Queries and advice on caring for people in the Meeting as they face age related or other challenges. Includes a list of pastoral care and caregiver resources.
Q: Is our meeting open and accessible to all regardless of race, ability, sexual orientation, class, age or challenges?
Meetings can benefit from intentional work to build relationships among people of different generations. This pamphlet offers queries and advices for discussion about ageism and feelings about our own aging, and additional resources for further conversation.
Q: How do I approach with serenity each new stage of my life?
This pamphlet discusses continuity as a coping strategy for aging adults. For Friends, the spiritual context of our lives is foundational to what it means to be alive. Friends Care Committees will find suggestions for helping members plan their lives with continuity. George Schaefer, PYM Care and Aging Coordinator and Social Worker, also suggested resources for deeper discussion of Spirituality and Aging.
This pamphlet offers ideas for challenging stigma surrounding mental illness and suggests supportive resources for helping those in our meetings who are dealing with emotional or behavioral health issues.
Q: “What will this newfound present of old age and its unknown future demand of us?
Where is dignity to be found in it? How shall we find ourselves the dignity we see is
Mary Morrison, Without Nightfall Upon the Spirit, Pendle Hill Pamphlet 311
Validating loss, allowing grief and spiritual community support can help us move through life’s most difficult changes. This pamphlet gives some brief points and suggested reading for those facing age related or other changes.