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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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Highlights from 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9_2YeR_XJk The Staff Campaign for the Caring Fund recently wrapped up its most successful year yet, with 113 staff pledging or donating a total of $9,362!  According to Donna McElwee,…

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The Art of Crafts

Woodworking, knitting, and quilting not only provide hobbyists with a sense of accomplishment, but these creative pursuits also place hobbyists in a better frame of mind, as well as improve…

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Board Beacon – Ben James

As a retired industrial physicist, Ben James has enjoyed a lifetime of – simply put – making things.  “I have been immersed in metalworking throughout my career,” Ben says.  “Over…

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Meet-and-Greet Therapy

If you are an older adult and are concerned about your elevated risk for heart disease and stroke, you should know that lowering your risk for these conditions may be…

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Barclay Friends…Where We Celebrate the Arts and Gardens

In the natural serenity of Anne’s Garden, residents, family members, and supporters of Barclay Friends came together for the annual Garden Party, now enjoying its 17th year.  Attendees dined on…

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