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Pima Council on Aging hosts grand opening for new healthy aging center

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Posted at 5:26 PM, Nov 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-18 23:36:04-05

TUCSON, Ariz. — The Pima Council on Aging hosts a ribbon cutting for a new healthy aging center Monday.

The ceremony will take place from 5:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the Katie Dusenberry Healthy Aging, 600 S. Country Club Road.

Nonagenarian Katie Dusenberry the first elected woman to serve as a Pima County Supervisor will cut the ribbon at the new center.

The center offers access to a variety of resources that focus on improving the health and well-being of the older local community.

Pima Council on Aging is the designated Area Agency on Aging for the community that is 60 years and older.

PCOA President and CEO W. Mark Clark said "This is a phenomenal opportunity for us to expand services into the central part of tucson. It's going to be a service center where people can come and get the help they need, whether that's help for family care givers, information about Medicare, training for caregivers."

The Dusenberry Center is an expansion from the Marian Lupu Building, which will continue to offer services.

Dusenberry center will include a computer-lab with 8-desktops for new classes and seminars about how to navigate safely online.

There ceremony will include speakers; Katie Dusenberry, along with Pima Council on Aging, and 300 attendees.