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Charity Spotlight: Highlighting Area Nonprofits, with the Donor in Mind

This Month- Pima Council on Aging

Mission: To promote dignity and respect for aging and to advocate for independence in the lives of Pima County’s older adults and their families. A trusted source for information, assistance and advocacy for older people and their families in Pima County.

"Over more than five decades of service to Pima County’s communities, we have developed an unparalleled network of programs and service partners for older adults. This allows us to continually find new ways to serve our community through direct services and partnerships. We strive to be inclusive, innovative, and integrated into the fabric of our community.” 

W. Mark Clark, President and CEO


"In my 50 years of working in the Tucson healthcare community, the majority of that time has been in the care of older adults at home or in residential settings. PCOA has demonstrated over and over again the variety of resources available, and their strong commitment to this growing sector of our population."

 Agnes C. Poore, RN, Chair, PCOA Board of Directors

Key Programs and Services:

PCOA Helpline: (520) 790-7262 Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m to 5 p.m. Access a team of certified information specialists about PCOA programs and services, get accurate information or referral to the network of allied community-based resources, or schedule a meeting with a PCOA specialist for a one-to-one consultation.

PCOA Medicare Help:  Volunteers complete a rigorous training provided by the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) in Pima County anchored at PCOA, to provide unbiased information about Medicare through year-round one-to-one consultations, group workshops, and other information and assistance, including questions on available Medicare plans.

Pima Meals on Wheels: A home-delivered meals program that provides clients with one-third of their nutritious food needs for the day. A program of Pima Council on Aging, in collaboration with Catholic Community Services and Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest. 

Healthy Living Programs: For adults 55 and older, including EnhanceFitness, with exercises focusing on stretching and flexibility, low impact aerobics, cardiovascular fitness, strength training and balance, led by trained E-Fit staff/volunteers. 


PCOA - Aging Well for Life

8467 E. Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85710

(520) 790-0504 (Fund Raising, Administration and Business Office)

Donations accepted by phone, or via secure online portal:


Our Charity Spotlight column is designed to inform you about Tucson’s highly respected 501c-3 organizations. I always recommend potential clients, volunteers and/or donors access further information via the charity’s own website, of via independent watch organizations like GuideStar, Charity Navigator, GreatNonprofits or Charity Watch, all available online.