Community Resources

A variety of programs and services are available from these Tucson and Southern Arizona agencies:

United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona

  • How to be a Resilient Caregiver is a reference guide with ideas, information and resources for healthy care giving.

Pima Council on Aging

Phone: (520) 790-7262

  • Caregiver programs and services
  • End-of-life decisions, advanced directives, legal issues in planning for incapacity
  • Resources for adults living at home
  • State Health Insurance Program (SHIP)
  • Medicare questions and updates
  • Residential care, supportive housing
  • Support groups

Family Caregiver Outreach Program

Phone: (520) 243-8377 or (520) 289-6701

PIMA Health System, Caregiver Consortium and Interfaith Community Services provide:

  • Materials, educational workshops and assistance programs for caregivers

Community Services System

Phone: (520) 790-7262

This Pima Council on Aging partnership includes Catholic Social Services, Our Family Services, Jewish Family Services and Marana Health Center. The system provides:

  • Case management
  • Visiting nurse
  • Meals
  • Shopping
  • Housekeeping
  • Home repair
  • Personal care
  • Respite services

Neighbors Care Alliance

This program is administered through the Pima Council on Aging

Phone: (520) 790-0504

  • Transportation
  • Helpers
  • Telephone reassurance
  • Caregiver relief

Tucson Medical Senior Services

Phone: (520) 324-1960

  • Seniors Helping Seniors Program
  • Healthy Living Connections
  • Alzheimer's & Related Dementias Project
  • Medicare Part D

Alzheimer's Association, Desert Southwest Chapter

Phone: (520) 322-6001 or (800) 727-3900

  • Support groups
  • Care planning
  • Wanderers Identification Program
  • Education
  • Resource library
  • Testing/diagnosis

Handmaker Jewish Services for the Aging 

Phone: (520) 881-2323  

  • Post-hospital skilled nursing  
  • Day programs
  • Assisted living residences
  • Long-term memory care

CODAC Behavioral Health Services

Phone: (520) 327-4505

  • General mental health disorders (anxiety and depression)
  • Substance use disorders (drug and alcohol addiction)
  • Serious mental illnesses (schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, personality disorders)


  • Free/low income health clinics
  • Free/low income drug programs
  • Medication coupons
  • Patient advocates
  • Medicare assistance
  • Medicaid assistance
  • SHIP assistance 

Silver Sneakers

 Phone 1-888-423-4632

  •  Silver Sneakers is a fun, energizing program that helps older adults take greater control of their health by encouraging physical activity and offering social events at local gyms
  • Silver Sneakers is supported by many Medicare insurance programs at no cost to the member 

Resource Guide

An exstensive list of programs available to the Tucson community
Download the guide here.

  • Mental health/Counseling
  • Transitional housing
  • Childcare assistance
  • Rent/Mortgage assistance program
  • Home maintenance and minor repairs
  • And much more...