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Barclay Friends Residents Reflect on “The Hill We Climb” Poem

This past week, residents spent time reflecting on the poem by Amanda Gorman entitled “The Hill We Climb.” Gorman famously recited this poem during the 2021 Presidential Inauguration. Reading the…

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Hats Off to Barclay Friends Residents

Barclay Friends recreation team dreamed up some fun for residents and staff to unleash their creative talents on a hat-decorating project, and these dressed up hats did not disappoint! Resident…

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“I Did Not Throw Away My SHOT!”

Barclay Friends Residents, Staff Vaccinated to the Strains of Hamilton The movie version of the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton” was playing all day long Wednesday, Jan. 6, at Barclay Friends…

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Horticultural Therapy Program Gives Back to the Community

Our Horticultural Therapy team, led by Cheryl Bjornson, recently donated over 540 pounds of vegetables to the Chester County Food Bank. Their deliveries included green tomatoes, eggplant, collards curly and…

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Letter from Kendal CEO Sean Kelly

Friends, Right now, every single one of us is experiencing some level of anger, sadness and even fear as a complex climate of divisiveness seems to touch all aspects of…

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Celebrate Caring Honors Barclay Friends DON Laura Smith

Laura Smith, Barclay Friends Director of Nursing, was one of 14 Philadelphia-area nurses singled out for recognition during National Nurses Week, May 6–12, by Independence Blue Cross. Those honored in…

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Cloth Mask and Gown Drive at Barclay Friends

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…

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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…

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Seeing Red for Women’s Heart Health

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…

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