According to the US Census, approximately 12 percent of the 520,000 people living in Tucson, Arizona are over 65 years of age. Tucson Resource Guide Although the dry heat can become overbearing during summer months, mid-eighty degree days during the fall and winter contribute to Tucson being renowned as one of the best cities to retire in America. Senior Directory is proud to publish a resource guide for aging adults in need of much needed resources and services. You can find our FREE publication at senior centers, pharmacies, hospitals, social security offices, area agencies on aging, etc. Or, if you wish to order a copy, please call us at 1-800-955-8510.

Humbly resting just 73 miles from the US/Mexico Border, this desert oasis is more than just cactus country. Surrounded by Saguro National Park, the Santa Catalina Mountains, and the Coronado National Forest, there are infinite outdoor activities to keep seniors healthy and active. For those looking to have fun outside of the sun, test your luck at one of Tucson’s many Casinos just south of the city, or walk around 25,000 square feet of space at the Tucson Desert Art Museum. One common misconception is that the Southwest only serves southwestern cuisine. Tucson’s booming culinary scene quickly invalidates this fallacy, as it won’t take long walking downtown along Congress Street to find a restaurant to call your new favorite.

The shear amount of senior citizens residing in Pima County has created an immediate necessity to serve them; and thus, through competition, the level of care provided in South Arizona has dramatically increased. As great as this may be, choosing services for an elderly love one can be challenging with all of the options available. Is it better to hire around-the-clock home care for an elderly loved or is it finally time to relocate them into an assisted living community or skilled nursing facility? These are complicated decisions that most families are forced to make. If you are having trouble deciding what is right for your parent, don’t hesitate to call 1-800-955-8510 and we can put you in touch with expert Geriatric Care Managers in Tucson who can help simplify your options.