Join us on Sunday, October 30, 2016 from 2pm to 4pm as we gather to discuss the needs of aging f/Friends and learn from the experiences of Callie Janoff, who with others in NYYM (New York Yearly Meeting), created the ARCH program in response to this concern.
The ARCH program seeks to strengthen the capacity, as Meetings and as individuals, to care for aging community members by equipping people with information, skills and appropriate boundaries, a network of support and resources, and the spiritual grounding of Quaker values. The ARCH program operates in the knowledge that the inclusion of our oldest Friends in the life of our meetings makes our Meetings stronger.
The core work of ARCH is to prepare a network of trained volunteers who can provide support in a very real way. Through individual consultations, workshops, and trainings, ARCH provides resources to volunteers and Monthly Meetings to help cultivate a community of well-supported aging friends. The training has prepared Friends, for example, to locate local aging resources, sharpen active listening skills, complete advanced care directives, offer vigil at the end of life, set up a care team, and much more.
Added Note: Callie will also be the guest speaker on Boomer Generation on Tuesday November 1, 2016. Boomer Generation Radio program is broadcast every Tuesday from 10-11 am on WWDB-AM 860 in Philadelphia.