Carol Brenner and her late husband John researched several retirement communities and fell in love with the The Garlands. Before they could move, John passed away. Living alone in Inverness, Carol soon tired of dealing with home issues that included a broken sump pump, garage door opener and water heater.
Carol sold her home and moved to The Garlands to pursue the dream she and John shared. “Years ago we decided that this was the place to be, and that’s why I settled on The Garlands,” said Carol, adding that the Barrington location is nearby four of her five children and several of her 13 grandchildren.
Free of home maintenance responsibilities, Carol now has more time to devote to her family and to take trips with new friends to places like the Botanic Gardens.
Peace of mind for the future is the best part about life at The Garlands for Carol. “If I ever have a fall, I can recover at the onsite nursing home, and if I ever need more help, I can move to Prairieview assisted living,” Carol said. “It’s a nice feeling to have those options in the future.”