Aging in Our Community A Message from W. Mark Clark, President and CEO

Aging Well in Full Color

contributions to our community are profound and many. Learn more about Andrew and this issue’s cover art on page 31, and get to know additional local artists and their work with each issue of Never Too Late . Never Too Late has historically been a publication for PCOA’s members. With this updated version, we are expanding our focus to deliver timely, critical information to our entire community. Look for free copies of Never Too Late at Pima Public Library branches, community and senior centers, and other locations as we continue to expand distribution and put the publication in the hands of more people whom it might benefit. Never Too Late is delivered directly to your door with your paid subscription, or by email at no cost. Group subscriptions for businesses and communities are also available. Expanding Outreach and Services PCOA served nearly 20,000 people across Pima County’s communities last year, more than ever before, yet we know that there is

more need in our community than we currently address. We continually strive to reach more people and break down barriers that might prevent older adults from receiving assistance and fully engaging in the community. Nunca Es Demasiado Tarde is just one of PCOA’s initiatives aimed at better serving our Latino community. In recent years, we have focused on building staff capacity to ensure culturally and linguistically appropriate services are available to our Latino friends and neighbors, no matter what issue prompts them to turn to us for assistance. This fall, PCOA will open the Katie Dusenberry Healthy Aging Center at 600 S. Country Club Road. While our east Broadway Boulevard location is convenient for a large segment of older adults, we know that it can be challenging for people living in many parts of the community to visit our office. At the Healthy Aging Center, we aim to greatly improve ease of accessibility to the services we

PCOA has been a trusted source for information, assistance, and advocacy for older people and their families in Pima County since 1967. For five decades, PCOA has delivered information relevant to older adults through Never Too Late . From the days when Never Too Late was typed on a manual typewriter and produced by mimeograph, and later by Xerox, to the modern method of printing and delivery by our colleagues at the Arizona Daily Star , Never Too Late has consistently offered information about happenings in our community and at PCOA, ways to engage, available services, and issues important to older adults. Today, it is my pleasure to present Never Too Late ’s most colorful, expansive version to date. Within these pages are new features to be explored, such as Nunca Es Demasiado Tarde , our Spanish- language section, and a dedicated Advocacy column. More familiar features include a calendar of community events, information about healthy aging, news for family caregivers, and more practical and educational content to help us all age well. Through an exciting partnership with our friends at The Drawing Studio, each edition will feature an original work of art in celebration of the creativity and gifts of older local artists. It is an honor for the cover of this inaugural color issue to be graced with the work of Andrew Rush, founder of The Drawing Studio, whose

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It’s Never Too Late For a New Look Welcome to Never Too Late ’s new look! We’ve added a new cover, incorporated PCOA’s new branding, added color and changed our paper to a brighter white. We have retained our popular pull-out sections for Community Calendar and Health, Aging & Wellness, but now all sections are color-keyed for even easier identification. Plus we have added a four-page Spanish language section called Nunca Es Demasiado Tarde . And our original cover art by Andrew Rush, The Drawing Studio founder, starts a creative partnership that will present original cover artwork from The Drawing Studio in each edition of the paper.

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Pima Council on Aging

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