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:

Kevin Lovelady, he/him
ARCH Director
New York Yearly Meeting
15 Rutherford Place
New York, NY 10003

By phone: 518-212-7866

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Visit the New York Yearly Meeting ARCH Web Page

For Friends in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting region and their caregivers:

Sheila Sorkin
Aging Support Coordinator
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting
1515 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102

Office:  215.241.7068
Cell:      215.690.1179
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Visit the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Aging Services Web Page


Friends Organizations Available For Everyone

Quaker Aging Communities within PYM 

BARCLAY FRIENDS    700 North Franklin Street   West Chester, PA 19380  (610) 696-5211 

CHANDLER HALL    99 Barclay Street  Newtown PA 18940  (215) 860-4000

FOULKEWAYS AT GWYNEDD    1120 Meetinghouse Road  Gwynedd PA 19436  (215) 643-2200 

FOXDALE VILLAGE    500 E. Marylyn Ave.  State College, PA 16801  (814) 272-2222 

FRIENDS HOME IN KENNETT   147 West State Street Kennett Square, PA 19348 (610) 444-2577 

FRIENDS VILLAGE   50 South Congress Street Newtown, PA 18940 (215) 968-3346 

KENDAL CROSSLANDS   1109 E. Baltimore Pike  Kennett Square PA  (610) 388-1441 

PENNSWOOD VILLAGE   1382 Newtown Langhorne Rd  NEWTOWN PA 18940  (215) 968-9110 

THE HICKMAN   400 North Walnut Street  West Chester, PA 19380 (484) 760-6300 


MEDFORD LEAS    One Medford Leas Way  Medford, NJ 08055  (866) 484-5794 
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BROADMEAD   13801 York Road  Cockeysville MD 21030  (410) 527-1900 

FRIENDS HOUSE  1 7340 Quaker Lane  Sandy Spring, Maryland 20860 (310) 924-5100 


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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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

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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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 Local Agencies on Aging


Advocacy and Support Groups for Some Common Concerns:

Alzheimer’s Association
24 hour helpline by phone: 1-800-227-3900

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)

American Cancer Society
By phone: 1-800-227-2345

American Foundation for the Blind
By phone: 1-800-AFB-LINE (232-5463)
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American Heart Association

Caregiver Support:
Caring Info

Grief Support and Information:
Journey of Hearts

Hospice Foundation of America
By phone: 202-457-5811 or 800-854-3402
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LGBT Seniors and their Caregivers:
Senior Action in a Gay Environment (SAGE)
By phone: 212-741-2247

National Alliance on Mental Illness
Information Helpline (24 Hour): 1-800-950-NAMI (6264)

National Federation for the Blind
By phone: 410-659-9314

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
By phone: 800-241-1044 or TTY at 800-241-1055

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
By phone: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

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