Arizona Senior Academy — The Academy is a non-profit, exempt, 501C(3) organization devoted to life-long learning, it’s the source for educational and cultural programs that complement the health and wellness programs provided within the community. All residents of the community, who are 60 years of age or older, are also members of the Academy.
The Academy was founded by Dr. Henry Koffler, President Emeritus of the University of Arizona. Dr. Koffler’s mission was two-fold: to create a community whose residents would have easy access to life-long learning and to have the opportunity to give back to the larger community.
Because the ASA is a totally independent organization, it is supported by a monthly fee that is separate from the Homeowner’s Association assessment. Throughout the year, Academy members are provided with programs, seminars, and concerts. Members also enjoy 5- and 10-week courses, mini-courses, and panel discussions. During recent years, the Academy sponsored well over 175 such events.
Community service is a major interest among members of the Academy which provides educational and cultural resources to SE Tucson and the local Vail community.