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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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: https://health.usnews.com/best-nursing-homes)   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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