E-News June 2017
1st Class of Caregiver Mentors (pictured above)
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Upcoming Events
Foundations of Faith Community Nursing
September 15 - 16
October 13 -14
Course Details
Volunteer Orientations
We invite you to attend a volunteer orientation to learn how you can help a homebound elder or adult with disabilities in your neighborhood. 
Saturday, June 10
9 - 11:30 a.m.
St. Theresa Parish
5045 E. Thomas Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85018
Thursday, July 13
4 - 6:30 p.m.
Church of the Beatitudes
555 W. Glendale Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85021
Saturday, August 19
9 - 11:30 a.m.
St. John's Lutheran Church
7205 N. 51st Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85301
To register, call
(602) 274-5022, or click on the button below to email us your contact information and preferred orientation date.
Register Today

The need for Duet's services certainly doesn't slow down for the summer! Duet now has 12 caregiver support groups to connect family caregivers with other caregivers in safe, supportive, and encouraging environments. One of the 12 groups is an additional dementia support group that meets the first and third Thursdays from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Duet. On June 15, this group will start a special discussion group on the video series, Finding Meaning and Hope, based on the chapters in the book, Loving Someone Who Has Dementia, by Pauline Boss, PhD. We encourage you or others you know to join us!  

Duet is also looking for caregivers who have cared for loved ones in the past, or are presently in a stable caregiving situations to become caregiver mentor volunteers. Call (602) 274-5022 to attend your first caregiver support group, to become a caregiver mentor, or for more information.
Mentor Flyer
"You are my lifeline - groceries and doctor transportation. Without you I could not survive." - Polly, homebound elder

The temperatures are on the rise in the Valley of the Sun, and so is the need for volunteers at Duet. The wait list has soared to 90 homebound adults waiting for vital volunteer services such as grocery shopping, friendly visiting and transportation to medical appointments. If you are a current volunteer and have an extra hour or two, and might be interested in helping an additional neighbor on a temporary or permanent basis, please call (602) 274-5022. Not a volunteer yet? Sign up for a one-time volunteer orientation to begin, (see left for dates).
Volunteer Orientation Information

What is a faith community nurse? How do these nurses work in partnership with health and wellness programs within congregations? Find out the answers to these questions and more at one of four information sessions located throughout the Valley in June. RSVP with your name, contact information, and which session you'd like to attend by calling (602) 274-5022, or emailing moore@duetaz.org or polley@duetaz.org.
Congregational Health Info Session Flyer
"Duet has definitely taken a load off our shoulders. A bit of respite is a joy, a chance to relax."  - Melba, grandparent

School is out for the summer, which for many grandparents raising grandchildren can mean additional fatigue and financial hardships. Duet offers respite by assisting with financial assistance to pay for all or a portion of registration fees for children's camps and programs. This provides the children with an opportunity to attend fun activities while giving grandparents a little time to themselves. Call Patricia at (602) 274-5022 for an appointment to see if we can help. 
Share the Joy

You can help spread the word about the joys of being a volunteer. One of the number one ways volunteers hear about us is from a friend. Share Duet's Interactive Services Map with others so they can see who is waiting for a volunteer nearby. 
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Duet promotes health and well-being through a broad range of services to homebound adults, grandparents raising grandchildren, family caregivers, and congregational health programs. Together, we are partners in health and aging. 

To promote health and well-being through a broad range of services to homebound adults, family caregivers, faith communities and grandparents raising grandchildren.


A community where every person ages with compassion, dignity and hope.
555 W. Glendale Avenue • Phoenix, AZ 85021
PHONE: (602) 274-5022  •  FAX: (602) 274-6793  •  EMAIL: info@duetaz.org