Dementia Friendly Tempe

Tempe is Arizona’s first and only dementia friendly city. For information about Dementia Friendly Tempe, visit www.tempe.gov/DFT

Local Nonprofit in Need of Volunteers to Help Seniors this Summer

(Phoenix, Ariz.)—Many isolated elders and homebound adults are without vital services such as transportation to the grocery store and doctor’s appointments this summer. Currently, there are 75 homebound adults waiting to be matched with volunteers through Duet: Partners In Health & Aging. These free-of-charge services include help with grocery shopping, transportation to medical appointments, providing friendly visits, minor home repairs, assistance with basic paperwork and more. Read More ››

Duet Invites Volunteers with Family Caregiving Experience to Become Mentors at June 27 Event

(Phoenix, Ariz.)—To an isolated family caregiver, having someone provide emotional support throughout their journey can be life changing. Duet: Partners In Health & Aging is home to the caregiver-to-caregiver mentor program and is looking for volunteers with family caregiving experience to provide one-on-one support to other family caregivers in a mentorship capacity. Read More ››

Uber and Lyft Are Making It Harder For Arizona Seniors To Get Around

As Uber and Lyft take a bite out of the taxi industry, seniors without smartphones are having a hard time getting around. But there are options for those without smartphones. Read More ››

Aging Well in Arizona

2018 Aging Summit
September 20-21, 2018

The AZ4A Aging Summit is Arizona’s premier gathering of aging network professionals, bringing together decision-makers, experts, advocates, and front-line aging service providers. Register here ››

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2018 Seniors Report Rankings: Arizona's Performance Continues to Decline

Over the past five years, Arizona has experienced a perpetual decrease in senior health, according to America’s Health Rankings. It has since fallen 13 points, 18thin the country in 2013 and in the past year alone declining eight points, tying with Florida for 31st. Read More ››

Memory Café

Memory Café is a comfortable, safe, and engaging place for people living with memory loss along with their care partners to meet with others in a like situation.

When:
Opening Session: Monday, May 7th
Then every first and third Monday
9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Where:
Sun Lakes United Methodist Church
9248 East Riggs Road
Sun Lakes, AZ 85248

Do You Still Need to File Taxes?

Free tax preparation for prior years, 2014 - 2017!

Federal and State tax preparation services are available for households or Individuals who earned less than $54,000 a year. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) will be available this summer at the following time and locations:

Time

Location

Thursdays
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
May 3 - 31, 2018
Sunnyslope Family
Services Center
914 W. Hatcher Rd.
Phoenix, 85021
Tuesdays
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
June 5 - July 3, 2018
John F. Long Family Services Center
3454 N. 51st Ave.
Phoenix, 85031

More information:

WINNER : Shirley Cunningham,

WINNER : Shirley Cunningham, "Forest Primeval"

WINNER : Shirley Cunningham, "Forest Primeval"
Susan Denison,

Susan Denison, "Great Grandpa and the Boys; a.k.a. The Moustache Gang"

Susan Denison, "Great Grandpa and the Boys; a.k.a. The Moustache Gang"
Portia Smith,

Portia Smith, "Serenity"

Portia Smith, "Serenity"
Lawrence & Jacob,

Lawrence & Jacob, "Happy"

Lawrence & Jacob, "Happy"

Nellie Zavala,

Nellie Zavala, "Keep on Walking"

Nellie Zavala, "Keep on Walking"

Various Artists from the Glendale ADHS,

Various Artists from the Glendale ADHS, "Looking Forward"

Various Artists from the Glendale ADHS, "Looking Forward"

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      About Us

      The Greater Phoenix Age-Friendly Network is a partnership hosted by the Maricopa Association of Governments, a regional planning agency serving the Greater Phoenix area. We are committed to ensuring every person can live a fulfilled life at any age, connected to family, friends, and community.

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