Advocacy & Policy

The Arizona Center on Aging works with many community and state-wide partners to advocate and build policy for aging issues.

Arizona Alzheimer's State Plan: A Framework for Action: The Arizona Alzheimer’s Task Force (AATF) was launched in 2010, responding to a nationwide effort for states to develop plans to support the rapidly rising population of families that are facing Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders (ADRD). The Task Force solicited statewide input from over 500 stakeholders to guide the creation of the Plan, and engaged more than 100 community organizations that serve and impact families dealing with ADRD, including consumers that rely on the support that is sometimes not available.

Tnd of Life Care Partnership is funded by the David and Lura Lovell Foundation and the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for people in Tucson and Southern Arizona. The Partnership encourages excellent health care that can offer support through transitions and provides the choices to die with digntiy, meaning and respect.

The IAH Model promises to lower costs for Medicare while providing high quality clinical care and an excellent patient experience.

Arizona Hoarding Task Force,Southern AZ Chapter in conjunction with the Arizona Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program offers a hoarding disorder workshop that is open to the public. "Buried In Treasures" is a 15-week program held in Tucson.

Email: Lisa O'Neill, DBH

The Pima Council on Aging is the designated Area Agency on Aging serving older adults and their families living in Pima County, Arizona. Pima County includes the Cities of Tucson, Marana, Oro Valley, Sahuarita and South Tucson; the unincorporated areas of Ajo, Amado, Arivaca, Catalina, Corona de Tucson, Green Valley, Mount Lemmon, Three Points, Tortolita, and Vail; the Pascua Yaqui and Tohono O'odham Nations; Davis Monthan Air Force Base and the University of Arizona. PCOA is a membership-supported non-profit 501(c)(3) organization accessible to any individual or group seeking assistance or sharing our mission.

Phone helpline: (520) 790-7262
Email helplinehelp@pcoa.org

The Arizona Governor’s Office on Aging is dedicated to ensuring that Arizona is indeed a good place to grow old in. By the year 2020, one in four people living in Arizona will be over age 60, and in an effort to make sure that our state is ready for such a demographic shift, the Governor’s Office on Aging continues to work with state and local agencies and organizations on numerous aging-related policy and program initiatives. We invite you to become involved with our work to help support the right of all Arizonans to live with dignity and independence throughout their lives.

Phone: (602) 542-4710
Fax: (602) 542-4774
Emailaging@az.gov

TASA exists to advise the Arizona Attorney General's Office in matters concerning Arizona senior citizens and encourage a united voice to identify the needs and concerns of older adults in order to enhance their safety.