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.

Duet in Need of Summer Volunteers to Help Seniors

Duet in Need of Summer Volunteers to Help Seniors

By Sam Romero, Communications Intern Many isolated elders and homebound adults are without vital services such as transportation to doctor’s appointments and trips to the grocery store this summer. Currently, there are 74 homebound adults waiting to be matched with...

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Welcome Our New Executive Director, Ann Wheat

Welcome Our New Executive Director, Ann Wheat

On behalf of the Duet Board of Directors, we are delighted to announce the appointment of Ann Wheat as Executive Director, effective June 12. We know many of you have been following our leadership transition over the past few months, and we greatly appreciate your...

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Make the Most of Your Time, Become a Duet Volunteer

Make the Most of Your Time, Become a Duet Volunteer

By Jessica Synder “What’s not to like? I meet new people regularly who genuinely appreciate our assistance,” says Don Dhondt about volunteering with Duet after he retired from his career of 42 years. Honeywell hired Don right out of high school in 1965. He serviced...

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Million Dollar Smile

Million Dollar Smile

Selected from Musings of a Purposeful Mind by Gerald Lloyd Wood, © 2018. All rights reserved. “The dilemma for all of us is to bring clarity to an ambiguous situation. Failing that, and we will in most cases, the critical question is how to live with ambiguous loss....

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How to Become a Duet Volunteer

During Duet volunteer orientation, you will be given an overview of Duet's services. By Jenna-Lee Neff, Communications Intern Duet volunteers provide help in a variety of capacities, but our most critical need for volunteers are those who can help transport homebound...

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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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