Aging services provide support and practical guidance to older Friends, their families and meetings facing the challenges of aging including assessments and referral services and the coordination of requests for assistance from the PYM granting groups serving older adult Friends.
The Care and Aging Program provides pastoral care support and practical guidance to individuals, families, and Meetings in the manner of Friends and in a way which nurtures the whole person on his or her life journey.
The Care and Aging Program is coordinated by George Schaefer, a licensed social worker, who collaborates with Aging Granting Group and others to support friends facing challenges, caregivers and Meetings.
- Support Meetings to respond to the needs of Friends in the Yearly Meeting who are facing challenges
- Provide assessments, referral services and interventions for Meeting members who may be at risk
- Coordinate requests for grants from the PYM granting groups serving older adult Friends
- Support Monthly Meetings in spiritual care and nurturing of the Meeting Community.