ARCH (Aging Resources Consultation and Help) of New York Yearly Meeting is offering a 4 part workshop as introduction to their network. Friends who are aging themselves or caring for someone older may wish to attend.
We're all aging, it's what we do! And sometimes that is wonderful, and sometimes it is scary, but we need not do it alone.
Many Friends of every age accompany one another in all kinds of ways as we grow older. Whether we are considering completing end of life decision making documents, offering visits and phone calls, sharing a listening ear about the challenges of growing older, celebrating milestones, welcoming an older formerly incarcerated Friend home, organizing or accepting care teams in crisis moments, recognizing the spiritual gifts of eldership/mentorship/wisdom, or supporting families and caregivers experiencing grief burnout or stress, it is all part of our shared journey. ARCH (Aging Resources Consultation and Help) is here to help us uncover the accompaniment we may already be doing, or would like to feel better equipped for.
The ARCH Foundations Workshop is an introduction to the ARCH network: over 150 Friends who form a community of practice. It is open to Friends who would like to connect with a network of resources and support for a ministry of caring for each other and ourselves as we grow older or are differently-abled. Friends involved with their meeting's ministry or pastoral care committee, prison ministry, supporting families with children (who may also be supporting older relatives), Friends who are aging ourselves, or caring for someone who is growing older are encouraged to consider this workshop.
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