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Tucson Parks and Rec offers daily senior lunch program

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The City of Tucson Parks and RecreationDepartment and the Pima Council on Aging are offering a daily lunch program acrossthe city.

Parks and Rec officials said individuals ages 60and over and their spouses are invited to participate in the SeniorLunch Program at any of the eight locations. Meals are funded by the PimaCouncil on Aging, the Arizona Department of Economic Security/Division of Agingand Adult Services, the city of Tucson, United Way and donations from thepublic.

Meals are generally served at noon Mondaythrough Friday and provide 1/3 of the daily recommended dietary allowances.They are low in fat, sugar and salt, but are not for special diets. A donationof $2 per meal is suggested, which helps to support the program. Meals areprovided on a reservation basis and must be reserved the week prior, accordingto a news release.

To coincide with the lunch program at some locations, there is a Healthy Agingprogram that offers activities including health and wellness classes, arts andcrafts, speakers, special events and day trips. 

Certain locations offer an Enhance Fitness program, an ongoing low-to-moderatelevel exercise class taught by a certified instructor, including a 20-minutelow-impact aerobic segment, stretches, and structured strength trainingexercise using weights. 

A transportation subsidy may be available to individuals with a current ADAEligibility Card issued by the city of Tucson, the release stated.

The following Tucson Parks and RecreationLocations host the Senior Lunch Meal Program:

Armory Park Senior Center
220 S. 5th Avenue
(520) 791-4865
Monday- Friday: 1 p.m. 4 p.m. (Armory Park  does not require priorreservations at this time and also offers an evening meal that starts at 3:30p.m.)

Clements Regional Center
8155 E. Poinciana Dr.
(520) 791-5787
Monday- Friday 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.

El Rio Center
1390 W. Speedway
(520) 791-4683
Monday- Friday 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Fred Archer Center
1665 S. La Cholla
(520) 791-4353
Monday- Friday: 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Freedom Park Center
5000 South 29th Street
(520) 791-4969
Monday- Friday: 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Donna Liggins Center
2160 N. 6th Avenue
(520) 791-3247
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
(520) 546-2257
Monday- Friday: 9 a.m.- 1p.m.                

El Pueblo Neighborhood Center
101 W. Irvington Road
Tucson, Arizona 85714
(520) 837-8210
Monday- Friday: 9 a.m.- 1p.m.           

Ellie Towne/Flowing Wells Community Center
1660 W. Ruthrauff Road
Tucson, Arizona 85705
(520) 887-9786
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.   

Quincie Douglas Senior Center
1575 E. 36th St.
Tucson, Arizona 85713
(520) 791-2509
Monday- Friday: 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Robles Junction Community Center
16150 W. Ajo Way
Tucson, Arizona 85735
(520) 578-3063 
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.

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