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Activities for Older Adults

Educational Opportunities

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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Arizona (OLLI-UA)

The University of Arizona

1955 E. 6th St.
Tucson, AZ 85719

(520) 626-9039

https://www.olli.arizona.edu/

description
For 30 + years, OLLI-UA has served as a life-enriching education program for adults 50+. OLLI-UA is a community of learners filled with curious minds passionate about knowledge. OLLI-UA members bring their own life experience to the classroom making for a very engaging and enthusiastic learning setting. At its essence, it’s learning just for the joy of it with no test or grades.
OLLI-UA differentiates itself as a member-run, community-based learning environment that offers a diverse repertoire of 500+ intellectually stimulating, noncredit courses and educational activities each year along with significant opportunities for volunteer engagement and leadership.
OLLI-UA also serves as an amazingly effective health and wellness program in disguise, keeping members engaged intellectually and active socially. OLLI-UA creates new circles of friends with similar interests and a passion for life and learning. Many times our program provides a welcome respite from personal issues like caring for a loved one or recovering from loss.
OLLI-UA has four campuses serving NW, Central, and Southeast Tucson along with Green Valley / Sahuarita. You join by becoming a member of one of our schools.
We offer classes during the Fall, Spring, and Summer and serve nearly 1,500 members each year.

service area
Marana,Oro Valley,Tucson

business hours
M - F 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

costs
Membership prices range from $95 to $350 depending on the campus you join and the length of membership. See the website for details by campus and session.

Oury Recreation center

600 W. St Mary's Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85705

(520) 791-4788

https://www.tucsonaz.gov/parks/OuryCenter

description
OuryRecreation Center provides activities for older adults, public computer use for job searches, community and recreation activities, and more.

business hours
M, T, T F 2:45 - 6:00 PM, W 1:45 PM - 6:00 PM

Pima Community College

Education

4905 E. Broadway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85709

(520) 206-4500 | (800) 860-PIMA

https://www.pima.edu/

description
PCC offers non-credit courses in Computer Basics at various locations throughout the community. Call for class information and cost. (520) 206-4500

service area
Tucson

Pima County Natural Resources Parks and Recreation

3500 W. River Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85701

(520) 724-5000

http://webcms.pima.gov/government/natural_resources_parks_and_recreation

description
Pima County Natural Resources Parks and Recreation provides all types of recreational and educational activities for adults are available year-round. Visit Pima County's website to find events, classes, registration information, and times.

business hours
M - F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Pima County Public Library

Computer Classes

101 N. Stone Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701

(520) 791-4010

https://www.library.pima.gov/

description
The Pima County Public Library offers a variety of computer classes at several locations throughout Tucson. In addition to computer basics, they offer drop-in classes and classes that provide one-on-one computer help. Call or visit the Pima County Public Library website for information on upcoming class times and locations.

business hours
M - Th 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM, F 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, S 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM S 1:00P M – 5:00 PM

Senior Center Without Walls

881 Turk St.
San Francisco, CA 94102

(877) 797-7299

http://www.seniorcenterwithoutwalls.org/

description
Senior Center Without Walls is an award-winning program of Episcopal Senior Communities offering activities, education, friendly conversation, and an assortment of classes, support groups, and presentations to seniors. Each week, seniors can access over 70 groups by phone or online, all from the comfort of home.

business hours
M - F 9:00AM - 5:00 PM

The Drawing Studio

2760 N. Tucson Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85716

(520) 620-0947

http://thedrawingstudiotds.org

description
The Drawing Studio offers a range of senior-friendly classes through its mid-town studio (fee-based) and the Pima County Library system (free courses). We also provide customized courses through contracts with various senior living facilities in the metro Tucson area.

service area
Tucson

business hours
M - F 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

costs
Costs vary depending on format, class length, and venue. A complete schedule of offerings with expenses can be found on our website.

Town of Marana Parks and Recreation Department

Town of Marana
Parks and Recreation, Special Interest Division, Senior Program

13250 N. Lon Adams Rd.
Marana, AZ 85653

(520) 382-1950

Fax: (520) 382-1951

http://www.maranaaz.gov/recreation

  • Low Income

description
The Marana Senior Program offers a variety of services and recreation opportunities for active adults ages 50 plus. Member benefits include easy registration to Parks and Recreation Programs, including Senior-specific offerings such as day trips and Bunco. Membership provides exercise classes, a fitness center, table games, arts and crafts, social settings and parties, and much more. The Marana Senior Program works with outside entities such as the Northwest Fire Department, Marana Food Bank, and Medicare representatives to provide information to Members.

service area
Avra Valley,Catalina,Marana,Oro Valley,Tucson

business hours
M - F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

costs
Membership based:
Five-day free trial offered once per person
4-month membership - $20
1-year membership - $40
To be renewed annually on the individual renewal date

Tucson Adult Learning Adventures (TALA)

6700 N. Oracle Rd., Ste 33
Tucson, AZ 85704

(630) 452-8121

https://www.tucsonadultlearningadventures.com/

description
TALA partners with AARP to offer one-on-one tutoring for older adults who are interested in learning the capabilities of their cell phones, tablets, and computers. Registration is required. Call for dates, times, and locations. Classes held at the AARP office location.

service area
Tucson

Tucson Chinese Cultural Center

1288 W. River Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85704

(520) 292- 6900

Fax: (520) 292-6908

http://www.tucsonchinese.org

description
Tucson Chinese Cultural Center offers structured programs every Thursday, which includes Line Dancing, Aerobics, Tai Chi Classes, Chinese Fan Dance, Chinese Language Class, Computer Class, Chinese Lunch.

service area
Tucson

business hours
T - 9:00 AM-1:00 PM, T Evening 5:00 PM-8:00 PM, Th 9:00 AM-8:00 PM S - 9:00 AM-5:00 PM Su -10:00 AM-5:00 PM

costs
Membership for Older Adults $180.00 a year.
Daily Membership $10.00.

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