By Mark Carlisle
Duet Partners in Health & Aging has won a state-wide family caregiving award.
The Phoenix nonprofit will receive the David Besst Award from the Arizona Caregiver Coalition during a Family Caregiver Day event 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21 at the State Capitol Building in Phoenix.
Duet is a nonprofit, interfaith organization that promotes health and well-being through its vitally needed, free-of-charge services to homebound adults, family caregivers, faith communities and families. Duet is based in central Phoenix, near Peoria Avenue and I-17, but it hosts events throughout the Valley, including at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 7205 N. 51st Ave., Glendale, and Christ Evangelical Lutheran, 918 South Litchfield Road, Goodyear.
The David Besst Award is named for the Arizona Caregiver Coalition’s late founder. The award is given to two Arizona residents or organization each year that embody the spirit of caregiving, champion the rights of caregivers through advocacy and education and promote and support the cause of caregiving throughout Arizona.
The other 2019 recipient is Dr. David W. Coon, an Arizona State University professor and researcher, whose work on aging has appeared in scientific journals and been funded by federal and state grants.