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Activities for Older Adults

Health, Wellness and Fitness Opportunities

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Armory Park Senior Center

City of Tucson

220 S. 5th Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701

(520) 791-4865

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.

Beat Cancer Boot Camp

description
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.

service area
Tucson

Bodycentral Physical Therapy

Golden Bear Physical Therapy

3124 N. Swan Rd.

(520) 363-3232

https://tjqmbb.org/

description
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

costs
$150/quarter
$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

http://www.BuildingBetterBonesAndMuscles.com

description
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

costs
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.

Copper State Wellness

description
Mary T. Maher, MS, is a fitness trainer who provides aquatics, the best protocol for osteoporosis, functional movement, and adaptive fitness. Mary works exclusively with high-risk clients and clients with disabilities.

service area
Catalina,Marana,Oro Valley

Donna Liggins Recreation Center

City of Tucson

2160 N. 6th Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85705

(520) 791-3247

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

description
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.

service area
Tucson

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

Edith Ball Adaptive Recreation Center

City of Tucson
Aquatic Programs

3455 E. Zoo Ct.
Tucson , AZ 85716

(520) 791-5643

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

description
Edith Ball Adaptive Recreation Center offers an indoor warm water therapy pool that helps individuals with a range of conditions, including a decreased range of motion/flexibility and arthritis pain — located at Reid Park. Call for more information.

business hours
M - F 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Fred Archer Center

City of Tucson
Parks and Recreation

1665 S. La Cholla Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85713

(520) 791-4353

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

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. This site also has computers that the public can use to access the Internet for job searches.

business hours
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) 625-3440

Fax: (520) 625-2352

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

Pima Council on Aging (PCOA)

Healthy Living Classes

8467 E. Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85710

(520) 305-3410

https://pcoa.org/

description
PCOA provides healthy living classes and workshops that include enhanced fitness, balance, healthy living with ongoing health conditions, healthy living with diabetes, and healthy living with chronic pain.

Enhanced Fitness is a one-hour class held three times a week that focuses on increasing your strength, endurance, balance, and flexibility.

A Matter of Balance is a class where you learn environmental and behavioral changes that reduce your risk of falling in eight two-hour sessions.

Healthy Living with Ongoing Health Conditions consists of six two-and-half-hour workshops that teach practical skills to help you manage the daily challenges of living with chronic health conditions.

Healthy Living with Diabetes consists of six two-and-half-hour workshops that teach techniques to assist individuals and their caregivers living with type two diabetes.

Healthy Living with Chronic Pain consists of six two-and-half workshops that teach how to deal with primary and secondary chronic pain.

For class and workshop times and locations, please visit our Aging Mastery Program website.

service area
Tucson

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

costs
Visit our Aging Mastery website for more information.

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