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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Barclay Friends Receives Accolades at Year’s End

Nov 14, 2018

U.S. News & World Barclay Friends was among the best nursing homes in the country by US News & World, earning acclaim as high-preforming in short-stay rehabilitation. (See:   Daily Local News The news affiliation’s readers voted Barclay Friends “Best Nursing/Rehab” in Chester County alongside Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital.   Centers for Medicare & […]

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Drama Club Puts On a Show at Barclay Friends

Oct 29, 2018

Families and residents gathered as the Drama Club at Barclay Friends performed a play on October 29th. Our recreation department teamed up with a talented cast of residents to stage renditions of “The Three Little Pigs” and “Little Red Riding Hood”. Despite a few ad libs, the show was a great success and well received […]

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Adopting a Healthy Attitude

May 28, 2018

It is interesting to note that fewer than half of those with a genetic predisposition for late-onset Alzheimer’s disease are actually diagnosed with the condition. To find out why 53 percent of those with one or two copies of the ApoE gene (which is considered to be a primary risk factor in late-onset Alzheimer’s) are […]

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A Better Shingles Vaccine

May 14, 2018

“Shingles” is a particularly painful disease that causes a blistering rash, followed by serious complications such as chronic pain and damaged nerves. The best protection against this disease, which is triggered by reactivation of the same herpes zoster virus that causes chickenpox, is vaccination. While the current vaccine (Zostavax) reduces the risk of developing shingles […]

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The Big Give

Apr 20, 2018

         Yesterday, we had the honor of meeting with James, the grandson of two of our residents. He recently completed a project with his first grade class at New Eagle Elementary entitled “The Big Give.” His teacher applied for a grant that provides each child with $10 that he or she is to […]

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Renewal is Barclay Friends’ Focus

Apr 09, 2018

Renewal is Barclay Friends’ focus, as it has been since the tragic events of November 2017.  We began welcoming residents back to the Cotter skilled nursing community on Monday, April 2nd and look forward to accepting post-acute rehabilitation guests on Friday, April 13th. We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions to share: Was […]

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Lincoln Motor Co. Donates $1,000 to Barclay Friends Renewal

Feb 26, 2018

Fred Beans Lincoln of West Chester has donated $1,000 to Barclay Friends to aid in its renewal in the wake of the tragic Nov. 16 fire that destroyed the assisted living portion of the senior living community. Barclay Friends goal is to welcome residents back to its skilled nursing community in the spring. The donation […]

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Post Fire Chronology

Feb 09, 2018

January 29, 2018 Renewal is Barclay Friends’ focus, as it has been for more than two months since the tragic fire.  Today demolition of the Woolman personal care building began. We anticipate that the remnants of the building will be removed and that site work will be done over the coming days. Completion of this […]

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Flood of Donations Pours in to Aid Displaced Barclay Friends Residents

Nov 20, 2017

The generosity of citizens in West Chester and surrounding communities nearly overwhelmed volunteers Sunday who gathered at Good Will Fire Company. Trucks2, a volunteer group that collects and delivers items in times of need, organized the event, while Good Will provided the space. We also owe a special ‘thank-you’ to Good Will Fire Company President […]

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