Preston Building Update: November 2019

Dec 03, 2019

Below is an excerpt from the November 2019 issue from Warfel’s monthly newsletter:: “With winter just around the corner, the new Preston building is closer to being fully enclosed. Currently, the building has a complete roof, with shingle work starting last week. Interior drywall has begun on the first floor of Area A, following the […]

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Barclay Building Update: September 2019

Sep 30, 2019

Now that fall has arrived, the Preston Building is moving forward and is looking for a roof soon! Trusses have been installed in all areas and roof decking has started. In the lower level of Area A, which is part of the building closest to the Cotter Building, MEP trades have started hanging their mechanical […]

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Barclay Friends Gives Back to the SPCA

Sep 05, 2019

Barclay Friends has always maintained a great relationship with the Brandywine Valley SPCA. Every month, puppies from the SPCA visit our residents to sit in laps, snuggle, kiss and bring joy. “It’s always the highlight of the week for both residents and staff” said Elsabet Haile, Barclay Friends’ Recreation and Volunteer Director. This collaboration has […]

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Preston Building Beam Signing

Jul 30, 2019

On Tuesday, July 30th, 2019, Barclay Friends celebrated the ongoing construction of their new building with a beam signing ceremony. Employees, resident family members and local politicians came to Barclay Friends’ community to sign a beam that will be installed at the highest point of their new building. Named Preston, after 19th-century Quaker physician Ann […]

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Preston Building Update: July 2019

Aug 05, 2019

Warfel Construction recently featured Barclay Friends in their monthly newsletter. In the July edition, they write about the structural features taking shape during this hot summer month:   “Despite the rain and extreme heat, the future Preston Building continues to grow! Currently, you will notice the structural retaining wall come to close and concrete pours […]

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Barclay Friends to Host 2019 Plein Air Event

Jul 10, 2019

Barclay Friends is partnering with the Chester County Art Association (CCAA)  for a unique plein air artist event. The week after Labor Day, the event will complement our annual Secret Gardens of West Chester Tour held on September 7th. Barclay Friends has 5 delightful private gardens, as well as many landscaped common areas for artists […]

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Preston Building Update

Jul 02, 2019

Warfel Construction recently featured Barclay Friends in their monthly newsletter. In the June edition, they offer a look at how they’ve overcome a rainy start to the summer to keep construction on track:   “As the weather heats in Pennsylvania, so does progress at the Preston Building project! Currently, foundations, concrete retaining walls, and footings […]

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Intergenerational Pen Pal Program

Feb 14, 2019

In early September, a 2nd grade teacher at Starkweather Elementary School reached out to the recreation team at Barclay Friends. She wanted to see if they were interested in coordinating a pen pal program with her class. Having interest from a large group of excited residents, the team agreed and provided her a list of contacts. […]

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An Open Letter from Barclay Friends

Jan 31, 2019

Jan. 31, 2019 Dear friends, With a heavy heart, I write today with an update on the year-long investigation into the fire that destroyed our Barclay Friends’ personal care building, the Woolman Building, last November. Our hearts ache for the four residents who lost their lives in this devastating event, for their families and for […]

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Resident Takes Trip to Pete’s Produce Farm

Nov 08, 2018

On a warm and sunny day in November, the recreation team at Barclay Friends arranged for a special visit to a farm in West Chester. Pete’s Produce Farm is a local farm that works with volunteers and designates over five acres of land to grow for the less fortunate members of our community. In 2017, […]

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