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Duet: Partners In Health & Aging

Phoenix, Arizona

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Imagine a community where every person ages with compassion, dignity, and hope. Duet is turning this vision into reality through its vitally needed, free-of-charge services to homebound adults, family caregivers, faith communities, and grandfamilies. At Duet, we believe no one should have to face life's aging challenges alone. Too often, older adults and family caregivers feel isolated as they deal with the most overwhelming experiences of their lives. Duet eases the journey by walking alongside the people we serve on the path of caring. From giving rides to the grocery store and medical appointments, to offering health promotion activities and support groups, Duet is here to provide the compassionate help you need. Volunteer. Donate. Ask for help. Together, we are partners in health and aging.

Homebound Adults: Duet brings together compassionate volunteers in our community with homebound adults, 'neighbors,' who can no longer drive yet wish to remain living in their own homes with dignity. Free-of-charge volunteer services include grocery shopping, transportation to medical appointments, friendly visits and phone calls, paperwork assistance, minor handyman services, and tech assistance.

Family Caregivers: Duet cares for family caregivers by offering help and hope to persevere through the caregiving journey. Many family members and friends do not consider themselves as "caregivers" - they are just doing what comes naturally to them. But that care may be required for months or years, and can take an emotion, physical, and financial toll. Duet's services include support groups and mentoring, information and guided assistance, workshops, and a video discussion series.

Faith Communities: Duet promotes health and well-being by training faith community nurses and partnering with congregations to establish and maintain health ministries. Health ministries and nurses are empowered by Duet through education, resources, and supportive networking groups. Duet is the sole provider in Arizona of the Foundations of Faith Community Nursing course that gives registered nurses the skills needed to start a congregational health program and train them in their roles.

Grandfamilies: Duet guides grandparents (and relatives "kin") raising grandchildren with tools and resources to thrive and keep the family together. Services include support groups, legal guidance and assistance, respite, information and guided assistance, educational workshops, and family outings.

Volunteer to Help a Homebound Adult
Thanks to hundreds of volunteers across the Valley, Duet is able to bring help and hope to homebound adults facing challenges related to aging or other health issues. It takes as little as a couple hours a month to make a true difference in the life of a homebound adult, affectionately referred to as "neighbor." We match volunteers with neighbors within close proximity of each other. To get started volunteering with Duet, the first step is to attend an orientation. Orientations are held monthly and attendance at the full orientation is required. An RSVP is needed so we can be prepared and have enough materials for the number attending. Simply click on the "Volunteer" button and a Duet representative will reach out to you, or visit www.duetaz.org/volunteer to find out upcoming volunteer orientation dates.

Testimonials

"I would go without food because I couldn't drive or shop on my own. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart!"

"Duet is a valuable contributor to my being able to remain in my residence as a disabled elderly being at age 85. Thank you!"

"Thanks to the wonderful volunteers, I can now go to the doctor's appointments. You have wonderful volunteers. I don't know where I would be without them."

"I am less lonely because of my services with Duet. Services have been great."

"I could not get to the store without my volunteer, Anna. I used all of my savings on cabs to get to the grocery store. When my savings were gone, I had to live on food someone brought to me."

"Duet is wonderful and I feel less stress knowing I can get to the doctor appointment. Christine, my volunteer driver, is a wonderful, kind woman who always is very accommodating! Duet has helped me feel more independent and less stressed."

"My volunteer is wonderful and tries to help anyway he can. It is a wonderful service for the elderly."

"I have had the same volunteer now for 4 years. We have become good friends, we are like family. I am on oxygen and before I found Duet's services, I had unreliable transportation and sometimes I had to wait an hour or more to be picked up to take me to places I needed to go."

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To promote health and well-being through vitally needed services to homebound adults, family caregivers, faith communities, and grandfamilies.
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