Cloth Mask and Gown Drive at Barclay Friends

Apr 09, 2020

Update 4/9/2020 Donate Funds If you do not like to sew, but would still like to support Barclay Friends, consider giving to our emergency fund. We need additional resources to support our operations and the direct care staff who are working diligently to protect residents. Financial needs include: purchase of technology to help residents communicate […]

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Barclay Friends’ COVID-19 Preparedness Updates

Mar 13, 2020

As you know, there are widespread outbreaks of COVID-19 in various places around the world and in the United States. Because older adults are at significantly higher risk of serious illness and death if infected with this virus, the Federal Government through The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has instructed all Nursing Homes to make restrictions. […]

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Mar 03, 2020

Below is an excerpt from the February 2020 issue from Warfel’s monthly newsletter: The new Preston Building is currently in the finishing stages of drywall in Area C, which will complete drywall throughout the entire building. Currently, our team is placing cabinetry for the residential kitchenettes and bathrooms on all three levels of the building, […]

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Seeing Red for Women’s Heart Health

Feb 07, 2020

February is a month when we see a lot of the color red around. Valentine’s Day is the main reason, of course, but there is another reason — it’s Women’s Heart Health month. Why is heart health such an important issue for women? Heart disease is the number one killer of women and many women […]

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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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