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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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Staff Spotlight on Laura Smith

Laura Smith has joined Barclay Friends as Director of Nursing after serving for almost six years at another continuing care community, first as Charge Nurse, then as Nursing Supervisor. A…

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Are You Getting a Healthy Dose?

Older adults should be sure that they are not getting higher doses of prescription medications than they need.  In many cases, individuals over the age of 65 are prescribed a…

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Board Beacon – Lew Charnock

When he was a junior in high school, Lew Charnock was a caddy at the golf club where his uncle was a member.  “Carrying two golf bags 7,000 yards a…

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“The cats aren’t real, but comforts to seniors are”

The March 12, 2017 issue of the Philadelphia Inquirer featured an article about the benefits of robotic cats in long term care composed by Stacey Burling, Inquirer Staff Writer. “It’s…

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