Quaker Services and Quaker Values

Friends have made a substantial impact on the availability and quality of senior care in the United States. Friends senior service providers have been pioneers in the field, especially in the Philadelphia area, since Anna T. Jeanes donated substantial funds in the late 1800s for the creation of boarding homes for seniors in each of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting’s quarterly meetings. Many of those programs continue today as quarterly meeting homes in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, sometimes under new names. Others were predecessors of current‐day continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs), including Foulkeways and Medford Leas. These, followed quickly by Kendal🔒

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Warren A. Witte has served as executive director of Friends Services for the Aging for 12 years. He is a member and is currently serving as clerk of Chestnut Hill Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa.

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