Get Help

A variety of resources are available for dealing with most issues that people face as a result of aging or other life changes. Sometimes we may be overwhelmed by the quantity of information available.  A spiritual community can provide significant support by helping a person integrate their faith and values in decision making, as well as assisting with practical supports. Below is a list of some key general resources, and we recommend that you reach out to your local or regional faith group for support in navigating whatever waters of change you are facing.


 

Help for Members and Attenders of Friends Meetings

For Friends in New York Yearly Meeting and their caregivers:

Callie Janoff and Anita Paul
ARCH Program Staff
New York Yearly Meeting
15 Rutherford Place
New York, NY 10003

By phone: 212-673-5750

E-Mail:
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Visit the New York Yearly Meeting ARCH Web Page

For Friends in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting region and their caregivers:

George Schaefer
Care and Aging Coordinator
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting
1515 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102

By phone: 215-241-7182
By Fax: 215-241-7045
Toll Free- 1-800-2200-PYM

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Visit the Philadelphia Yearly Meetting Aging Services Web Page


 

Friends Organizations available for everyone

Friends Services for the Aging- (FSA)
FSA has an information and referral service and is the umbrella for Friends senior service organizations in many areas nationwide.

PO Box 156
Gwynedd, PA 19436
By Phone: 215-646-0720
By Fax: 215-646-0724
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Visit fsainfo.org

Friends Counseling Service- Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Area
Contact Deborah Cooper by phone: 215-248-0489

Friends Life Care
In Pennsylvania by phone: 215-628-8964
In Delaware by phone: 302-426-1510
Visit friendslifecareathome.com

Friends Rehabilitation Program
Friends Rehabilitation Program (FRP) is a Quaker-related non-profit whose mission is to provide housing and social services for low and moderate income households.

704 W. Girard Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19123
By Phone: 215-825-8800
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Visit friends-frp.com


 

Other Helpful Resources – Good General Places to Start

Area Agencies on Aging

Every state has a system of Area Agencies on Aging to help identify, coordinate and in some instances provide local resources for older adults. In many but not all states, these are divided by counties. Here are several ways you can find your Agency on Aging or other local resources:

The U.S. Administration on Aging Eldercare Locator
By phone: 1-800-677-1116
Visit www.eldercare.gov

Caring.com- Local Agencies on Aging
Visit www.caring.com

 

Advocacy and Support Groups for Some Common Concerns:

Alzheimer’s Association
24 hour helpline by phone: 1-800-227-3900
Visit www.alz.org

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
Visit www.aarp.org

American Cancer Society
By phone: 1-800-227-2345
Visit www.cancer.org

American Foundation for the Blind
By phone: 1-800-AFB-LINE (232-5463)
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Visit www.afb.org

American Heart Association
1-800-AHA-USA-1
Visit www.americanheart.org

Caregiver Support:
Caring Info
Visit www.caringinfo.org
and
Caring.com
Visit Caring.com

Grief Support and Information:
Journey of Hearts
Visit journeyofhearts.org

Hospice Foundation of America
By phone: 202-457-5811 or 800-854-3402
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Visit www.hospicefoundation.org

LGBT Seniors and their Caregivers:
Senior Action in a Gay Environment (SAGE)
By phone: 212-741-2247
Visit www.sageusa.org

National Alliance on Mental Illness
Information Helpline (24 Hour): 1-800-950-NAMI (6264)
Visit www.nami.org

National Federation for the Blind
By phone: 410-659-9314
Visit www.nfb.org

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
By phone: 800-241-1044 or TTY at 800-241-1055
Visit www.nidcd.nih.gov

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
By phone: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Visit www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Political Action, Advocacy and Information:
Gray Panthers
By phone: 917-535-0457
Visit www.GrayPanthers