Never Too Late - January/February 2024

Philanthropy Celebrating a Year of Support and Collaboration for Older Adults

As we embark on a new year at PCOA, we want to take a moment to share our gratitude for the support we have received from our community during the season of giving and beyond. The end of the year has brought an outpouring of generosity, with Giving Tuesday alone contributing over $12,000 in donations. Thank you! In addition to the incredible individual contributions, we have been fortunate recipients of several substantial grants over the past few months. These grants underscore the commitment of these organizations to the well-being of older adults. The Eliot Spalding Foundation has provided a $5,000 grant for our CareGiver Training Institute, furthering their commitment to quality caregiving, ensuring a brighter future for healthcare professionals and, ultimately, the older adults they serve. The Shaaron Kent Endowment Fund held at the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona has granted $25,000 a year for up to 3-years to our End of Life Initiatives, which helps inform and empower individuals as they navigate and advocate for their end-of-life choices, fostering a sense of control and dignity. United Way of Southern Arizona has provided $50,000 to continue the vital work of Dementia Capable Southern Arizona, which Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona has also supported with a $45,000 award. DCSA’s programming provides free dementia screenings, Memory Cafes, and educational programming that serve as invaluable resources for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and those who care for them.

As we reflect on this year, we want to thank you for being part of this journey. The impact of your contributions will ripple through our community, ensuring that older adults receive the care, support, and empowerment they deserve. It’s not too late to make your gift! PCOA is a qualifying AZ Tax Credit Qualifying Charitable Organization (QCO), which means that Arizona donors can receive a dollar-for-dollar reimbursement for gifts up to $421 (individuals) and $841 (couples). Also, AZ law allows QCO donations made from January 1, 2024 through April 15, 2024 to be claimed on the 2023 Arizona income tax return. “I can’t find words to tell you how much I appreciate the help and guidance you provided me with my dad. I was lost in a sea of confusion, and you threw me a raft.” —PCOA Client

Your Support in Action: Impact by the Numbers

home repairs 748

416K+ meals served


Helpline contacts


hours of in-home care

program participants 10K+


hours of volunteer service

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Pima Council on Aging

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