List Of Resources For Arizona Seniors Amid The Coronavirus Outbreak
For a lot of older adults, isolation was a concern long before the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.
If you are an Arizona senior who’s home alone, or you know of one, here are some resources that might help.
AARP Arizona: Serving nearly 800,000 members in the state, AARP Arizona is working to enhance the quality of life for all Arizonans as they age.
Alzheimer's Association Desert Southwest Chapter: Serving Arizona and southern Nevada, the Alzheimer’s Association Desert Southwest Chapter provides education and support to all those facing Alzheimer’s and other dementias, including those living with the disease, caregivers, health care professionals and families.
Area Agency on Aging Region One: The Area Agency on Aging, Region One is a private nonprofit organization that plans, develops, funds, administers and coordinates programs and services in Maricopa County for adults, 60 years of age and older, family caregivers of older adults, adults ages 18-59 with disabilities and long-term care needs.
Arizona Caregiver Coalition: The coalition's mission is to improve the quality of life for family caregivers across Arizona through collaborative partnerships, advocacy, resources and respite support.
Arizona Grandparent Ambassadors: The ambassadors run an annual statewide advocacy summit for grandfamilies and other kinship families. Summits include sharing stories, resources, and developing advocacy skills. It also hosts regional meetings and advocacy training and keep members informed of opportunities to be heard at the Arizona Legislature.
Banner Alzheimer's Institute: Banner Alzheimer's Institute has a three-fold focus: to conduct revolutionary studies in the detection, treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s; to set a national standard of patient and family care; and to forge scientific collaborations that bring together institutions and disciplines internationally.
Benevilla: Benevilla Life Enrichment Day Programs feature specialized programming to meet specific needs — from memory care, to physical therapy, to intellectual challenges.
Duet: Duet is a nonprofit, interfaith organization that promotes health and well-being through its vitally needed, free-of-charge services to homebound adults, family caregivers, faith communities and grandfamilies.
FSL: FSL facilitates an integrated system of care that allows adults to age in place through a continuum of home and community-based health services.
Hear Arizona: A podcast project compiling a list of resources and organizations that help Arizona's most vulnerable communities. Listen to the podcasts Aging and (In)Accessible to hear those organizations in action as they assist seniors and people with disabilities. HearArizona is part of the Division of Public Service at Rio Salado College along with KJZZ.
Justice In Aging: Formerly the National Senior Citizens Law Center, Justice In Aging works to get access to affordable health care and economic security for older adults with limited resources, focusing especially on populations that have traditionally lacked legal protection — such as women, people of color, LGBT individuals and people with limited English proficiency.
Pima Council on Aging: PCOA’s mission is to promote dignity and respect for aging, and to advocate for independence in the lives of Pima County’s older adults and their families. The council provides expertise on aging well, advocacy and unbiased information for older people and their families.
Verde Valley Caregivers Coalition: Verde Valley Caregivers Coalition provides accessible transportation and programs, through volunteer services, to support adults in need of assistance to maintain their independence and quality of life at home.