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Community Overview

Grow with Us!

Consistent with our Quaker values, and in a setting of vibrant gardens, Barclay Friends offers quality care for older adults in the West Chester community.

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.


Barclay Friends is a Kendal affiliate offering homelike accommodations and warm, compassionate care. Our services for older adults include Residential Living, Memory Care, Personal Care and Skilled Nursing Care. We employ a dedicated staff with many years of service who understand that focusing on residents’ individual needs enhances their quality of life. Residents work with our horticultural therapist to design floral arrangements and cultivate produce for the local food bank. Our recreational team helps residents learn of their “not before realized” creativity by utilizing arts and music.


Representing a long-time Quaker tradition, Barclay Friends upholds the dignity and independence of each resident. We understand loved ones deserve attentive and devoted care. Barclay Friends is proud to be accredited by The Joint Commission as a Nursing Care Center and has achieved a certificate in Post-Acute Care.

Amenities & Wellness

At Barclay Friends, residents enjoy amenities that are designed to foster a sense of home and independence.

  • Gardening
  • Private and Shared Suites
  • Whirlpool Spa
  • Beauty and Barber Shop
  • Recreation Room
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Restorative Nursing
  • Fit and Flex
  • Hiking/Walking Groups
  • Strength Training
  • Chair Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Mindfulness Classes
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Local Attractions

Conveniently situated between Philadelphia and Wilmington, Barclay Friends offers residents and families the opportunity to discover the delightful towns of West Chester, replete with a plethora of shops, historical attractions, and museums. Enjoy the close proximity of Barclay Friends to the following attractions:

  • Longwood Gardens
  • West Chester Railroad
  • Ridley Creek State Park
  • Brandywine Museum of Art

When I first chose Barclay Friends to be mom’s home, I did so because I sensed an alignment of your values and our values.  Through the years, I have witnessed those values in action in the care that you give to mom…and me.

In this time of separation from mom, Barclay Friends continues to live those values in everything you do, giving giving my mom all the care, attention, and love that she needs.  I take great comfort in that.


Explore, Learn, and Live Life to the Fullest. At Barclay Friends, we understand the importance of staying active, connected, and fulfilled. That’s why we offer a diverse range of programs and activities tailored to meet the unique interests and preferences of our residents.

Programs & Activities

Barclay Friends fosters continuous learning through recreational programs designed to fit the varying physical and cognitive abilities of each resident. Through these programs, we stimulate motivation and personal growth within our community. Residents are encouraged to express their creativity, spirituality and knowledge. The lives of older adults become more meaningful when the staff at Barclay Friends provides them with opportunities to use their capabilities to the maximum potential.

Recreation staff members combine talents and expertise in art, horticulture and music to develop a full range of activities for residents. In addition, family members and friends are welcome to attend and encouraged to participate. In cultivating a supportive environment that celebrates individual abilities and promotes a sense of community, Barclay Friends is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for older adults, ensuring their years are filled with joy, enrichment, and meaningful connections.

Lecture & Entertainment

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Special Interest Groups

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Recreation & Enjoyment

Senior man playing chess with his caregiver.
  • Cooking from the Garden
  • Concerts
  • Music and Memory
  • Resident Counsel
  • Holiday Celebrations
  • Book Club
  • Pottery/Painting
  • Horticulture/Gardening
  • Inter-generational Programs
  • Religious Services
  • Chess/Card Games
  • Trivia
  • Puzzles
  • Bingo
  • Flower Arranging
  • Trips

Resident Stories

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