Senior Lunch Program in Tucson

From the street, Armory Park Senior Center could be any attractive, busy hub, within a community. But look closer its a place where active adults can share a delicious meal, socialize, enroll in wellness related classes, participate in lifelong learning classes such as computers, yoga, writing and more.

The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Department and the Pima Council on Aging offer a lunch program at 8 different locations throughout Tucson. Meals are generally served at noon Monday through Friday. Individuals ages 60 and over and their spouses of any age are invited to participate. Meals are prepared to provide 1/3 of the daily recommended dietary allowances. They are low in fat, sugar and salt, but are not for special diets. A donation of $2 per meal is suggested, which helps to support the program. Meals are provided on a reservation basis and must be reserved the week prior.

To coincide with the lunch program at some locations, there is a Healthy Aging program designed to enhance quality of life for  a lifetime of independent living. Healthy Aging programs provide opportunities to learn new skills, meet new people,  and rediscover  old interests. Activities  include health and wellness classes, arts and crafts, speakers, special events and day trips just to name a few.

Also available, at certain locations, is the Enhance Fitness program, an ongoing low-to-moderate level exercise class taught by a certified instructor, including a 20-minute low-impact aerobic segment, stretches, and structured strength training exercise using weights.  Classes include sitting and standing components.

A transportation subsidy may be available to individuals with a current ADA Eligibility Card issued by the City of Tucson.

The Senior Lunch Program is funded by the Pima Council on Aging, the Arizona Department of Economic Security/Division of Aging and Adult Services, the City of Tucson, United Way and your donations.

For more information or to find out what is available at a location near you, please contact one of the sites below. Tucson Parks and Recreation Locations which host the Senior Lunch Meal Program:

Armory Park Senior Center
220 S. 5th Avenue
Monday Friday: 1 p.m. 4 p.m.:  Armory Park  is unique in that it does not require prior reservations at this time; and also offers an evening meal that starts at 3:30 p.m.

Clements Regional Center
8155 E. Poinciana Dr.
Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

El Rio Center
1390 W. Speedway
Monday Friday 9 a.m. 1 p.m.

Fred Archer Center
1665 S. La Cholla
Monday Friday: 9 a.m. 1 p.m.

Freedom Park Center
5000 South 29th Street
Monday Friday: 9 a.m. 1 p.m.

Donna Liggins Center
2160 N. 6th Avenue
Monday Friday: 9 a.m. 1 p.m.

Other Tucson and Pima County Locations hosting Senior Lunch Meal Programs:

Ajo Community Center
290 W. Fifth St.,
Ajo, Arizona 85321
520-387-5040    Monday Friday: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Casa Community Center
780 S. Park Centre Ave.
Green Valley, Arizona 85614
520-625-2273, ext. 32
Monday Friday: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Eastside El Dorado
TMC El Dorado Health Campus
1400 N. Wilmot
Tucson, Arizona 85712
Monday Friday: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

El Pueblo Neighborhood Center
101 W. Irvington Road
Tucson, Arizona 85714
Monday Friday: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Ellie Towne/Flowing Wells Community Center
1660 W. Ruthrauff Road
Tucson, Arizona 85705
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Quincie Douglas Senior Center
1575 E. 36th St.
Tucson, Arizona 85713
Monday Friday: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Robles Junction Community Center
16150 W. Ajo Way
Tucson, Arizona 85735
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.