Festive Poinsettia Tea A Celebration for Duet’s 40th Anniversay

Rev. Robert Carlson and Millie Carlson The Event: 31st Annual Poinsettia Tea The Cause: Duet: Partners In Health & Aging Event Date: December 12, 2021 Location: Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch Honorees: Mary Lou Bessette received the Dosia Carlson “KARED About” Award Gold Sponsor: Fry’s Food Stores Dollars Raised: $120,000  Entertainment: […]

Duet Founder Rev. Dr. Dosia Carlson Dies of COVID-19

Duet: Partners In Health & Aging’s founder, The Rev. Dr. Dosia Carlson, died from complications due to COVID-19 on January 13, two days following her 91st birthday. Only days before her passing, Duet was preparing to feature her in a video commemorating Duet’s 40th anniversary. A dynamo all her decades, she remained active with Duet, […]

30th Annual ‘Poinsettia Tea’ a Huge Success for Duet’s Programs for Seniors in Need

The Event: 30th Annual Poinsettia Tea  The Cause: Duet: Partners In Health & Aging Event Date: December 6, 2020 Event Emcee: Destry Jetton of Arizona Midday Entertainment: The Ames-Apperson Duet Dosia Carlson “KARED About” Award Recipient: Dr. Pauline Komnenich Platinum Event Sponsor: SRP Silver Event Sponsor: Fry’s Food Stores Dollars raised: $140,000 Notable Moments: More than 400 supporters tuned in from near and far […]

Area Agency on Aging, Duet Team Up to Help Seniors During Pandemic

The Area Agency on Aging’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, “Operation Hope: Helping Older People Eat,” is providing food, water and essential supplies to thousands of older and vulnerable people in Maricopa County. The program, which launched on March 17, has also provided 100 gift cards for local nonprofit Duet: Partners in Health & Aging […]

Duet Announces Ann Wheat As New Executive Director

The Duet Board of Directors has announced Ann Wheat as their new Executive Director, effective June 12. Ann was selected for this role after serving as Duet’s interim executive director since March, following the departure of Elizabeth Banta, who retired from the organization after 23 years of dedicated service. An extensive search-and-interview process was conducted […]

BHHS Legacy Foundation Donates $70,000 to Strengthen Healthy Congregations and Communities

Duet: Partners In Health & Aging recently received a grant from BHHS Legacy Foundation of $70,000 to support its congregational health program. The donation will go toward the nonprofit’s training of faith community nurses and providing support to congregational health programs that serve a variety of communities across the Valley. Duet is a leading resource […]

Duet Raises $101K at Inaugural Partners in Compassion Luncheon

Duet: Partners In Health & Aging hosted its inaugural Partners in Compassion Fundraising Luncheon last month at Black Canyon Conference Center. The event welcomed more than 200 supporters and raised $101,000. “This one hour free-of-charge fundraising luncheon was designed to educate, inspire and encourage guests to deepen their involvement with Duet,” said Duet’s director of […]

Duet Receives $75K to Support Services for Aging Adults

Duet: Partners in Health & Aging, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting well-being to homebound adults, family caregivers, faith communities and grandparents raising grandchildren, has received a $75,000 grant from The Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation to help support the organization’s range of services.   “This grant from The Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation will help […]

2nd Annual Caregiver Symposium on Tap

A year ago, Phoenix resident Addison Diehl began a new chapter of his life—becoming a full-time caregiver for his mom, Page Schenck, 85, who has late stage Parkinson’s disease. To learn more about caregiving, Diehl attended the first Caregiver Symposium, hosted by Duet: Partners In Health & Aging, in October 2016. “I attended originally just […]