Quaker Values & Connections

Quaker roots, values and connections.

The Estaugh is guided by the teachings and beliefs of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), particularly the basic tenet that there is ‘That of God’ in everyone and the respect for the sanctity of every individual inherent in that belief. The Estaugh is further guided by the following Quaker testimonies: peace and non-violence, equality, stewardship, simplicity, integrity and community.

Approved by The Estaugh, Board of Trustees, September 24, 2008

Medford Leas is sponsored by The Estaugh, a Quaker-related not-for-profit corporation founded in 1914 to serve the needs of older adults. Their purpose was to create a special community in which the principle of loving concern would guide their common effort. Medford Leas was born of that early vision and has grown in scope and in stature on The Estaugh’s stable foundation.

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Friends Services for the Aging:

Medford Leas is a member of Friends Services for the Aging (FSA). FSA is an association of Quaker organizations that provide services to older adults in Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, New York, California and other states. FSA members are recognized for their excellent facilities, quality of health care, effective management, and fiscal responsibility. All are committed to the Quaker belief that human life is sacred and that all people are to be treated with loving respect. Learn more.

Quaker Resources:

Many Medford Leas residents attend meetings for worship in Medford or on the Medford Campus. All are welcome.



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