Barclay Friends to Host CCAA Plein Air Event

Jul 18, 2017

The Chester County Art Association (CCAA) is partnering with Barclay Friends for an intimate plein air artist event right after Labor Day as a complement to our annual Secret Gardens of West Chester tour on September 9th.  Barclay Friends has 6 stunning private gardens for a limited number of artists to render. Plein Air Event […]

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Howard Braxton Joins Kendal Corp as Director for Sales and Marketing

Jul 13, 2017

Howard Braxton joins Kendal’s corporate team Wednesday, July 12, as Director of Sales and Marketing. With an extensive background as a sales and marketing executive in senior living and health care, Howard’s primary responsibility will be to serve as a resource to all Kendal Affiliates by providing a wide range of sales expertise and on-site […]

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Testing Your Memory

Jun 26, 2017

Older individuals’ lapses in memory, which are popularly referred to as “senior moments,” are usually temporary in nature.  When people later remember things that they initially forgot, their inability to recollect is likely to be less of a concern.  On the other hand, when people do not remember that they have forgotten things, it raises […]

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Make Some Music

Jun 12, 2017

If you have always wanted to learn to play a musical instrument, maybe it is time you took some lessons—you’re never too old to learn to play an instrument.  In the process, you may not only satisfy your need for self-expression and pleasure, but you may also likely improve your mood and mental function.  Just […]

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Barclay Friends Selects New Executive Director: Linda Sterthous to Succeed Carol Hanson in July

May 18, 2017

West Chester, Pennsylvania, May 18, 2017—The Board of Directors announced today that it has selected Linda Sterthous, long-time leader of Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line (formerly Martins Run) to succeed Carol Hanson in July as Executive Director of Barclay Friends in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Barclay Friends is a not-for-profit, continuing care retirement community affiliated with […]

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Is “Pumping Iron” a Good Idea?

Apr 24, 2017

Despite what older adults may have heard about “tired blood,” iron supplements may not be a good idea.  Dietary iron is essential in the production of hemoglobin to make red blood cells, and insufficient iron can eventually lead to iron-deficiency anemia.  With this in mind, dietitians generally recommend that children and pre-menopausal women take iron […]

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Friends Services for the Aging (FSA) Sponsors WDAS 2017 Women of Excellence Luncheon

Apr 17, 2017

As a member of Friends Services for the Aging (FSA), Barclay Friends is one of several retirement communities that welcomes all people and supports a spirit of inclusion and a culture of diversity.  We strive to create and support environments that promote mutual respect, acceptance and cooperation. In this light, we joined with fellow FSA […]

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Voluntary Assignment

Apr 10, 2017

One of the many ways that older adults can help others while helping themselves is to volunteer their time and energy to those who need them.  Not only does volunteering greatly benefit ill others, it also helps boost the mental acumen of those doing the volunteering.  It has been found that those who begin volunteer […]

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National Healthcare Decisions Week Set for April 16-22, 2017

Apr 05, 2017

The Community Care Coalition of Chester County (C5), along with other national, state and community organizations, are leading a massive effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making—an effort that has culminated in the formal designation of April 16 to April 22, 2017 as National Healthcare Decisions Day/Week (NHDD). Participating organizations in each community […]

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Staff Spotlight on Laura Smith

Mar 27, 2017

Laura Smith has joined Barclay Friends as Director of Nursing after serving for almost six years at another continuing care community, first as Charge Nurse, then as Nursing Supervisor. A Neumann University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in nursing, Laura already has exhibited her ability to implement best practices at Barclay Friends. Her first effort […]

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