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Fond Remembrances

As you age, does it seem to you that you tend to have more positive memories of the past than negative recollections?  Psychologists now know that, compared to younger adults,…

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Healthcare Outreach in Chester County

During an individual’s transition from a hospital to rehabilitation or nursing care, ongoing communication and coordination among hospital staff, patients, family members and Medicare-certified health care providers (like Barclay Friends)…

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Won’t You Please Join In?

Even if you only sing in the shower, you know that singing provides a real emotional lift. This effect has actually been observed and measured by researchers who found that…

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Barclay Friends Staff Celebrates National Wear Red Day

Barclay Friends employees wore red on Feb 6 in support and celebration of National Wear Red Day, to help spread awareness that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of…

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Barclay Friends Supports WCU Composting Initiative

Barclay Friends has teamed up with West Chester University and nine participating Borough businesses to collect compost – the project began in September 2016 and will continue through October 2017…

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Getting Up From Your Chair

Falls pose a particular risk for older adults, one in three of whom falls each year.  Most concerning is the fact that one in five of these falls results in…

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Reading Between the Lines

Reading a good book is one of life’s most enduring pleasures.  Unfortunately, all too many younger people have forsaken curling up with a good book for scanning the Internet for…

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Barclay Friends Leader Carol Hanson Announces Plans to Retire in June

Jan. 9, 2017—Carol Hanson, Executive Director at Barclay Friends, has notified the Board of Directors that she will retire June 30, 2017, after leading the organization for more than 25…

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Staff Spotlight on Donna McElwee

As the Receptionist at Barclay Friends, Donna McElwee’s duties extend well beyond welcoming visitors and transferring telephone calls. “I help [orient] residents,” she says.  “When I first started working here,…

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