Community Resources for Seniors

Below are links to all kinds of information to help seniors live well in Pima County, including those who are economically challenged.

AARP in Tucson

Connect to information from the local chapter of AARP.

Arizona Talking Book Library

AZ Talking Book Library serves individuals who are unable to read standard print books due to blindness, low vision, difficulty holding or handling print books, or a perceptual or reading disability. Assisted Living in Arizona

Resources to help aging adults and their families explore options and costs. Includes information on finding assisted living in your area, understanding what assisted living is and what it costs, and learning about the range of senior living options.

BenefitsCheckUp® is the nation’s most comprehensive online tool to connect older adults and people with disabilities to benefits. We'll make it easy to see if you may be eligible—and then help you find out where to apply online or how to get help from a benefits counselor.

Elder Protection Program

24 hour Elder Crisis Hotline: (520) 339-2801

Skilled professional case managers help seniors escape abusive and life-threatening situations. We employ the generosity of Tucson area adult care homeowners to help provide safe temporary housing, acquire immediate medical care, and transition to long-term housing– all free of charge.

Memory Kits from Pima County Public Library

Each of these compact and easy-to-use kits focuses on a time or topic in the past and comes with resources including a DVD, photographs, music, artifacts, and activities. Anyone with a library card can reserve Memory Kits and check them out for 3 weeks.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

OLLI-UA (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Arizona) is a non-credit lifelong learning program open to all adults over the age of 50.

Pima Council on Aging

PCOA Helpline: (520) 790-7262

We are Pima County’s leading experts on aging well, advocacy, and unbiased information for older people and their families. Founded in 1967, PCOA was among the first aging services organizations in the nation. We are passionate about improving the experience of aging in our community.

Check out this comprehensive guide to everything PCOA has to offer, including lists of resources in these top 10 categories: Activities for Older Adults, End of Life, Financial, Home Repair, Housing, In-Home Services, Legal Service, Meals and Nutrition, Medical Equipment, Transportation

Southern Arizona Senior Pride

We celebrate, support and unite LGBTQI+ older adults. We recognize and respond to the unique concerns of LGBTQI+ older adults who are 55+ and their younger allies.

SunVan Paratransit

Sun Van makes getting around the Tucson area simple for those eligible to ride. Sun Van meets the standards set under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) to provide service for those individuals who, because of their disability, are unable to ride Sun Tran.

The Senior Community Service Employment Program

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a community service and work-based job training program for older Americans. Authorized by the Older Americans Act, the program provides training for low-income, unemployed seniors. Participants also have access to employment assistance through American Job Centers.

TMC for Seniors

Tucson Medical Center is committed to building a healthy community outside our hospital walls. Through TMC for Seniors, we offer a strong network of programs, including wellness education, socialization opportunities and information on the community, that allows older adults to remain engaged in the community and continue to have good quality of life.

Tucson Parks and Rec Senior Programs

Tucson Parks and Recreation offers a variety of programs and services for seniors.