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It’s a U.S. News and World Report Four-Peat!

For the fourth year in a row, Prairieview at The Garlands has earned the U.S. News 2022-2023 Best Nursing Homes distinction.   This year Prairieview is among the elite 16% of skilled nursing centers that earned a “High Performing” rating, the highest possible achievement. This rating evaluates the quality of post-acute care for patients recovering from a… Continue Reading It’s a U.S. News and World Report Four-Peat!

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A Celebration of the Past and Toast to the Future

As The Garlands 20th Anniversary year comes to a close with an epic, Speakeasy-themed celebration (complete with some period costumes and props!), we are reminded of how grateful we are for the opportunity to serve and how excited we are about the future. Looking forward to the next 20 years, The Garlands will continue to… Continue Reading A Celebration of the Past and Toast to the Future

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A Career of Caring – Meet Rosalina “Rose”

The Garlands hires kind, outgoing, and caring personalities, trains for service, and treats their team members as a part of the family. As such, some of The Garlands first dedicated team members remain proud to serve Garlands members today. Rosalina “Rose” Villarama, Prairieview at The Garlands Rose Villarama began caring for residents during the 3rd… Continue Reading A Career of Caring – Meet Rosalina “Rose”

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Good Grief! The Garlands Welcomes its Newest Members . . . Marcie and Woodstock

Who living at The Garlands doesn’t remember the beloved Peanuts Gang? Created by Charles M. Schulz, the meek, anxious, and innocent Charlie Brown was not the smart kid or the popular one. He was just an average kid who entertained us every Sunday from 1952 to 2000 in the funny papers. As Charlie Brown, his… Continue Reading Good Grief! The Garlands Welcomes its Newest Members . . . Marcie and Woodstock

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School in Now in Session

Garlands Member Marilyn Helberg skipped the second grade—not as a student, but as an elementary school teacher who taught Kindergarten, first, third, fourth and fifth grades. She also wrote district curriculum and served as principal for ten years. “I loved working in education,” says Marilyn. “Every day was challenging and fun.” Marilyn’s love of learning,… Continue Reading School in Now in Session

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The Garlands Gives Back – Meet Garlands Member Joan King

Many Garlands members find new purpose as they pursue post-retirement passions on a volunteer basis. Meet some of the Garlands members for whom “giving back” and “paying it forward” are a big part of their inspired and engaging Garlands lifestyle. Meet Garlands Member Joan King When it came time to consider a retirement community, Joan… Continue Reading The Garlands Gives Back – Meet Garlands Member Joan King

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The Garlands Gives Back – Meet Garlands Member Lee Heckmeck

Many Garlands members find new purpose as they pursue post-retirement passions on a volunteer basis. Meet some of the Garlands members for whom “giving back” and “paying it forward” are a big part of their inspired and engaging Garlands lifestyle. Meet Garlands Member Lee Heckmeck When Lee Heckmeck, a retired UPS customer service representative, moved to… Continue Reading The Garlands Gives Back – Meet Garlands Member Lee Heckmeck

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The Garlands Gives Back – Meet Garlands Member Lynn Backer

Many Garlands members find new purpose as they pursue post-retirement passions on a volunteer basis. Meet some of the Garlands members for whom “giving back” and “paying it forward” are a big part of their inspired and engaging Garlands lifestyle. Meet Garlands Member Lynne Backer “I love helping and doing!” – Lynne Backer, Garlands member… Continue Reading The Garlands Gives Back – Meet Garlands Member Lynn Backer

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A Career of Caring – Meet Krystyna

The Garlands hires kind, outgoing, and caring personalities, trains for service, and treats their team members as a part of the family. As such, some of The Garlands first dedicated team members remain proud to serve Garlands members today. Krystyna Weglarz, Hostess/Server/ Cafe Manager For 20 years, almost since opening day, Krystyna Weglarz has taken great pleasure… Continue Reading A Career of Caring – Meet Krystyna

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A Career of Caring – Meet Brygida

The Garlands hires kind, outgoing, and caring personalities, trains for service, and treats their team members as a part of the family. As such, some of The Garlands first dedicated team members remain proud to serve Garlands members today. Meet Brygida Radzioch, Garlands Housekeeper When Brygida first interviewed for her housekeeping position, the Executive Director… Continue Reading A Career of Caring – Meet Brygida

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The Garlands 20th Anniversary Special Edition Home checked off all the boxes for Gary and Paula

After retiring from two busy careers and a decade of caring for an aging loved one, the pandemic hit. Gary Couch and Paula Meyers decided to take stock of their lives. “It was like we finally had a minute to breathe and reflect,” said Paula, “and we realized that we had been so busy that… Continue Reading The Garlands 20th Anniversary Special Edition Home checked off all the boxes for Gary and Paula

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Aging with Grace and Bonnie . . .

…and Chuck, Ann Marie, Harry, Gladys and many other great neighbors. Celebrating 20 years of growing older and wiser… together This year The Garlands celebrates its 20th Emerald Anniversary and proud legacy of offering older adults the finest in resort-style services, convenient amenities, stunning homes, award-winning lifestyle, and great friends with whom they can enjoy… Continue Reading Aging with Grace and Bonnie . . .

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