Aging Resources, Consultation, and Help (ARCH)

The ARCH Program of New York Yearly Meeting connects our older and differently abled f/Friends with the care they need.

About ARCH

Through individual consultations, workshops, and trainings, ARCH provides resources to help us all cultivate a community of well-supported aging friends.
    ARCH staff primarily support the work of our network of regional Coordinators and volunteer ARCH Visitors, f/Friends from all corners of NYYM who have attended a weekend training retreat where they learn how to:

  • vigil at the end of life,
  • sharpen active listening skills,
  • complete advanced care directives,
  • locate local aging resources,
  • make a spiritual assessment,
  • set up a care team,
  • and much more.

ARCH is a program of NYYM with oversight from the Committee on Aging Concerns, under Nurture Coordinating Committee.

ARCH Visitors

Do you have an aging or disability-related concern or a need for care?
    Contact us and we can connect you with the closest volunteer Visitor.

Volunteer as a Visitor. ARCH is always seeking to expand its network of volunteer Visitors in order to better serve all our meetings, and we invite you to consider becoming a Visitor yourself. ARCH holds Visitor training workshops regularly. To find out when the next workshop will be held near you, contact the ARCH Director, Callie Janoff.

Support ARCH

The ARCH program is funded in large part by a grant from the Friends Foundation for the Aging, with additional support from meetings and individuals. All ARCH services and opportunities for learning and spiritual growth are offered at no cost to participants. Your earmarked donation to our program helps us continue to support and deepen this gift of ministry in our community.

Please contribute by sending a check to the yearly meeting office or by credit card on our ARCH donation page. And please consider contributing to the yearly meeting's other ministries, as well. And thank you!

Workshops for Meetings

Is your meeting aging and graying? Could your meeting benefit from some intimacy and community building?
    Invite us to facilitate a workshop.

Quaker Aging & Disability Resources

Looking for resources about aging and disability for Quakers? Check out our website: and our Facebook page:

Recent ARCH Reports