Experience the Difference

Visit West Chester, Pennsylvania, home to the Chester County Historical Society, the building where Abraham Lincoln’s first biography was published and the birthplace of African American folk artist Horace Pippin.  Located in the Brandywine Valley an hour from Philadelphia, two and a half hours from Washington, D.C., and less than a mile from the Chester County Hospital, now joined with Penn Medicine.

North Franklin Street

Other local attractions include the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, the West Chester Railroad, and the Chester County Art Association.  West Chester is the perfect mix of family-friendly, small-town charm and sophisticated shopping and dining.  Notably, the Borough of West Chester is a proud member of AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly Communities.

Barclay Friends has called West Chester “home” for over one hundred years!  In 1997, when the Board of Directors took the bold step of building a new community, it created an innovative decentralized model blending warm and pleasant surroundings with state-of-the-art medical care.

Our “new building,” as we still lovingly refer to it, is settled in a quiet neighborhood in Chester County and offers a full continuum of care including residential living (independent living with supportive services), personal care (formerly assisted living), memory care, long term skilled nursing, and short term post-acute rehab.