Barclay Staff Interviewed for "County Lines" Magazine

Our very own Recreation Director, Elsabet, was interviewed for a piece in the August 2016 issue of County Lines Magazine in a section entitled “Services at Private Communities”:

There’s a 12-person van at Barclay Friends, where they plan trips about twice a month. Recently, residents have been taking scenic horticultural tours of the countryside. And they’ve gone to Linvilla Orchard, Winterthur, Valley Forge and the Black Creek Greenhouse in East Earl.

The staff decides the destination, based on resident suggestions. Elsabet Haile, the Recreation Director, says that “pulling off a trip” can be very challenging. Everyone must be cleared medically—by nursing staff, therapy staff and others—to make sure residents are “medically stable and ready to enjoy” the experience. Luckily, probably because of their planning, they’ve never had any on-the-road emergencies.

This month, we’re taking a trip to the Exton Mall on the 17th and on the 19th will be visiting the Brandywine River Museum.