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Senior Olympics to offer competition

Senior Olympics to offer competition

Get geared up for the Arizona Senior Olympics that will take place in February and March around the Valley. Seniors will compete in a..

Learn mental health first aid to help others

Learn mental health first aid to help others

It can be hard to determine whether an older adult is suffering from depression but you can learn warning signs and how to help someone..

Walk, bike or run at AARP event

Walk, bike or run at AARP event

Get in shape and socialize at the AARP AZ Walk/Run/Bike event on Monday, Jan. 20. Come by yourself or with a group to walk, run or bike on..

Hospice of the Valley to build dementia campus

Hospice of the Valley to build dementia campus

Hospice of the Valley will break ground this month on a new center designed to help those suffering from dementia.  The groundbreaking for..

Take steps to avoid falls

Take steps to avoid falls

Falls account for almost a third of non-deadly injuries in the United States. Seniors have an even greater risk of falling because of..

Free fitness classes available

Free fitness classes available

Area Agency on Aging offers several free classes for mature adults who want to get in shape, stay healthy and manage chronic pain. The..

Expert offers tips to care for elderly

Expert offers tips to care for elderly

The holiday season is here and while it can be a joyous time, it also can be stressful when it comes to caring for elderly loved ones. Tom..

Non-profit helps busy woman raise grandson

Non-profit helps busy woman raise grandson

To say that Maria Salaiz-Valdez has her hands full is an understatement. Fifteen years ago, when she received a call from the Department of..

AARP offers caregiver happy hour

AARP offers caregiver happy hour

Taking care of a loved one or being a paid caregiver can be stressful and lonely at times but AARP is finding ways to help. The next AARP..

Senior center to mark holidays

Senior center to mark holidays

There are many ways for mature adults to celebrate the upcoming holidays at Devonshire Senior Center, located at 2802 E. Devonshire Ave. A..

Drumming circle to bond seniors

Drumming circle to bond seniors

Seniors can express their creative sides while having fun and meeting other people at two local drum circles. The first is during the..

Learn to relax at meditation lecture

Learn to relax at meditation lecture

It can be easy to get stressed out and many people believe high stress levels are a normal state. Jewish Family & Children’s Service..

Learn about natural aging, signs of Alzheimer’s

Learn about natural aging, signs of Alzheimer’s

It’s normal for people to experience changes in their memory as they get older but Alzheimer’s disease is not a typical part of aging...

Grant to help grandparents raising grandchildren

Grant to help grandparents raising grandchildren

Grandparents and other relatives are raising more than 100,000 children around Arizona. Now a local nonprofit organization has more..

Ballet Arizona offers creative aging classes

Ballet Arizona offers creative aging classes

Ballet Arizona Creative Aging Through Dance offers a residency program in aging and senior centers around the Valley as a way for seniors..

AARP Foundation seeks tax volunteers

AARP Foundation seeks tax volunteers

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking for volunteers to help do taxes. The foundation started its volunteer recruitment for the Tax-Aide..

Meetup offers events for those over 50

Meetup offers events for those over 50

Those ages 50 and older looking for ways to make new friends and visit restaurants, museums, movie theaters and other venues in the area..

JFC offers two Events this month

JFC offers two Events this month

Jewish Family & Children’s Service hosts its monthly Memory Café 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5, at Beth El Congregation at..

Devonshire Senior Center offers diverse activities

Devonshire Senior Center offers diverse activities

The Devonshire Senior Center, located at 2802 E. Devonshire Ave., is giving mature adults lots of ways to get in shape, socialize, have fun..

Beatitudes Campus adds more patio homes

Beatitudes Campus adds more patio homes

Beatitudes Campus at 1610 W. Glendale Ave. is building 34 new patio homes, which likely will be ready early next year. All but four had..

AARP offers happy hour for caregivers

AARP offers happy hour for caregivers

AARP Arizona will hold a Caregiver Happy Hour 5-7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 23, at O.H.S.O. Eatery & Brewery, 4900 E. Indian School Road...

Women-only workshop on Social Security benefits

Women-only workshop on Social Security benefits

The Area Agency on Aging has scheduled a women’s-only Social Security Benefits and Medicare Workshop on Monday, Aug. 12, to provide..

Summer activities at the senior center

Summer activities at the senior center

August is a great time to beat the heat and stay indoors while enjoying fun and educational activities at the Sunnyslope Senior Center, 802..

New rideshare service specializes in seniors

New rideshare service specializes in seniors

Transportation for seniors can be challenge—particularly for those who can no longer drive. Services such as Dial-A-Ride have been cut..

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