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Activities for Older Adults

Activities and Socialization Opportunities

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Ajo Community Center

Ajo Community Health Center

290 W. 5th St.
Ajo, AZ 85321

(520) 387-5040

Fax: (520) 387-6758

http://webcms.pima.gov/cms/One.aspx?pageId=3667

  • Low Income

description
Pima Council On Aging and various dedicated community partners provide meals served at lunch sites to older adults who are 60 and older. In addition to meals, the center offers recreational, educational, and healthy living programs. You must register in advance to attend. Call the center manager for more information or to register.

service area
Ajo

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

costs
A suggested donation of $2.00-$3.00 is requested

Alana's Art Cart

  • In-Home Services

description
Alana's Art Cart brings customized visual art projects to your location (private home or assisted living care home.) Projects are geared toward older adults with special needs. The projects are individualized and adapted to physical and cognitive challenges.

business hours
Variable

costs
Individual art coaching in your home: $35 for 60 - 75-minute session (Caregiver may participate at no extra charge); plus some art supplies
Small Collaborative Art Group (Assisted Living & Memory Care Home): $90 for a 90-minute session; plus art supplies

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) in Tucson

(888) 687-2277 | (877) 342-2277 Spanish

http://aarp.org/tucson

description
The local AARP office offers a variety of educational and social activities throughout the year. Call for class listings and registration information.

service area
Tucson

Arivaca Community Center

Pima County Parks and Recreation Centers

16012 Universal Ranch Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85601

(520) 398-3010

http://www.arivaca.net/index.html

description
The Arivaca Senior Program arranges an educational trip each month. There is a cost except for lunch and admission to parks or facilities.

service area
Arivaca

costs
There is a cost for lunch and admission to parks or facilities.

Arizona Talking Book Library

1030 N. 32nd St.
Phoenix, AZ 85008

(602) 255-5578

Fax: (602) 286-0444

http:// https://azlibrary.gov/talkingbooks/apply

  • Spanish Services

description
Arizona Talking Book Library provides audio and braille book and magazine downloads, audiobooks, and magazines on the cartridge, books, and magazines in printed braille, movies with audio descriptions, and loans of specialized equipment to play audiobooks. Library materials sent through postage-free mail. The library also provides access to NFB Newsline and over 500 newspapers and magazines by phone and online. Go to https://azlibrary.gov/talkingbooks/apply for information on eligibility and a link to an application.

service area
Phoenix

business hours
M - F 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM by phone (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM on-site)

Center for Community Dialogue & Training

Our Family Services
Center for Community Dialogue and Training

Community Foundation Campus, Suite 125 - 5049 E. Broadway
Tucson, AZ 85711

(520) 323-1708 ext: 122

http://ourfamilyservices.org/circles

description
The Center's Elder Circles program provides free monthly dialogue Circles at locations around Tucson, Green Valley, and Oro Valley. Elders are invited to explore "the Wisdom Journey" together through conversations guided by trained facilitators. Each one-hour Elder Circle focuses on topics relevant to the life stage known as "elderhood," including life review, life repair, leaving a legacy, and mentoring. The safe and respectful format ensures all voices are heard, enabling greater connections with others and one's self.

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

Cherry Avenue Recreation Center

5085 S. Cherry Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85706

(520) 791-4497

Fax: (520) 791-4008

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

description
Cherry Avenue Recreation Center provides activities for older adults, public computer use and job searching, community and recreation activities, and more.

business hours
M and F 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM, T, W, and Thu 12:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Desert Aloha, LLC

5149 E. Circulo Las Cabanas
Tucson, AZ 85711

(520) 235-3620

http://desertalohadaytrips.com

description
Desert Aloha LLC provides Saturday trips for people with early to moderate stages of memory loss while offering respite for caregivers.

service area
Tucson

business hours
M - F 3:30 PM - 9:00 PM, Sa & Su anytime

costs
$125 per trip, includes transportation, admissions into museums and exhibits, art supplies, and lunch

Donna Liggins Recreation Center

2160 N. 6th Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85705

(520) 791-3247

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

description
Donna Liggins Recreation Center provides activities for older adults, public computer use, community and recreation activities, employment resources, and PCOA community lunch program.

service area
Tucson

business hours
M - Th 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM - F - 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM, S - 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Drexel Heights Community Center

5110 S. San Joaquin Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85746

(520) 883-4228

http://webcms.pima.gov/cms/one.aspx?portalId=169&pageId=3692

description
Games and other activities are available. This center also hosts the Golden Age II Club which arranges pot lucks, trips, and special events. New members are welcome.

business hours
M - F 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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