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 Assistance 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.
Quaker Aging Resources, a website providing spirit-center resources for PYM Friends on issues of Aging. brought to you by New York and Philadelphia Yearly Meetings of Friends (Quakers), through generous funding from Friends Foundation for the Aging and the Thomas Scattergood Foundation.
The project was designed to assist Meetings and individuals in responding to the needs of aging Friends including age related changes, chronic illness or disability.The resources are intended to uphold a culture of care for the body, mind, spirit and community of the individual which is consistent with our Quaker faith.