Experience the Difference

Visit West Chester, Pennsylvania, home to the Chester County Historical Society and the building where Abraham Lincoln’s first biography was published.  West Chester is also the birthplace of African American folk artist Horace Pippin.  Also in West Chester?  Barclay Friends, a residential senior living community.  Notably, we are Located in the Brandywine Valley an hour from Philadelphia and less than a mile from the Chester County Hospital, now joined with Penn Medicine.

Barclay Friends street sign

North Franklin Street

Other local attractions include the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, the West Chester Railroad, and the Chester County Art Association.  West Chester is the perfect mix of family-friendly, small-town charm and sophisticated shopping and dining.  Notably, the Borough of West Chester is a proud member of AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly Communities.

Barclay Friends has called West Chester “home” for over one hundred years!  In 1997, when the Board of Directors took the bold step of building a new community, it created an innovative decentralized model blending warm and pleasant surroundings with state-of-the-art medical care.

Our new building, as we still lovingly refer to it, is settled in a quiet Chester County neighborhood and offers long term skilled nursing and short term post-acute rehabilitation.