Never Too Late - July 2022

PimaCare at Home See the Importance of Healthy Vision

The Katie Introducing!

Per the World Health Organization article, “Blindness and Vision Impairment”, globally, at least 2.2 billion people have a near or distance vision impairment. In at least 1 billion or almost half of these cases, vision impairment could have been prevented or has yet to be addressed. This is an alarming fact as those who are experiencing vision issues don’t seek medical attention until it has evolved into a more severe complication. Ensuring healthy vision should be part of everyone’s preventative care, however in most cases this does not seem to be the case. Many times, the reason people don’t follow up with their vision care is due to not knowing how often their eyesight should be checked. It is crucial to follow up with your doctor to determine a timeline of how often your vision should be checked as follow up is different for everyone. For older adults, sometimes the care that is needed after a visit or procedure is postponed because they don’t have in-home care support. Awareness months are a great reminder for people

PCOA is proud to introduce The Katie virtual healthy aging center at! At, explore videos about various topics, including understanding Medicare, scams and fraud, simple exercises you can do safely at home, technology education, and much more. Visit to

sign up for remote or in-person evidenced- based exercise classes designed for older adults, fall prevention workshops, assistance navigating Medicare, and a host of other opportunities for older adults to learn and engage. Connect with people and places around the world through Virtual Experiences, where you can take a virtual museum tour or chat with others while enjoying a live

to schedule appointments and create a plan with family and members of the care team to ensure you or your loved one have the support needed. If you or your loved one need support, whether it is appointment accompaniment or post- appointment in-home care, please contact PimaCare at Home for more information.

stream of pandas playing or tropical fish swimming in a reef. The Katie is the name of both the virtual community center website at, and the physical Katie Dusenberry Healthy Aging Center, located at 600 S. Country Club Road. The Katie serves as a hub for aging services and a place for our community to discover the array of services that we and our community partners offer to support healthy aging. The Katie is named for Katie Dusenberry, a long-time friend and supporter, former PCOA Board Chair, and national advocate for aging issues. There’s something for everyone at The Katie!

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