Duet: Partners In Health & Aging, Inc.

Partners In Health & Aging

aka Duet   |   Phoenix, AZ   |  www.duetaz.org

Mission

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

Ruling year info

1985

Executive Director

Ann Wheat

Main address

10000 N 31st Ave Suite D200

Phoenix, AZ 85051 USA

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EIN

74-2370522

NTEE code info

Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (P80)

Senior Centers/Services (P81)

Transportation (Free or Subsidized) (P52)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Duet helps older adults and their families cope with challenges related to aging. From getting groceries and rides to the doctor, to health promotion activities and support groups, you can trust us to provide the compassionate help you need. Duet supports grandparents raising grandchildren, caregivers who care for a family member, homebound seniors, and nurses wishing to serve their faith community. We are a non-profit, interfaith organization that has been serving older adults in greater Phoenix since 1981. We're your partner in health and aging.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Caregiver Services

If you are a “caregiver” – someone who provides unpaid care for a loved one – you may not realize the responsibility can take a physical, mental, and emotional toll. You can take better care of your loved one if you take better care of yourself. Duet helps you do just that.

Population(s) Served
Caregivers
Seniors

Grandparents who are raising grandchildren often face complex situations. By giving grandparents tools and information on how to handle the challenge of raising a second family, we help keep children out of foster care.

Population(s) Served
Families
Caregivers

If you are homebound because you can no longer drive due to age, disability, or disease, we can help you with basic needs such as getting groceries, rides to medical appointments and much more.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Seniors

If you’ve ever wondered how to combine your faith with your nursing skills, we have the answer. We promote health and well-being by training nurses how to create faith-based health programs.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of donors retained

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Duet's goal is to have a donor retention rate of 45%.

Goals & Strategy

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If you are homebound because you can no longer drive due to age, disability, or disease, we can help you with basic needs such as getting groceries, rides to medical appointments and much more.

Grandparents who are raising grandchildren often face complex situations. By giving grandparents tools and information on how to handle the challenge of raising a second family, we help keep children out of foster care.

If you are caring for someone you love, whether in town or across the country, you may not realize the toll it's taking on your health. We help family caregivers cope with their situations.

If you've ever wondered how to combine your faith with your nursing skills, we have the answer. We promote health and well-being by training nurses how to create faith-based health programs.

Overall, Duet aims to create a community where each person can age with compassion, dignity and hope.

All services listed above are provided free-of-charge to the person receiving the service.

Homebound seniors are served through our large volunteer network. Volunteers (who have fingerprint cards and have completed a background check) take a senior (known as a "neighbor") to the grocery store, to medical appointments, and provide other care such as minor home repairs.

Grandparents need support when parenting their grandchildren. Whether it is negotiating the child welfare system, getting lay-legal assistance, Duet is here to help. Grandparents also attend educational and support groups. Funds are available to help grandchildren participate in extra-curricular activities and summer programs.

Caregiver services provide support groups for a variety of topics, such as dementia, LGBTQ+ support groups, addressing loss, etc. Duet also has mentors to answer questions for those new to caregiving.

Duet has the only faith community nursing program offered in Arizona. Many congregations have aging members, and pastors may not be able to provide the medical support needed. Duet is a resource for faith communities and nurses who want to create and sustain health programs that help the whole person in mind, body, and spirit.

Duet’s services are based on one person helping another. We partner with individuals, businesses, non-profits, municipalities, government organizations, and faith communities to make that happen. Our trademark is a butterfly created from two equal halves. This represents the many successful partnerships that are needed in order for Duet to provide crucial services to older adults throughout the Valley. The white space around the butterfly contains two faces looking toward each other and a more hopeful future.

We respond to pressing needs that are not being met through other organizations. Duet was the first in the Valley to offer free-of-charge volunteer services for homebound adults, as well as comprehensive services for family caregivers and grandparents raising grandchildren.

Duet also introduced the concept to the Phoenix area of congregational health programs led by faith community nurses.

Duet exists because caring partners dedicate time and funding to change lives. Hundreds of compassionate volunteers help fulfill Duet’s mission. Join us as we strive forward in expanding services and providing compassionate help to keep pace with the needs of our growing community.

In 2018 Duet provided:
5,835 rides to medical appintments to homebound adults;
38,522 hours of personalized help to homebound adults;
A total of 6,854 volunteers have been trained by Duet since its inception;
529 family caregivers attended more than 200 support groups each month;
4,294 hours of supervised activities were provided to grandchildren;
617 grandparents received vital education and support;
81 congregations have faith community nurses;

Duet has implemented a Legacy Society for our supporters to leave a bequest to Duet;
Our Vision Society is made up of generous donors who make 5-year commitments of more than $1,000 a year to Duet;
100% of Duet's board members are donors.

Financials

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Duet: Partners In Health & Aging, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 10/27/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Janice Brandt

APS (Arizona Public Service)

Term: 2022 - 2024

Carol Heimann

Faith Community Nurse

Stuart Turgel

Community Volunteer

Nancy Zikias

Treasurer; Sales and Marketing Specialist; Altria Sales & Distribution, Retired

Janice Brandt

President; Energy Innovation Analyst, Sr.; Arizona Public Service

Shruti Gurudanti

Co-Founder; Televeda

Brenda Holt

Associate State Director, Community Outreach & Advocacy; AARP Arizona

Lisa Nothum

Vice President and Senior Trust Advisor; Northern Trust

Cheryl Plewa

Executive Director, Business Banking Sales & Strategy Support

Donna Rossi

Public Information Officer; Buckeye Police Department

Ellen Dean

Past President; Certified Financial Planner, Raymond James Financial Services

Stephanie Bivens

Attorney, Bivens & Associates, PLLC

Michael Cyrino

Principle, MEdicare Mike, LLC

Jan Dougherty

President, TravALZ

Dawn Katek

Vice President, Instructional Design, Global Learning & Development

Maria Maskell

Community Initiatives Coordinator, APS, Retired

Cherry Perez

Market Manager, JP Morgan Chase

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/22/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

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Disability

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