Aging Resources, Consultation, and Help (ARCH)

Connecting Friends, resources, and meeting communities to grow older with grace


Growing older affects us all.


The ARCH Program provides support for Friends from NYYM in our journey of growing older as a community, grounded in love and care for one another. We do this through our network: volunteers and staff who form a community of practice. 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


ARCH can help you.

Are you

  • a caregiver for an older person
  • a family member of an older person
  • an older person yourself?

Then ARCH is for you. Contact us to make a connection with ARCH people in your area.


You can help ARCH.

Joing the ARCH Network.

The ARCH Foundations Workshop (formerly the ARCH Visitor Training) is an introduction to the ARCH network: over 150 Friends in NYYM who form a community of practice. It is open to anyone in NYYM 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. 

Our four week Foundations Workshop is engaging, reflective, nourishing, informative, and fun. Please sign up today to participate!


Host an ARCH Workshop or Program

Are you a part of a NYYM Quaker meeting and looking for meaningful relevant and timely programming to share with your community? Invite ARCH to offer a workshop. A list of potential workshop topics is here, but presentations can be tailored to your community, group, and time frame.


Are you a part of the ARCH Network?

Use the links below to


Want to offer support?

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 share your appreciation with others.


Do you have questions about ARCH? Email us at [email protected] or call 212-673-5750.

We are grateful to the Friends Foundation for the Aging for their continuing financial support of the ARCH Program