Pen Pals and Students

Writing a New Chapter

Who doesn’t love to get a hand-written letter? People in greater Phoenix are discovering new friendships across the generations in the mail. Duet: Partners in Health and Aging, is bringing together older adults and elementary students in their Age-Friendly Pen-Pal program. Letters are exchanged between older adults and elementary school students for months, then a school visit is arranged where the pen-pals get to meet and share new connections. This year Duet is working with fourth graders from Navajo Elementary School, the Scottsdale School District and the Scottsdale Charros volunteer organization to improve the quality of life for all. If you’d like to know more, please contact Sue Reckinger with Duet at 602-274-5022.

Dementia Friendly Tempe 3rd Annual Community Summit

Families and friends are the cornerstone of care for people living with dementia. Tempe's Dementia Friendly Annual Community Summit can give you the tools to become a more resilient caregiver.

Join Tempe's Dementia Friendly 3rd Annual Community Summit on Saturday, April 7th at 10 a.m. - Noon. To register, contact the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute at (602)839-6850 or email

For more information, you can download the flyer linked below:

WINNER : Shirley Cunningham,

WINNER : Shirley Cunningham, "Forest Primeval"

WINNER : Shirley Cunningham, "Forest Primeval"
Susan Denison,

Susan Denison, "Great Grandpa and the Boys; a.k.a. The Moustache Gang"

Susan Denison, "Great Grandpa and the Boys; a.k.a. The Moustache Gang"
Portia Smith,

Portia Smith, "Serenity"

Portia Smith, "Serenity"
Lawrence & Jacob,

Lawrence & Jacob, "Happy"

Lawrence & Jacob, "Happy"

Nellie Zavala,

Nellie Zavala, "Keep on Walking"

Nellie Zavala, "Keep on Walking"

Various Artists from the Glendale ADHS,

Various Artists from the Glendale ADHS, "Looking Forward"

Various Artists from the Glendale ADHS, "Looking Forward"

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      About Us

      The Greater Phoenix Age-Friendly Network is a partnership hosted by the Maricopa Association of Governments, a regional planning agency serving the Greater Phoenix area. We are committed to ensuring every person can live a fulfilled life at any age, connected to family, friends, and community.

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