ARCH - Aging Resources Consultation Help
Growing older affects us all
The ARCH Program is for Friends in NYYM and NEYM facing changes brought by aging - and who are interested in giving and receiving peer support to navigate practical, emotional, and spiritual matters.
Order a Quaker Values & End of Life Decision Making Workbook
A 2023 revision of the classic ARCH Workbook is out! Information and ordering instructions are here
Join an ARCH Group
ARCH Groups are ongoing monthly spaces for peer support and community building based on shared interests, experience, and wisdom. ARCH Groups happen on Zoom and are free of charge. The Zoom link and calendar invite will be sent by email when you register.
Join the Inside Outside Letter Writing Collective
Connecting incarcerated people within NYYM with Friends on the outside: a mutual ministry that brings connection and understanding to participants on both sides of the walls.
Visit the Inside Outside Letter Writing Collective page to find out more and become involved.
Take the ARCH Foundations Workshop
The ARCH Foundations Workshop is a four-part introduction to ARCH, with opportunities to connect and think deeply about aging, and practice developing communities of mutual care. The ARCH Foundations Workshop is open to anyone in NYYM and NEYM and is offered twice a year, in the Spring and the Fall. Our four-week Foundations Workshop is engaging, reflective, nourishing, informative, and fun.
Register here for the Spring 2024 Foundations Workshop!
Bring an ARCH Workshop to your Meeting, Worship Group, or Region
Workshops can be done in person or on Zoom. A list of potential topics is below, but presentations can be tailored to your community, group, and time frame.
Spirituality and Aging
Change as Opportunity (trauma-informed)
Advance Directives and End of Life Decision Making
'Share the Care', Developing Care Teams
'After COVID, What Now?' (body-focused)
Contact an ARCH Local Coordinator
The ARCH Program has 6 part time Local Coordinators to connect Friends and Monthly Meetings to resources in the NYYM and NEYM regions. Currently Local Coordinators are available in New York, Long Island, New Jersey, NorthEast, Purchase Quarter, and for the prisons.
Contact us to make a connection with ARCH in your area.
ARCH is in conversation with NY Quarterly Meeting's Concern for Quaker Living Working Group.
ARCH works with Philadelphia Yearly Meeting on a Quaker Aging Resources webpage.
Are you someone who appreciates the care and nurture of the ARCH program and would like to contribute to our ongoing ministry? Please consider how you can support this work and share your appreciation with others.
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The ARCH Program is made possible by a grant from the Friends Foundation for the Aging and by individual donations.