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Good Turn: Therapy Dog Volunteer Shares Her Experience

The companionship of a beloved pet can be enjoyed at any age, and while animals may not speak using words, their compassionate presence can be healing to the mind and…

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Flu Shot Timing

While some might think there is a “best time” to get a flu shot, waiting for the perfect moment may cause you to put it off and miss out on…

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Local West Chester Gardeners Share Inspiration

The 13th Annual Secret Gardens Tour of West Chester held Saturday, Sept. 9, was the most successful garden tour yet!  The tour and plant sale raised $18,118, with more than…

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Welcome Linda M. Sterthous

What a warm welcome I have received during my first couple of months at Barclay Friends! Since I arrived in July, I’ve been spending time in the Woolman and Cotter…

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Vanguard Visits for United Way Day of Caring

Thank you to our Vanguard friends who visited for their annual United Way Day of Caring.  Volunteers worked with residents to make biodegradable bird feeders using sunflower seeds, cracked corn and coconut…

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Residents, Staff Support Hurricane Relief Effort

Humans may age, but the inclination to reach out and help others, especially in a time of crisis, remains strong.  Working with Recreation staff, residents of Barclay Friends Continuing Care…

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Plein Air Artwork on Display at Barclay Friends

Last week artists from Chester County Art Association: Creative Space For Everyone visited Barclay Friends for a Plein Air event as a kickoff to our Secret Gardens tour on September 9th.  Many…

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The County Fair Came to Town

Our Recreation team paired county fair classics—hot waffles, popcorn and funnel cakes—with new favorites like the “Best Dressed Vegetable” contest to create a memorable experience for residents, family, friends and…

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Secret Gardens of West Chester Tour Set for Sept 9

WEST CHESTER >> Ever wondered what other local garden owners are doing to make their gardens so beautiful and inviting? Now is your opportunity to find out. On Saturday, Sept.…

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