Barclay Friends in West Chester recently marked the completion of Preston, the new building that has replaced the one destroyed in a devastating fire three years ago, with a virtual ribbon-cutting, writes Bill Rettew for the Daily Local News.
Executive Director Linda Sterthous led the online ceremony, with 170 people attending the Zoom gathering.
“We would have loved to see each of you in person, but we thought it best to keep everyone safe by bringing Preston to you virtually, to your homes and offices,” said Sterthous.
The ribbon was cut by Sterthous, Board Chair John Braceland, and Diane Williams, a long-time Barclay Friends employee who will serve as Preston’s Personal Care Administrator.
Preston spans 61,000 square feet and features 60 apartments, 20 of which are for residents who require secure memory care. Additionally, when it opens later this year, the building will offer options for personal care and residential living.
Residents will also get access to Barclay Friends’ gardens, modern amenities, and dedicated spaces, including an art room and hair salon, among many other things.
Read more about Barclay Friends in the Daily Local News here.
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