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J. Carol Hanson Tribute Fund a Success

On June 29, over 150 friends and Barclay Friends supporters gathered to thank departing Executive Director, J. Carol Hanson for her years of service and wish her “Bon Voyage.”  Carol…

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Barclay Friends to Host CCAA Plein Air Event

The Chester County Art Association (CCAA) is partnering with Barclay Friends for an intimate plein air artist event right after Labor Day as a complement to our annual Secret Gardens…

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Testing Your Memory

Older individuals’ lapses in memory, which are popularly referred to as “senior moments,” are usually temporary in nature.  When people later remember things that they initially forgot, their inability to…

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Make Some Music

If you have always wanted to learn to play a musical instrument, maybe it is time you took some lessons—you’re never too old to learn to play an instrument.  In…

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Barclay Friends Selects New Executive Director: Linda Sterthous to Succeed Carol Hanson in July

West Chester, Pennsylvania, May 18, 2017—The Board of Directors announced today that it has selected Linda Sterthous, long-time leader of Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line (formerly Martins Run) to succeed…

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Is “Pumping Iron” a Good Idea?

Despite what older adults may have heard about “tired blood,” iron supplements may not be a good idea.  Dietary iron is essential in the production of hemoglobin to make red…

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Friends Services for the Aging (FSA) Sponsors WDAS 2017 Women of Excellence Luncheon

As a member of Friends Services for the Aging (FSA), Barclay Friends is one of several retirement communities that welcomes all people and supports a spirit of inclusion and a…

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Voluntary Assignment

One of the many ways that older adults can help others while helping themselves is to volunteer their time and energy to those who need them.  Not only does volunteering…

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National Healthcare Decisions Week Set for April 16-22, 2017

The Community Care Coalition of Chester County (C5), along with other national, state and community organizations, are leading a massive effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making—an effort…

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