Resources for Arizona
Seniors and Caregivers


 

NUTRITION

FAITH COMMUNITY MEALS PROGRAM
Frozen dinners low in fat, sodium, sugar and bacteria; cost is $2.75 per meal. 798-3839

MOBILE MEALS OF TUCSON
Two meals per day (one hot, one cold) for ill or infirm adults with dietary requirements, sliding fee scale. 623-0344 EXT 3067

PIMA MEALS ON WHEELS
Temporary service which delivers both hot and frozen meals to people age 55 and over who are unable to prepare a nutritious meal due to health and physical limitations; suggested donation is $1.50 or $1.75 per meal; 24hr emergency service is NOT available.790-7262

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SOCIALIZATION AND NUTRITION SITES

Congregate meals provided Mon-Fri (excluding holidays); sites also offer social and recreational activities.

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OUTSIDE TUCSON:

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SUPPORT GROUPS

ADULT LOSS OF HEARING ASSOCIATION, INC, (ALOHA)
Support group for people with adult onset deafness and hearing loss including support and education to their families. 795-9887, 795-9585 (TDD)

AMERICIAN PARKINSON DISEASE ASSOCIATION
INFORMATION AND REFERRAL CENTER
Support and education for Parkinson patients, their families, and health care providers. 326-5400

ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION-SOUTHERN ARIZONA CHAPTER Support services for the caregivers of people suffering from Alzheimer's or dementia. 322-6601

CAREGIVER EDUCATION AND SUPPORT PROGRAM Eight week support group for caregivers. 512-5594, 512-5599

ROAD (ROLES AND RESOURCES FOR OLDER ADULTS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES) Concerned parents, consumers and professionals committed to addressing the needs of older adults who have developmental disabilities. 745-5588, EXT 311

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TRANSPORTATION

HANDI CAR AND VAN TRAN (ADA office for all Tucson and Pima County Applicants) 791-5409. FARE RATE INFORMATION 791-4100

RIDE RESERVATIONS:

COYOTE RUN
"Oro Valley's Transportation System" 825-7355
Door to door transportation for people who are certified unable to use public transportation; Handi Car is for people living outside Tucson city limits, Van Tran for people living inside Tucson city limits.

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VOLUNTEER RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

ACCESS ARIZONA: An Atlas and Travel Guide for
Disabled and Mature Travelers to Major Outdoor Recreation Areas
Easy to read maps, facility and accessibility information for 72 sites across Arizona; available for $10.00 from the Arizona State Parks, 1300 W Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85007; 602-542-6931

AVIAN COMPANIONS, INC./AVCOM
Places hand raised tame birds and their cages with qualified persons with disabilities and older adults. 323-3813; 790-0096

CITY OF TUCSON PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT Operates Armory Senior Citizens' Center, Therapeutic Recreation Center with programs for people age 6 and over who have a disability, and activities at recreation sites throughout Tucson. 791-4873

PIMA COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT Recreational activities for all age groups, call for location information. 740-2680

RSVP Opportunities for retired people age 55 and over to use their knowledge and skills to benefit the community. 790-7262

TUCSON ASSOCIATION FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED Socialization, recreation and training for visually impaired and blind adults. 795-1331

VERY SPECIAL ARTS ARIZONA Competitive and non-competitive opportunities for people of all ages with and without disabilities to participate in the arts. 795-6502

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