A community where every person ages with compassion, dignity and hope.
A community where everyone ages with compassion, dignity and hope.
Welcome to the new Duet blog!
We’re excited to have this space to showcase all of the wonderful news, stories, events and more going on with Duet.
So, who are we?
Duet: Partners In Health & Aging is a nonprofit, interfaith organization that promotes health and well-being through a broad range of services to homebound adults, family caregivers, faith communities and grandfamilies. Our services are free-of-charge and available across the Phoenix metro area.
In this blog we’ll share the stories of those we serve – family caregivers, grandparents raising grandchildren, homebound adults and their volunteers, and faith community nurses. We’ll also be showcase our upcoming events, new initiatives and provide you with an inside look into the wonderful people who are part of our mission. We’ll update this blog regularly with ways you can get involved as well—because you, all of our supporters—are at the heart of what we do.
So please bookmark this page and check back often – we will update it frequently. Also be sure to keep in touch over Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn; we’ll be sharing our blog posts there too!
Together, we can reach our vision of a community where every person ages with compassion, dignity and hope.
Duet is hosting a facilitator training session for the “Finding Meaning and Hope” video discussion series, produced in partnership with Pauline Boss, Ph.D. “Finding Meaning and Hope” is a free video and discussion series for family caregivers led by trained...read more
Carol Steficek has been a nurse for more than 40 years, seven of which have been as a faith community nurse. She currently holds this position at Crown of Life Lutheran Church in Sun City West. As a faith community nurse, Carol blends her faith background and her...read more
By Jenna-Lee Neff Philosopher and writer Michel de Montaigne once said, “Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.” Veterans Day honors the achievements, courage and dedication of the heroes who have made sacrifices to serve our country....read more
By Clare Goldsberry Grandparents are raising their grandchildren in greater numbers across the United States, much of this being driven by the drug abuse and opioid epidemic. Earlier this year, the House and Senate passed the Supporting Grandparents Raising...read more
By Jenna-Lee Neff November Is National Family Caregivers Month and Duet is honored to support family caregivers across the Valley as they do the hard, but rewarding, work of caring for their loved ones. Gerald’s journey as a caregiver for his wife of 54 years, Linda,...read more
Valley residents are invited to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season at the 28th Annual Poinsettia Tea from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, December 2, at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale at Gainey Ranch. At this yearly holiday event, attendees will enjoy...read more
This fall, Duet is proud to welcome two new members to its Board of Directors. “We are so thrilled to have these two talented community and business leaders on our Board of Directors to help provide strategic leadership for Duet as we move into 2019 and beyond,” says...read more
More than 65 million people, nearly one third of the U.S. population, are family caregivers that provide unpaid care for a loved one. On Thursday, October 18, Duet will host the third annual Family Caregiver Symposium—an event meant to equip, empower and celebrate...read more
Finding Meaning and Hope Trailer Duet has launched Finding Meaning and Hope, a free ten-part video discussion series based on the book Loving Someone Who Has Dementia: How to Find Hope While Coping With Stress and Grief, by Pauline Boss, PhD. The video series is the...read more
Duet volunteer Maria and her neighbor Wynell have been matched for two years. Maria helps Wynell, 93, with grocery shopping and paperwork assistance about twice a month and the pair talk weekly on the phone. Maria, who works full time for Arizona Public Service (APS),...read more