who are caring for someone age 60 or older or someone who has Alzheimer’s or a related dementia of any age.

For further information please contact: Luminaria Home Care (520) 488-7340 or e-mail

For information on upcoming workshops, click here.

Understanding Medicare

Join us for a free 2-hour presentation followed by 1-hour Q&A

Learn how Medicare works including:

  • Understanding your benefits
  • Medicare Part A, B, C, D and Medigap plans A-N
  • Find the Medicare Advantage or standalone Prescription Drug plan that best fits your needs, including plans with the lowest prescription costs
  • Help paying your Part B premium and/or Part D drug costs (for incomes up to $1,528 individuals / $2,050 couples)
  • How and when to enroll avoid late enrollment penalties!

Murphy-Wilmot Library, 530 N Wilmot Rd, Tucson 85710

1st Tuesday of every month starting at 2:00 pm

Check PCOA’s online calendar for additional locations and dates.  There is no cost to attend.

Arizona Long Term Care Workshop

The Arizona Long Term Care System (ALTCS) is a part of AHCCCS – Arizona’s version of Medicaid. ALTCS provides long-term care in assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and provides in-home care for individuals who would otherwise be institutionalized. It is a complex income- and asset-limited program. PCOA holds a workshop on ALTCS the second Thursday of each month at 2:00 p.m. at our office at 8467 E. Broadway, Tucson, AZ. There is no cost to attend.

Call PCOA’s Helpline to register: (520) 790-7262

Aging Mastery Program

Pima Council on Aging has launched a new program!

The Aging Mastery Program® (AMP) classes will explore:

  • Navigating Longer Lives
  • Exercise and You
  • Sleep
  • Healthy Eating and Hydration
  • Financial Fitness
  • Advance Planning
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Medication Management
  • Fall Prevention
  • Community Engagement

Aging Mastery 02.16By participating in this program, you will make small, helpful changes in your activities, get incentives and rewards for taking small steps to improve your well-being, meet new friends and become more involved in your community.

Fee: $99 per person is for all 10 weeks of the program.

If you are interested in future sessions, please call (520) 305-3409.


Arizona Living Well Classes and Workshops

Arizona Living Well is a series of health promotion programs sponsored by PCOA in collaboration with community partners. Living Well is about managing one’s personal health, staying fit and maintaining or improving your quality of life. PCOA is offering 4 evidence-based personal health promotion programs for adults 60 years & older. Sign up now to begin your journey to improved personal health!

Tips for Better Aging 2016Healthy Living: Managing Ongoing Health Conditions

This six-week workshop is about self-care for those living with a diagnosed chronic condition(s) or for caregivers of those with chronic condition(s) meets for 2.5  hours once a week. Topics include “Sleeping Well,” “Managing Pain and Fatigue,” “Increasing Fitness and Self-confidence,” and more.  $20 per person; $30 per couple; contribution covers book and program supplies. Register online

Healthy Living with Chronic Pain (Chronic Pain Self Management Program)

Who: If you are living with chronic pain or you are a caregiver for one with pain, register today for a fun, interactive workshop to help you understand acute and chronic pain and learn to balance activity and rest. You will learn ways to manage your emotions, pain and fatigue, decrease frustration. Other topics include the importance of healthy eating, medications and interventions, communication and getting a good night’s sleep.

NOTE: During weeks 3 to 6, participants will be led through 15 minutes of “Moving Easy” exercises selected for individuals with chronic pain.

What: Six week program for 2.5 hours once a week (same day).

Fee:  $35 per person; $45 a couple contribution fee to Pima Council on Aging (PCOA). Contribution fee provides you with a copy of Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain book and the “Moving Easy” program CD. Register online.

Healthy Living with Diabetes

This six-week workshop meets for 2.5 hours once a week; learn to manage symptoms, use relaxation techniques, eat healthy, and communicate with your healthcare providers and more. $20 per person; $30 per couple; contribution covers book and program supplies. Register online.

A Matter of Balance

Eight 2-hour classes meet twice a week for 4 weeks. Learn to view falls as controllable, the role of assertiveness in fall prevention and simple exercises to increase strength and balance. $20 per person; $30 per couple; contribution covers workbook, materials and snacks. Register online.

Enhance Fitness

1-hour session 3 times weekly; this is an ongoing low to moderate level exercise class taught by a certified fitness instructor; classes can be taken seated or standing. $18 per month or $60 per 4 month session. Register online.

 Project Visibility

A training to help service providers become more informed, sensitive to, and supportive of the needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender older adults and their families. View the flyer.

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Meals and Nutrition Information

Ongoing – Getting enough to eat? Want to make new friends while getting a quality meal? Need an affordable meal on a tight budget? Visit the Meals and Nutrition area of our website for information on PCOA’s vast nutrition services!

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