Flu Shot Timing

Nov 13, 2017

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 the vaccine’s benefits.  The flu season generally begins around early October and usually extends from December to March.  In the preceding two flu seasons, flu […]

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Local West Chester Gardeners Share Inspiration

Oct 30, 2017

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 378 tickets sold in support of horticultural therapy for residents.  The tour gave a fun peek into the gardens of 15 local West Chester garden […]

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Welcome Linda M. Sterthous

Oct 16, 2017

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 neighborhoods saying hello to staff, residents and family members and learning about their hopes and dreams for Barclay Friends. I’ve also been meeting with board […]

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Vanguard Visits for United Way Day of Caring

Oct 02, 2017

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 oil.  After the mixture was molded using cookie cutters—and hardened in the refrigerator—we used jute twine to hangs them in Anne’s Garden for the birds […]

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Residents, Staff Support Hurricane Relief Effort

Sep 14, 2017

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 Community demonstrated their altruism by creating and selling pins to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Harvey, and now also Irma. Pins featured the […]

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Plein Air Artwork on Display at Barclay Friends

Sep 11, 2017

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 pieces in this special collection of work are for sale—all artwork will be on display at Barclay Friends through September 22nd. Thank you to the artists […]

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The County Fair Came to Town

Sep 04, 2017

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 staff. Sunshine, pie judging and lighthearted tunes brought smiles all around, while a few adventurous residents proved that face painting is an ageless art. Thank […]

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Secret Gardens of West Chester Tour Set for Sept 9

Aug 30, 2017

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. 9, Barclay Friends will host its 13th Annual Secret Gardens of West Chester garden tour of private gardens and plant sale. The tour and plant […]

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J. Carol Hanson Tribute Fund a Success

Aug 01, 2017

On June 29, over 150 friends and Barclay Friends supporters gathered to thank departing Executive Director, J. Carol Hanson for her years of service and wish her “Bon Voyage.”  Carol retired after 26 years of dedicated service as the leader of Barclay Friends.  As part of this celebration, Carol graciously requested that in lieu of […]

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Barclay Friends to Host CCAA Plein Air Event

Jul 18, 2017

The Chester County Art Association (CCAA) is partnering with Barclay Friends for an intimate plein air artist event right after Labor Day as a complement to our annual Secret Gardens of West Chester tour on September 9th.  Barclay Friends has 6 stunning private gardens for a limited number of artists to render. Plein Air Event […]

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