29th Street Community Assistance Network

Neighbors Care Alliance


(520) 406-6959


The Neighbors Care Alliance (NCA) is a network of neighborhood volunteer programs with a shared mission of helping older adults thrive safely in their homes for as long as possible. The programs serve specific geographic areas, and each is independently organized. Pima Council on Aging serves as the program administrator and provides tools to build infrastructure, volunteer training, opportunities for networking, access to community resources, and mileage reimbursement. Volunteers support older adults through various services, including transportation to medical appointments and shopping, running errands, meal delivery, phone calls and visits, lighthouse and yard work, and caregiver respite. Neighbors connecting to neighbors reduces the social isolation many older adults face while helping to meet everyday needs.
The NCA welcomes all interested volunteers and neighborhood programs to the network. Your neighborhood program will build a vast network of resources and support through participation in the Neighbors Care Alliance, building a safety net for older adults.
Serving older adults (55+) and adults with disabilities living within the boundaries of 22nd Street and Golf Links Road, Country Club Road, and Craycroft Road.
Services offered:
Friendly Visit
Friendly Phone Call

Administration of Resources and Choices (ARC)

ARC Elder Services

1625 N. Alvernon, Ste 101
Tucson, AZ 85712

(520) 623-9383

Fax: (520) 623-9577


  • Low Income

ARC’s 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. ARC can place vulnerable adults in temporary homes when there is an emergency with their caregiver or under duress, and they need a break. So ARC, under emergency circumstances, will temporarily place them in a home so that the caregiver can get some respite.

business hours
Monday - Thursday 9am-5pm; Friday 9am-4pm

There is no fee or charge for short-term Elder Shelter Project Services. However, participants are responsible for the ongoing costs of care and placement.

Alana's Art Cart

(520) 342-8180

  • In-Home Services

Alana’s Art Cart provides custom visual art projects geared toward older adults with special needs in private homes and assisted living care homes. The projects are individualized and adapted to physical and cognitive challenges. Due to Covid-19, in-person visits inside have been temporarily halted. I am exploring using Zoom and, in warm weather, holding programs outdoors. Contact Alana for updates.

business hours

Due to Covid-19, outdoor and possible Zoom classes, fees are being re-structured for 2021. Contact Alana with inquiries.

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) in Tucson

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


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

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Arivaca Community Center

Pima County Parks and Recreation Centers

36120 S. Mesquite Rd.
Arivaca, AZ 85601

(520) 398-3010


The Arivaca Senior Program arranges an educational trip each month. There is a cost except for lunch and admission to parks or facilities. (Please note there are no programming for Family or Older adults at this time due to Covid)

service area

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


  • Spanish Services

Arizona Talking Book Library provides audio and braille book and magazine downloads, audiobooks and magazines on cartridges, books and magazines in braille, movies with audio descriptions, and loans of specialized equipment to play audiobooks. Library materials are sent through postage-free mail. The library also provides access to NFB Newsline with 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.

business hours
M - F 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Armory Park Senior Center

City of Tucson

220 S. 5th Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701

(520) 791-4865


  • Low Income

PCOA and Armory Park Senior Center provide meals for adults 60 and older. Meals are served between 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM M - F. In addition to meals, the center offers recreational, educational, and healthy living programs and provides a wide range of activities, including games, crafts, dancing, clubs. You must register in advance to attend. Call the center staff for more information. Armory Park Senior Center also offers food boxes provided by the Tucson Community Food Bank on the 4th Wednesday of each month, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM.

service area

business hours
M - F 8:30 - 5:00

A suggested donation of $2.00 is requested.

Beat Cancer Boot Camp

Beat Cancer Boot Camp provides a physical support group for all cancer survivors and those that love them. They offer fitness classes, mentoring, and education.

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Bodycentral Physical Therapy

Golden Bear Physical Therapy

3124 N. Swan Rd.

(520) 363-3232


Fall prevention classes-- Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance is the #1 evidence-based fall prevention program for individuals under 85. It incorporates gentle stretching, exercise gait, and balance while learning an 8-form Tai Ji program. The program consists of 47 classes and lasts for 6 months. The minimum attendance rate is 75% for fidelity. No prior experience in Tai Ji is required! People using assistive devices such as walkers and canes are welcome. There is good evidence to support reduced fall risk in Parkinson's patients as well. Data shows a 57% reduced fall risk and 75% reduction in injurious falls after completing the program.

business hours
M-Th 7-6, F 7-1

$300/for a full 6-month program
(approx $6.38/class)

Building Better Bones and Muscles

8383 E. 22nd Street
Tucson, AZ 85710

(520) 991-5622


Building Better Bones and Muscles provides personal training services for older adults to improve their overall quality of life. Specific goals include improving balance, flexibility, core stability, bone density, muscular strength, and decreasing fall risk.

business hours
By appointment only

Complimentary fitness consultation, all personal training services are on a pre-paid basis. Prices are as low as $25 per (half hour) session with the purchase of a large package. Full hour and half hour sessions are available. Sessions are priced at $50-60/hour based on the size of the package.

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