Listings for Activities for Older Adults / Educational Opportunities

Activities for Older Adults

Educational Opportunities

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American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) in Tucson

6700 N Oracle Rd. Suite 331
Tucson, AZ 85704

(520) 571-9884

Email: aarp.tucson@gmail.com

https://local.aarp.org/tucson-az/aarp-events/

description
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.

service area
Tucson

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

Arizona Talking Book Library

1030 N. 32nd St.
Phoenix, AZ 85008

(602) 255-5578

Fax: (602) 286-0444

Email: talkingbooks@azlibrary.gov

https://azlibrary.gov/talkingbooks

  • Spanish Services

description
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

Email: tprd-armory@tucsonaz.gov

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

  • Low Income

description
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
Tucson

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

costs
A suggested donation of $2.00 is requested.

Digital Learn

description
Digital Learn is an easy-to-use website produced by the Public Library Association. It offers free videos that show you how to use a computer or build on the computer skills you already have. Learn how to use a PC or a Mac, do basic searches, navigate websites, avoid online scams, send and receive an e-mail, create a resume, find a job online, and use Facebook. Some classes are available in Spanish. If you don’t have a computer, you can use one at your local library. (It may be necessary to reserve a computer in advance; ask your local librarian.)

service area
Tucson

Donna Liggins Recreation Center

City of Tucson

2160 N. 6th Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85705

(520) 791-3247

Email: TPRD-DonnaLiggins@tucsonaz.gov

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

description
PCOA and various dedicated community partners provide meals served at lunch sites to older adults 60 and older. In addition to meals, the center offers recreational, educational, and healthy living programs and computers that the public can use to access the Internet for job searches. You must register in advance to attend. Call the center staff for more information or to register.

service area
Tucson

business hours
M - Th 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Green Valley Recreation, Inc.

1070 S. Calle De las Casitas
Green Valley, AZ 85614

(520) 625-3440

Fax: (520) 625-2352

Email: hotline@gvrec.org

http://www.gvrec.org/

description
Green Valley Recreation, Inc. (GVR) provides activities through its 13 Recreation Centers, 60+ member Clubs, 6 Fitness Centers, 13 pools and spas, a sauna, classes, trips, tours, movies, concerts, plays, Senior Olympics.

service area
Green Valley

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

La Posada Community Services

780 S. Park Centre Ave
Green Valley, AZ 85614

(520) 625-2273

Email: marketing@laposadagv.com

https://posadalife.org/community-services/casa-community-services/

description
Posada Life Community Services offers an adult day program and other open programs to the public, with a mission to connect people to a better life through social interaction, education, and caring support.

service area
Green Valley

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

Oro Valley Parks and Recreation

Town of Oro Valley Arizona
Parks & Recreation

10555 N. La Canada Dr.
Oro Valley, AZ 85737

(520) 229-5050

Email: recreation@orovalleyaz.gov

https://www.orovalleyaz.gov/Government/Departments/Parks-and-Recreation

description
Oro Valley Parks and Recreation is committed to a quality parks and recreation system that delivers high-quality parks, trails, and recreation programs, facilities, and events for all residents while contributing to the quality of life of the Town of Oro Valley.

service area
Oro Valley

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

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

Email: ollimail@email.arizona.edu

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 experiences 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 tests 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 friends with similar interests and a passion for life and learning. Our program often provides a welcome respite from personal issues like caring for a loved one or recovering from loss.
As a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic, OLLI-UA is now an all-online program until it is safe to return to in-person offerings. Traditionally, OLLI-UA has four NW, Central, and Southeast Tucson and Green Valley / Sahuarita campuses. We offer classes during the Fall, Spring, and Summer and serve nearly 1,200+ members each year.

service area
Green Valley,Marana,Oro Valley,Sahuarita,Tucson,Vail

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.

Pima Community College

Education

4905 E. Broadway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85709

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

Email: infocenter@pima.edu

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.

service area
Tucson

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