Following a recent revitalization, the newly reimagined Galleria at the Garlands is a multi-purpose focal point and neighborhood hub. From its integrated, open-concept design to its enhanced comfort and functionality, the Garlands Galleria invites community and offers members and their families a place to enjoy a cup of coffee, chat with neighbors, and simply chill. Garlands… Continue Reading The Re-vamp of a Champ! Garlands Earns Bronze Medal in Design
At The Garlands, safety comes first. That’s why we’re proud to announce that Prarieview at The Garlands is a 2023 recipient of Telligen’s Blue Ribbon in COVID-19 Vigilance Award! Recipients of this award must meet several criteria, such as completing a preparedness attestation and achieving an up-to-date staff and resident vaccination rate. Prarieview at the Garlands… Continue Reading The Garlands receives the 2023 Telligen’s Blue Ribbon in Covid-19 Vigilance Award!
In short, yes! There is good news for most anyone who is looking to sell their home right now. Here’s why: While high interest rates may create affordability challenges for some, buyers are always looking for homes that are priced well. In Barrington and in most of the surrounding areas, market times have dipped from… Continue Reading Is This Fall a Good Time to Sell a Home?
Beyond physical fitness and good times, Garlands health and wellness programming offers significant therapeutic value as well. For example, regular Mindful Meditation sessions, led by the Venerable Bhante Sujatha, a Buddhist monk, are a great way to boost mood and practice selfcare, and bi-weekly Exercise for Diabetes classes followed by glucose monitoring help type 1… Continue Reading Therapeutic Programming Packs a Punch
For most people, understanding the ins and outs of senior living options is riddled with preconceptions or uncharted territory. Today’s older adults and their families have many options from which to choose. Each option offers unique points of differentiation, and understanding the details can be key to planning ahead to find the perfect solution for… Continue Reading Ask the Expert: Senior Living 101
Garlands fitness experts, Adrian Fleisher, Bethanie Lochman, and Alex Edmonds, are always up for a good time, and they are ever mindful that inspiration, creativity, and good ole fashioned FUN are key to a healthy lifestyle regardless of age. That’s why they infuse their traditional fitness offerings, like weightlifting, land and water aerobics, balance classes,… Continue Reading Fitness is FUN!
Linda Jensen, Paul Cygan, and Linda Larson lived across the way and around the bend from one another in Weatherstone of Inverness, a luxury northwest suburban townhome community. Much to their surprise, they became neighbors for a second time when they all chose to move to The Garlands! Adding to the irony, within four months… Continue Reading Beautiful Day
Weather permitting, Garlands golfers swing over to the nearby Makray Memorial Golf Club, a premier 18-hole course, to test their skills, enjoy the fresh air, exercise, and take advantage of their Garlands-sponsored, complimentary, golfing privileges. The challenging course offers strategic bunkers, well-manicured greens, bluegrass roughs, spectacular views, and a great opportunity to get to know… Continue Reading Guys Who Golf
In these somewhat uncertain times, we look for strongholds to ground us. At The Garlands, we find that stability in the fortitude of our financial strength and the comfort of community. While many businesses, including some senior living communities, suffered post-pandemic, The Garlands financials remain robust. As a privately owned organization, The Garlands was built… Continue Reading Rest Assured
The Garlands takes great pride in its award-winning design, top-quality care, life enrichment offerings, and customer service, but what we value most are the relationships The Garlands fosters among members and our team. This pervasive sense of community is, of course, because of the outgoing nature of the people who live and work here, but… Continue Reading Gathering at The Garlands Galleria
“Here, truly, one size doesn’t fit all!” – Gary & Paula Garlands members, Gary and Paula, mastered the fine art of personalizing their Garlands home . . . and you can too! Updated Style, Functionality, and Customization Options A variety of floor plans, price points, and the opportunity to customize two-bedroom homes* with kitchen cabinet,… Continue Reading Flexibility is the Name of the Game at The Garlands
At age 72, Dorothy Winsor moved to The Garlands and took up a second career as a young adult fiction author. To date, she has published six books, including her most recent young adult novel, Glass Girl.
Dorothy’s advice to others who are considering pursuing new dreams in retirement is:
“Don’t doubt yourself! Be brave enough to try new things no matter what your age.”
Glass Girl is (unsurprisingly) about a girl who makes glass . . . but that’s not all! Continue Reading Dorothy Winsor Publishes Her 5th Novel – Glass Girl
Michelle Murphy, Director of Sales and Marketing at The Garlands of Barrington, knows a thing or two about senior living. And, after dedicating the majority of her career to it, she also understands her clientele.
Our blogger spent a few minutes asking some of the most poignant questions older adults wonder about when they are considering making a move to The Garlands. Here’s what Michelle had to say. Continue Reading ASK THE EXPERT: Michelle Murphy answers questions about moving to The Garlands
“The core characteristics of the Arts and Crafts movement are a belief in craftsmanship that stresses the inherent beauty of the material, the importance of nature as inspiration, and the value of simplicity, utility, and beauty.” “How We Might Live: The Vision of William Morris,” Hornblake Library Exhibit, University of Maryland Garlands guests are consistently… Continue Reading The Galleria at The Garlands – Coming Soon!
A resource to northwest suburban families, The Garlands is home to many pillars of the community who have lived in the area most their lives. However, a little-known fact is that over fifty percent of Garlands members herald from diverse locations well outside of the immediate northwest suburban area. A quarter of those Garlands members… Continue Reading Destination Garlands
Long-time Barrington resident, fashion model, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, DeDe Zwilling is uniquely Barrington. It’s only fitting that her home at The Garlands would be uniquely DeDe. A self-professed 20-year Garlands “tire-kicker,” DeDe and her late husband had their eyes on The Garlands since the pre-construction phase. “I’ve always admired The Garlands beautiful campus and upscale,… Continue Reading You-niquely YOU. Uniquely DeDe
1. the vibe Maybe it is the aesthetics and timeless décor, or perhaps it is the people, sense of community, and the culture, but most all agree that there is a comforting home-like, and casually elegant “vibe” that is noticeably unique to The Garlands. “It just feels like home.” – Carol Palmer 2. the people Many… Continue Reading Top 10 Reasons We Chose The Garlands
It’s just another day in the eclectic life of Garlands member Karen Robinson Fresh off a Lindblad National Geographic snorkeling, kayaking, and paddle-boarding trip to Belize and Guatemala, Karen Robinson proceeded to entertain an audience of 60 friends and neighbors in a Valentine’s Day-themed musical cabaret. Next, she created a faux iPad out of cardboard and… Continue Reading Meet Karen Robinson