November is National Family Caregivers Month, and on Nov. 2, Duet: Partners In Health & Aging will host its second Family Caregiver Symposium at Church of the Beatitudes, 555 W. Glendale Ave.

At the event, Duet will gather expert panelists to share how to navigate physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well being through periods of high stress.

“The Family Caregiver Symposium is designed to equip, empower and celebrate family caregivers who take on some of society’s most difficult and undervalued work,” said Ann Wheat, Director of Family Caregiving Services at Duet. “The symposium will allow caregivers to learn about difficult transitions, how best to handle these from a place of empowerment and hope, and to also connect with hundreds of other caregivers through lunch and socialization.”

The morning session, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., will include a panel discussion. Lin Sue Cooney, Director of Community Engagement for Hospice of the Valley and well-known local news personality, will serve as the session’s moderator. The session, which includes lunch, is $20 for family caregivers and $40 for professionals. Free on-site respite services will be provided by Beatitudes at Home so that caregivers can attend. Scholarships are available by contacting Duet.

The Family Caregiver Symposium’s Signature Sponsor is AARP Phoenix. To learn more about the Family Caregiver Symposium, and to register to attend, visit or call 602-274-5022.


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