Discernment for Long Term Care — Pamphlet to Download

Q: “Can I allow myself to be carried, supported, upheld by others and the love of God?”    PYM Faith and Practice, 2002

This looks at essential issues to consider in the decision for long term residential care. Meetings can support individuals and their caregivers by providing opportunities for clearness and support through the discernment process. If long term care is determined to be the best option, this pamphlet covers basic points about what to consider in choosing a facility, and suggestions for further resources.

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Senior Co Housing and Intentional Communities — Pamphlet to Download

Q: How am I helping to develop a social, economic and political system which will nurture an environment which sustains and enriches life for all?
PYM Faith and Practice, 2002

Explores options for living in intentional and cooperative communities and lists resources where one can join or learn about forming residential communities. Such options may be based on shared values and/or resources , and often are intentionally accessible for people who may have age related or other challenges. This may provide a springboard for Meetings to discuss how people will live, and plan for, living in later years in a way that is consistent with one’s values and considers economic and environmental sustainability.

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Housing Options in Retirement — Pamphlet to Download

“What will this newfound present of old age and its unknown future demand of us?”
Mary Morrison, Without Nightfall Upon the Spirit, Pendle Hill Pamphlet 311, Pendle Hill, Wallingford, PA.

This tool explains some of the terms used for various options for housing in retirement. It also explores basic questions to consider when making a choice, and provides a list of websites for more detailed information.

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