Two non-profit organizations are teaming up to help senior citizens obtain COVID-19 vaccines.

While these vaccines are more widely available, many older residents still need help scheduling appointments and transportation to receive these shots. Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust has given Duet: Partners In Health & Aging a $40,000 grant to assist Valley seniors in acquiring their vaccines. Duet, in turn, has partnered with the non-profit Elevate Phoenix to boost access to COVID-19 vaccines for some of the area’s most vulnerable seniors. Duet and Elevate Phoenix are working together to reach out to seniors who need these services and Elevate Phoenix’s youth volunteers will help make the appointments, as well as offer rides to seniors.

This partnership is scheduled to run through mid-November and will serve English and Spanish-speaking seniors. Any seniors who need help registering for a COVID-19 vaccine and being driven to the appointments can contact Jazmine Hall at or 480-510-8708.