Listings for Activities for Older Adults / Educational Opportunities
Activities for Older Adults
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) in Tucson
(888) 687-2277 | (877) 342-2277 Spanishhttp://aarp.org/tucson
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.
Arizona Talking Book Library
1030 N. 32nd St.
Phoenix, AZ 85008
(602) 255-5578Fax: (602) 286-0444
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.
M - F 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Armory Park Senior Center
City of Tucson
220 S. 5th Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701
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.
M - F 8:30 - 5:00
A suggested donation of $2.00 is requested.
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.)
Donna Liggins Recreation Center
City of Tucson
2160 N. 6th Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85705
PCOA 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 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.
M - Th 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Fred Archer Center
City of Tucson
Parks and Recreation
1665 S. La Cholla Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85713
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. This site also has computers that the public can use to access the Internet for job searches.
M - F 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM, S 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Green Valley Recreation, Inc.
1070 S. Calle De las Casitas
Green Valley, AZ 85614
(520) 625-3440Fax: (520) 625-2352
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.
M - F 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Oro Valley Parks and Recreation
10555 N. La Canada Dr.
Oro Valley, AZ 85737
Oro Valley Parks and Recreation is committed to 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.
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
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.
Green Valley,Marana,Oro Valley,Sahuarita,Tucson,Vail
M - F 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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
4905 E. Broadway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85709
(520) 206-4500 | (800) 860-PIMAhttps://www.pima.edu/
PCC offers non-credit courses in Computer Basics at various locations throughout the community. Call for class information and cost.