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Duet Launches Video Discussion Series Groups for Family Caregivers in Phoenix and Tucson

Monday, February 12, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Shelly Everson
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Duet: Partners In Health & Aging, a Phoenix area nonprofit, is launching its “Finding Meaning and Hope” video discussion series, produced by Duet in partnership with Pauline Boss, PhD, thanks to a grant from Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust. “Finding Meaning and Hope” is a free video and discussion series for family caregivers led by trained volunteers. This spring, a variety of 10-week “Finding Meaning and Hope” video and discussion groups for family caregivers are debuting in the Phoenix metro area and Tucson.

“The power of the video series is that, each week, through a 20-minute video, Dr. Boss gives caregivers an understanding of their ambiguous loss journey and teaches them the techniques which are crucial to reducing their stress, reclaiming hope and improving their health and well-being,” said Ann Wheat, caregiver services director for Duet. “These groups are all led by trained volunteers and are free-of-charge to the caregivers who attend them. We hope to change lives through this new and exciting initiative.”

To view the trailer of the “Finding Meaning and Hope” video series, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqhC1g1imuk&t=15s

Duet has trained volunteer facilitators for the “Finding Meaning and Hope” video and discussion series who need locations to host the groups, Wheat explained. “If a local faith community, community center or other organization would be willing to host a discussion group that would greatly help our effort.”

Community members can contact Duet at info@duetaz.org or (602) 274-5022 to find out about the “Finding Meaning and Hope” video discussion series groups or to connect about providing a space. New video discussion groups are in the works continuously; contact Duet to find out more. Visit https://duetaz.org/index.php/finding-meaning-and-hope-video-discussion-series/ for the latest group additions and information.

Upcoming “Finding Meaning and Hope” video discussion groups include:

Tuesdays, March 6 to May 8, 9:15-10:45 a.m.
Cowden Center, 9202 N. 2nd Street, Phoenix
RSVP: 602.870.6374 or Anne.Paulus@HonorHealth.com

Wednesdays, March 7 to May 9, 2-3:30 p.m.
Life in Christ Lutheran Church, 14802 N. 75th Ave, Peoria
RSVP: 623.693.1929 or slspicer8@gmail.com

Wednesdays, March 7 to May 9, 10-11:30 a.m. (two five week sessions)
Beatitudes Campus, Age Link Building, 1610 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix
RSVP: 602.478.6972 or sarmijo@BeatitudesCampus.org
*On-site respite available.

Thursdays, March 8 to May 10, 10:30 a.m.-noon
Desert Hills Presbyterian Church, 34605 N Tom Darlington Dr., Scottsdale
RSVP: 480.575.3070 or veronicafuller@fuse.net

Wednesdays, March 28 to June 6 (skipping May 2), 1-2:30 p.m.
Casas Adobes Congregational Church, 6801 N. Oracle Road, Tucson
RSVP: 520.955.3387 or paige@paigeahead.com

Mondays, April 9 – June 11, 1-2:30 p.m.
Franciscan Renewal Center, 5802 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley
RSVP: www.thecasa.org or 480.948.7460

Current “Finding Meaning and Hope” video discussion groups include:

Tuesdays, February 6-April 10, 1-2:30 p.m.
Resurrection Lutheran Church, 4930 E. Greenway Road, Scottsdale
RSVP: 602.943.6224 or wjheimann@yahoo.com

Wednesdays, February 7-April 11, 10-11: 30 a.m.
Pecos Senior Center, 17010 S. 48th Street, Phoenix
RSVP: 602.534.5366 or vicki.mcallister@vosymca.org

Thursdays, February 8-April 12, 2-3:30 p.m.
Pacifica Senior Living, 9045 W. Athens, Phoenix
RSVP: 602.448.4060 or renee@cypresshomecare.com

Thursdays, February 8-May 3 (dates aren’t necessarily weekly; contact for more details), 1:30-3 p.m.
Chabad of Phoenix, 2110 E. Lincoln Drive, Phoenix
RSVP: 602.770.4443 or sbudwig@hotmail.com

Tuesdays, February 13-April 17, 2-3:30 p.m.
Amber Creek Inn, 11250 N. 92nd Street, Scottsdale
RSVP: 480.471.8265 or ambercreekDCR2@koelschsenior.com

About Duet: Partners In Health & Aging: Duet 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 grandparents raising grandchildren. Duet’s free-of-charge services are available in the greater Phoenix area. To volunteer, donate or ask for help, go to www.duetaz.org or call (602) 274-5022.


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