Duet: Partners In Health & Aging has launched Finding Meaning and Hope, a free ten-part video discussion series based on the book Loving Someone Who Has Dementia: How to Find Hope While Coping With Stress and Grief, by Pauline Boss, PhD. The video series is the basis for structured weekly conversations led by trained Duet facilitators.
The series equips family caregivers with an understanding of ambiguous loss and the tools to lower stress and build resilience.
“This video discussion series really is a grass roots type initiative where, one discussion group at a time, we’re impacting caregivers in all corners of the Valley and beyond,” says Ann Wheat, director of family caregiver services.
This fall, several Finding Meaning and Hope video discussion groups are taking place. Each discussion group is free of charge to caregivers.
Thursdays, Sep. 6 – Nov. 8, 2018 4 – 5:30 p.m.
Visiting Angels, 18001 N. 79th Avenue, Suite B48, Glendale, AZ 85308
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org, (623) 476-7882
Mondays, Sep. 10 – Nov. 12, 2018 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Franciscan Renewal Center, 5802 E. Lincoln Dr., Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
RSVP: (480) 948-7460 or https://frc.retreatportal.com/events/f?p=101:2:1637440216199::::PROGRAM_ID:46941
Sundays, Sep. 16 – Nov. 18, 2018 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Phoenix, 4027 E. Lincoln Dr., Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
Tuesdays, Aug. 28 – Oct. 30, 2018 Noon – 1:30 p.m.
The Stratford, 1739 W. Myrtle Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85021
RSVP: email@example.com, (602) 287-7000
Thursdays, Oct. 4 – Dec. 20, 2018 (No series on Oct.18 and Nov. 22) 7 p.m.
All Saints Episcopal Church (Santa Barbara meeting room), 6300 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85012 RSVP: (602) 478-9183, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesdays, Sep. 5 – Nov. 7, 2018 1:30 – 3 p.m.
Westminster Village (Weyrich Conference Room), 1200 N. 90th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85260
RSVP: email@example.com, (480) 451-2046
Tuesdays, Sep. 4 – Oct. 2, 2018 (first half), Oct. 9 – Nov. 6, 2018 (second half)
10 a.m. – noon
AARP, 6700 N. Oracle Rd. #331, Tucson, AZ
RSVP: (520) 305-3407
To learn more about the Finding Meaning and Hope video discussion series, view the trailer here.
Duet offers trainings throughout the year for anyone interested in becoming a facilitator.
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.