This harvest season The Garlands of Barrington’s gardens were abuzz with activity, attracting late summer bees and members who are making the most of the harvest’s grand finale to the retirement community’s twenty-six raised vegetable and flower beds. Raised garden beds are great for growing small plots of veggies and flowers. They keep pathway weeds…
There are over 200 living here in our active retirement community, and they’re always on the go: some to second homes, others travelling to exotic places or volunteering at Hospice of North Eastern Illinois, Good Shepherd Hospital and churches.
The Cafe Corner at the intersection of the walkways connecting buildings one and two near the coffee machine is a center of activities and a great place to sit and socialize while sipping coffee or tea.
One couple played tennis as we passed the courts. The incline to the tree house was busy with families. A group of eight spread out a summer picnic meal on the table at the tree house platform. They talked and laughed loudly.
It was emotional and exciting. Thirty or more members and staff rallied around Cheryl and Gary Karlin, Producers, to fulfill their idea of an Academy Awards evening. Eight Oscar winning movie scenes, selected by members, filled the program.