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Barclay Friends Announces Retirement of Executive Director, Linda Sterthous

An Ode to New Beginnings – Consistent with Quaker values and in a setting of vibrant gardens, Barclay Friends, a Kendal Affiliate, offers homelike accommodations and warm, compassionate care for…

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Bee keepers in gear

Saving the Bees at Barclay Friends

On a warm summer day, Barclay Friends residents and staff recently witnessed a swarm of honeybees flying outside the Wentworth meeting room in the Cotter building. As a community committed…

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Meet Kelly McCool

Barclay Friends is proud to announce that Kelly McCool has been appointed as the new Senior Director of Admissions & Marketing Kelly McCool has been appointed the new Senior Director…

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Barclay Friends Creative Approach to Recruiting and Retaining CNAs

May 5, 2023 —Kendal believes that a spirit of inclusion and a culture of diversity enrich and strengthen communities, people and services. Creating this environment requires concentrated efforts and is…

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Juneteenth Celebration at Barclay Friends

On New Year’s Day 1863 United States President Abraham Lincoln sign US Proclamation 95, otherwise known as the Emancipation Proclamation.  This historic executive order redefined the legal status of 3.5…

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Barclay Friends Hosts Spelling Bee

The results from the biggest spelling bee of the year have been announced later than anticipated.  No, we don’t refer to the Scripps 2022 National Spelling Bee in Washington, DC…

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Dead Flowers from Joyce

Joyce Aspen is a 92-year-old who lives in Preston at Barclay Friends. She says she feels 22, but in the same sitting she’ll casually mention a mild heart attack she…

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The Biggest Buck and an Injured Bald Eagle

Dorothy Brown is a native of eastern Pennsylvania, currently a resident of the Birmingham neighborhood in Cotter at Barclay Friends.  But she’s known for at least two extraordinary experiences in…

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A Musician in Residence

The residents of Barclay Friends are in for a real treat in the coming months!  Chanin Jung, a native of Jinju, South Korea, and a graduate student at West Chester…

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