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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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Mindfulness Meditation

Social Services Director Kim Coder has been leading monthly guided mindfulness meditation groups with residents that include body scans – a way to get more in touch with your body…

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Fitting Into Your Parents’ Genes

Aside from eating well, exercising regularly, and not smoking, another factor that determines whether we will age well is the influence of our parents’ lifespans. Recent research shows that those…

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Board Beacon – Dick Schramm

The near-disaster in Copiapo, Chile — 33 miners were trapped underground for more than two months — made headlines in August 2010, not only as a result of every man’s…

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