Duet Offers Support for Grandparents Raising Grandkids

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Raising grandchildren can be a challenge and it’s important to know that you’re not alone. Duet – Partners in Health & Aging is there for Valley “grandfamilies” as they navigate this journey. Read on to find out more about Duet events happening in March that are open to grandparents raising their grandchildren.

March Grandfamily Events

Mesa Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group

Thurs., March 2, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Cost is free.

Grandparents, are you feeling overwhelmed, confused and alone? Need someone to talk with? Then come and join us as we share, learn and grow together.

Childcare is limited: please call to register for this group at (480) 262-8154.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2745 N 32nd St., Mesa, AZ 85213

Children of Incarcerated Parents (For Grandparents Raising Grandchildren)

Sat., March 4, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Reservation required by February 24. Please call (602) 274 -5022, Ext 31.

This workshop will assist grandparents raising grandchildren in answering questions children may have regarding their incarcerated parent, the visitation and communication with their incarcerated parents and available resources. Light refreshments will be provided.

Ocotillo Library & Workforce Literacy Center, 102 W. Southern Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85041

Grandparent Support Group (Phoenix)

Thurs., March 9, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Cost is free.

Grandparents, are you feeling overwhelmed, confused and alone? Need someone to talk with? Then come and join us as we share, learn and grow together.

Please call at (602) 274 -5022, Ext 31.

Duet Lounge, 555 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85021

Annual Grandfamilies Potluck Picnic

Sat., March 11, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

We’re planning a special event for grandparents and the children they are raising at our Annual Grandparents’ Picnic. Children delight in the outdoors, playing games, and having their faces painted. Save the date so you don’t miss out! We love to share fun AND food, so plan on bringing your favorite dish to share with other families. We hope to see you there! Event is FREE.

Contact Patricia at (602) 274-5022, Ext. 31 for more info.

Glendale Heroes Regional Park, 83rd Ave/Bethany Home Rd., Glendale

Amazing Animals! (Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Event)

$5 per person

Join us for a fun-packed and educational adventure at the Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium. We are encouraging families to pack a picnic lunch into an ice chest. RSVPs required by Friday, March 3. Contact Patricia at (602) 274 -5022, Ext 31.

Sat., March 18, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Wildlife World Zoo, 16501 W Northern Ave., Litchfield Park, AZ 85340

Grandparent Support Group (Phoenix)

Cost is free.

Grandparents, are you feeling overwhelmed, confused and alone? Need someone to talk with? Then come and join us as we share, learn and grow together. If this is your first time attending, please call Patricia at (602) 274 -5022, Ext 31.

Thurs., March 23, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Duet Lounge, 555 W. Glendale Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85021

Grandparent Support Group in Goodyear

Sat., March 25, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Cost is free.

Grandparents, are you feeling overwhelmed, confused and alone? Need someone to talk with? Then come and join us as we share, learn and grow together. If this is your first time attending, please call Patricia (602) 274 -5022, Ext 31.

Christ Evangelical Lutheran, 918 South Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ 85338

Grandparent Support Group in Buckeye

Tue., March 28, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Cost is free.

Grandparents, are you feeling overwhelmed, confused and alone? Need someone to talk with? Then come and join us as we share, learn and grow together. If this is your first time attending, please call Patricia (602) 274 -5022, Ext 31.

Buckeye Community Center, 201 E. Centre Ave., Buckeye AZ 85326

About Us: 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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