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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

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.

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

Email: jballantyne@bodycentralpt.net

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

Email: maggierappaport@yahoo.com

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

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

Edith Ball Adaptive Recreation Center

City of Tucson
Aquatic Programs

3455 E. Zoo Ct.
Tucson , AZ 85716

(520) 791-5643

Email: TPRD-ARC@tucsonaz.gov

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

description
The Edith Ball Adaptive Recreation Center (ARC) is an award-winning facility that offers a unique experience for all. The outdoor, covered Recreation Pool offers a variety of fitness classes, lap swim, and open swim times to enjoy the walking channel and play features in the zero-depth area. The indoor, warm water Therapy Pool provides individuals with disabilities an opportunity to experience benefits including increased range of motion and flexibility, relief of pain due to arthritis or other conditions, and overall relaxation. Both the Recreation Pool and the Therapy Pool are fully accessible. For pool hours and guidelines visit our website.

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

Fax: (520) 791-4140

Email: tprd-archer@tucsonaz.gov

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

description
Amenities: craft room, kids game room, multi-purpose rooms, room rentals, vending machines, weight room, covered basketball court, picnic tables, playground area, swimming pool & outdoor walking path. KIDCO after-school program/camps 5-11-year-old and In-Betweeners Club 12-14-year-old - Summer only. Senior programs 50+ Texas Hold'em, Quilting/Knitting, chair exercise class, & PCOA congregate meals.

business hours
M - F 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM, S 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

costs
Daily fees: Adults $1.50, Youth & Seniors $1
Quarterly memberships: Adults $24, Youth & Seniors $18
Annual memberships: Adults $88, Youth & Seniors $66
Senior Activity Card: Seniors 50+ $25/year, $7 quarterly

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

GRITfit, Inc.

Strong & Stable Seniors

7980 N. Oracle Rd., Ste 110
Tucson, AZ 85704

(520) 406-5714

Email: info@gritfittucson.com

https://www.gritfittucson.com/strong-stable-seniors

description
Strong & Stable Seniors is a functional fitness program designed for older adults that allows them to continue to safely do all of the activities they love to do. We focus on five areas of functional fitness: Balance/Stability, Mobility/Flexibility, Increased Strength, Cardiovascular Health, and Brain Health. Classes are one hour in length and are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 am at the GRITfit, Inc. Gym.

service area
Catalina,Marana,Oro Valley,Saddlebrook,Sun City

business hours
M-F 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

costs
Monthly membership for $125/month

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