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Community Needs Assessment will help Pima Council on Aging serve older adults

Pima Council on Aging Katie Dusenberry Healthy Aging Center
Posted at 12:50 PM, Oct 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-12 15:50:13-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — The Pima Council on Aging (PCOA) wants to learn more about older adults living and working in Pima County.

PCOA is conducting a needs assessment survey designed to give the organization a broader picture of older adults' critical needs, including issues at home or in their neighborhoods, and relating to social connectedness and access to healthcare services.

Results from the survey will guide the way PCOA structures and delivers services to adults 60 and over and their family caregivers.

The anonymous survey launched Sept. 1 and will remain open to responders through November on the PCOA website.

The PCOA Community Needs Assessment survey is available in both English and Spanish. Expect to spend about 15 minutes on the online survey.

In addition to the online survey, PCOA will be gathering data through a series of community listening sessions. These sessions are designed to give people a place to talk about their experiences and concerns related to aging and aging services.

Schedule for remaining PCOA Listening Sessions:

  • Monday Oct. 17: 10 a.m. – noon
    • Pima County Parks & Recreation Ajo Community Center, Multipurpose Room
    • 290 W. 5th St., (Ajo)
  • Tuesday, Oct. 18 : 11 a.m. –1 p.m.
    • Morris K Udall Center, Senior Center Multipurpose Room
    • 7200 E Tanque Verde Rd.
  • Thursday, Oct. 27: 3 – 5 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 4: 9:30–11:30 am
    • LGBTQI+ Focus, Katie Dusenberry Healthy Aging Center, TEP Room
    • 600 S. Country Club Rd.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 9: 9 – 11 a.m.
    • Posada Life Community Center
    • 780 S. Park Centre Ave. (Green Valley)
  • Friday, Nov. 18: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    • Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr Library, Community Meeting Room
    • 7800 N. Schisler Dr.

For more information on the various services offered by PCOA, visit their website, You can also call (520) 790-0504 or for help completing the survey by phone or by mail.

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