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.


Barclay Friends is a Kendal affiliate offering homelike accommodations and warm, compassionate care.  Our services for older adults include post-acute rehabilitation 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.  In a setting of beautiful gardens, 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 certificates in Post-Acute Care and Memory Care.

Our Future

With renewed hope for the future, here at Barclay Friends, we are well underway in the development of a new personal care and memory care building. Named Preston, after 19th century Quaker physician Ann Preston, this state-of-the-art building will offer residents spacious apartments, a wide range of activities, and quality healthcare services.


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


  • Post-Acute Rehab Services
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Restorative Nursing
  • Rehabilitation Gym

Resident Stories

Programs and 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. Residents enjoy seeing their artwork displayed throughout the building.

Lecture & Entertainment Events

  • Cooking from the Garden
  • Concerts
  • Music and Memory
  • Resident Counsel
  • Holiday Celebrations

Special Interest Groups

  • Book Club
  • Pottery/Painting
  • Horticulture/Gardening
  • Intergenerational Programs
  • Religious Services

Fitness, Health and Wellness

  • Fit and Flex
  • Hiking/Walking Groups
  • Strength Training
  • Chair Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Mindfulness Classes

Recreation and Enjoyment

  • Chess/Card Games
  • Trivia
  • Puzzles
  • Bingo
  • Flower Arranging
  • Trips

Drop us a line

Whether you have a quick question or would like to set up a tour, a member of our team will contact you shortly.