Our Vision:

A community where every person ages with compassion, dignity and hope.

Our Mission:

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.

Magic Moments

Magic Moments

By Gerald Wood Selected from Musings of a Purposeful Mind by Gerald Lloyd Wood © 2018. All rights reserved. For over 54 years, I have lived magic moments many times with a special woman. That is to say, “Life has been very good.” Her parents coincidentally celebrated...

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Duet Volunteer Celebrates More Than 30 Years of Service

Duet Volunteer Celebrates More Than 30 Years of Service

“I signed a one year volunteer contract for Duet - and I'm still figuring out which year it's referring to," jokes John Hanks. John actually went through volunteer training in March 1987—nearly 32 years ago. Since then, he has provided more than 400 rides to medical...

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One is the Loneliest Number for Baby Boomers

One is the Loneliest Number for Baby Boomers

By Clare Goldsberry It might be difficult to believe but recent statistics show that Baby Boomers are the loneliest generation, aging alone more than our parents’ or grandparents’ generations. A 2017 study by Harvard University, Stanford University and AARP showed...

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Duet Helps Local Neighbors Stay In Their Own Homes

Duet Helps Local Neighbors Stay In Their Own Homes

Pictured above: Duet volunteer Julia [right] and her neighbor Helen [left] have met every Wednesday for two years for friendly visiting and grocery shopping. By Clare Goldsberry Ninety percent of older Americans surveyed said that they want to stay in their own homes,...

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Promoting Health in Mind, Body and Spirit

Promoting Health in Mind, Body and Spirit

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...

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Local Veteran Raises Grandchildren

Local Veteran Raises Grandchildren

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....

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