Duet Launches New Support Groups for Spanish-Speaking Family Caregivers
By Lindsay Hansen -
Wednesday Mar 22, 2023
Duet is excited to announce four new Spanish support group options to increase access to peer support, resources and information for family caregivers.
“These groups are designed to connect caregivers with each other to build strong support networks,” says Patricia Mendez, Duet’s bilingual program coordinator who has spearheaded the project. “By opening groups for Spanish speakers, we can better assess and address their needs while giving them another avenue to develop tools and gather resources and information for the caregiving journey.”
Mendez is a recent addition to the Duet family, providing information, referrals, and other Spanish-speaking services for the community. She comes from a bilingual, bicultural household and was a caregiver for her late father, giving her a first-person perspective into the needs and unique challenges facing family caregivers.
She has led the development of Spanish-speaking support groups, including three in-person groups for local caregivers and one virtual group open to participants across the country:
• Avondale Resource Center – For all Spanish-speaking caregivers regardless of loved one’s condition.
995 East Riley Drive, Avondale
First and third Thursday of each month, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
• Duet: Partners In Health & Aging – For Spanish-speaking caregivers tending to a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other dementias.
10000 N. 31st Ave., Ste. D 200, Mariposa Room, Phoenix
Second and fourth Tuesday of each month, 1:30 – 3 p.m.
• Tolleson Civic Center – For all Spanish-speaking caregivers regardless of loved one’s condition.
9055 W. Van Buren Street, Tolleson
Second and fourth Monday of each month, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
• Virtual, via Zoom – For all Spanish-speaking caregivers regardless of loved one’s condition.
First and third Monday of each month, 5 – 6:30 p.m. MST
Learn more about the Duet’s full range of support groups at duetaz.org/support-groups.
Caregivers can find access to additional free-of-charge resources at meaningandhope.org, including virtual events, symposiums and access to a webinar library of past recorded events.
About Duet: Partners In Health & Aging: Duet is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote health and well-being through vitally needed services to homebound adults, family caregivers, and grandfamilies. Duet’s free-of-charge services are available in the greater Phoenix area. To volunteer, donate or ask for help, go to http://www.duetaz.org or call (602) 274-5022.