Mission


Reflecting the Quaker concern for older people, our mission is to continuously improve care of the aging across the continuum of services we provide. We aspire to the highest professional and humanitarian standards while providing care and services in a supportive and compassionate atmosphere.

We envision Barclay Friends as a premier advocate, initiator, and facilitator of services for older adults. Through an integrated continuum of care and services, and in partnership with our community, we will ensure services that enhance the quality of life.

Values and Practices


In accord with the principles of friends,

  • we hold the worth of each individual as central;
  • we promote independence and dignity for all residents;
  • we believe residents are best served by a harmonious work force that is concerned, enthusiastic, and dedicated;
  • we are committed to continuing education and support for staff, residents, families, and board members;
  • we operate on a not-for-profit basis, and we attempt to keep our fees as low as possible while maintaining our standards and providing appropriate compensation for staff;
  • we strive to be alert to emerging needs in our area and innovative in our responses.

Thus, by example, we hope to improve care of the aging in the wider community.

Core Values


  • Commitment to Residents
  • Communication
  • Continuous Learning
  • Teamwork
  • Valuing Diversity