Honoring Spirit, Humanness, and Basic Rights in the Quaker Tradition
Barclay Friends, a Quaker community, was established in 1893 to improve care of the aging in a supportive, homelike, and compassionate atmosphere. Since then, it has become a Kendal affiliate. Market studies have shown that Barclay Friends, combining excellent medical services with a comfortable and therapeutic environment, is consistently a top choice for long-term care in the West Chester area. With medical science continually improving and best practices changing, Barclay Friends continues to evolve to provide ever better services and facilities to respond to community needs.
Friends become family at Barclay Friends. Why do we do things the way we do? Our Quaker values help to uphold each resident’s independence and dignity, in turn honoring their spirit, humanness and basic rights, a hallmark of our care. Our program to Cultivate the Arts and Gardens provides a culture of the arts that encourages the expression of creativity and spirituality, while our unique horticultural therapy program instills a sense of purpose and enriches lives.
Barclay Friends provides a spirit of inclusion for residents and staff regardless of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, or disability. We support an environment that is welcoming to all cultures, backgrounds, and differences; an environment that promotes respect, acceptance, and teamwork.