Aging Resources Consultation and Help

The Aging Resources Consultation and Help (ARCH) Program provides support for Friends in our journey of growing older as a community, grounded in care for one another and mutual accompaniment. We do this through our network of volunteers and staff who form a community of practice spanning across New England and New York Yearly Meetings. We:

  • discuss advance directives
  • worship at bedside/home
  • provide a confidential listening ear
  • make connections with local resources
  • consider the spiritual opportunities that growing older bring us and our local meetings

Are you:

  • a pastoral caregiver or other servant leader  in your local meeting responding to aging related concerns?
  • a caregiver for an older person?
  • a family member of an older person?
  • an older person yourself?

Then ARCH is for you. Contact Patti Muldoon, New England’s ARCH Coordinator, to begin a conversation.


Read about upcoming events and find more information, as well as resources, here.


Help us build the ARCH network among New England Friends! Share about resources you are seeking or offering to share with other Friends or meetings. To do so, use this form.

Learn more about ARCH’s offerings and history here.

ARCH's Quaker Values and End of Life Decision Making  workbook is available in the downloads section below.

File Downloads

Quaker Values and End-of-Life Decisions Workbook

Published by ARCH in 2016, this 24-page workbook provides practical advise and useful reflection prompts regarding an individual's end-of-life decisions.

More information about ARCH

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