Though much of the “health” conversation focuses on exercise and healthy lifestyle habits, our health depends on our mental capabilities as well.
A growing body of research demonstrates that continued learning is one of the best preventions for memory loss in older adults. Therefore, it is vital that seniors continue to work out their brain muscles! A classroom setting is a wonderful opportunity to connect with new friends who have a shared interest while stimulating your mind with new skills and information. We are fortunate to be in a great city with access to a wealth of educational opportunities and events.
OLLI is a membership organization that offers over 400 lectures, courses, field trips, and volunteer opportunities. They events occur at four locations including central Tucson, northwest, Green Valley and the southeast side of town which makes the classes accessible no matter where you live.
Noncredit Courses and Workshops through Pima Community College
PCC offers a variety of courses both in-person and online. Browse the course catalogue for anything ranging from American Indian studies, to computer fundamentals, to a pottery class.
Founded by former University of Arizona president, Arizona Senior Academy is a non-profit organization focused on learning opportunities for older adults. The academy offers a variety of free concerts and lectures at their east-side facility at Academy Village. While all event are free, seating is limited, so you are encouraged to make a reservation to attend specific events.