Make Friends

We are always looking for help in our gift shop, ReSale Shop, and with resident activities. The FRIENDS of Barb City Manor was organized in 1981 to enhance the health and well-being of residents. Friends contribute through activities, interior upgrades, and donations to the Resident Endowment Fund. FRIENDS is a vivacious, active, and caring auxiliary. Anyone interested in supporting the purposes of FRIENDS is invited to join!

Residents at ice cream social

FRIENDS Committees

Friendship Committee
Plans and coordinates parties and activities for the entertainment and socialization of residents. They welcome new residents on a one-to-one basis.
Special Events Committee
Provides assistance at special events at Barb City Manor and in the community. Events include the Annual Ice Cream Social among others.
ReSale Shop Committee
Operates the ReSale Shop on the Barb City Manor premises. Items for sale include clothing and home accessories that are donated by the community.
Gift Shop Committee
Staffs the Gift Shop, which is open daily, and assists residents in making purchases. Help provide thoughtful, personal shopping service to all customers.
Seasonal Decorating Committee
Decorates the building for the every season. Trim trees, deck halls, and help residents enjoy a festive atmosphere any time of year.
Interior Furnishings Committee
Enhances the physical environment of Barb City Manor. Help residents feel at home no matter where they are inside our facilities.
Trip Committee
Plans and promotes fundraising trips through Compass Travel. Contact Compass at 815-756-1547 for information about our 2018 Canadian Rocky Mountaineer Trip.
Historical / Library Committee
Keeps Barb City Manor’s history books current by helping us preserve our recent newspaper articles and pictures. Come make history with us!


Add More Heart

If you are interested in joining FRIENDS, we invite you to visit Barb City Manor, attend any meeting (held in September, February, and June), or call 815-756-8444. Please fill out the volunteer interest form.

Active Membership is $2.00 per year.
Supportive Membership is $5.00 per year.
Life Membership is $100.00.

    I would like to help with the following committees:FriendshipSpecial EventsReSale ShopGift ShopInterior FurnishingsHistorical/LibraryHoliday DecoratingTrip