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The Fine Art of Healthy Living – Arial Yoga!

Turning Preconceptions UPSIDE DOWN! Many Garlands members are grateful to Inspirational Wellness Advisor, Dr. Sandra Sieber, and Fitness Coordinator, Bethanie Lochman (pictured above), for their enthusiastic approach to making a difference in their physical and mental wellbeing. Some even say that “hanging out” with Bethanie and Sandra in fitness classes offers them a new lease… Continue Reading The Fine Art of Healthy Living – Arial Yoga!

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Sisters Out on the Town – Travel Club

Garlands Travel Club members had the opportunity to admire the work of one of their own while cruising Chicago’s famed architecture.  Garlands member, Sally Nutini (pictured above left)and her husband’s construction company, North Products, were behind a significant amount of high-end, custom skylights and doors created and installed in landmark buildings throughout the greater Chicago… Continue Reading Sisters Out on the Town – Travel Club

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Enjoy the Journey and the Destination – Garlands Travel Club

Cooped up by COVID no longer, Garlands members are cautiously and optimistically traveling to destinations known (and unknown) and enjoying the convenience of a pre-planned itinerary, the luxury of furnished transportation, and the company of friends. Fasten your seatbelts – The Garlands Travel Club is hitting the road! Their first stop was The Windy City… Continue Reading Enjoy the Journey and the Destination – Garlands Travel Club

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December 1, 8 and 15: Holiday Open House

At our open house, you will enjoy a festive tour of The Garlands community while it is decked out in its extensive Winter Wonderland finery. 1:00 pm, Wednesdays, December 1, 8 and 15 The Garlands impresses throughout the holidays and year-round with an active lifestyle, spacious homes, gracious amenities, and convenient services. Visit model homes,… Continue Reading December 1, 8 and 15: Holiday Open House

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Laughing and Singing with The Garlands Play Readers

This fall, The Garlands Play Readers, a troupe of ten-plus thespians, all of whom are over the age of 75 and live at the Barrington retirement community, delighted packed audiences at two performances of their original variety show, “Laugh and Sing.”   Filled with songs made famous by the likes of Doris Day, Bing Crosby,… Continue Reading Laughing and Singing with The Garlands Play Readers

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Planning Beyond the Pragmatic . . . Dream Big!

Older adults who are pragmatic planners appreciate buttoning down a roadmap to life’s “what ifs,” particularly as they relate to future healthcare needs. They want to know that a safety net is in place should they or a spouse ever need it. They particularly don’t want to “burden” their kids with having to make plans for their eventual, potential, future care needs. Continue Reading Planning Beyond the Pragmatic . . . Dream Big!

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Mastering The Fine Art of Retirement® at The Garlands

One of the most spectacular aspects of retirement is having the time and resources to explore one’s passions. Many Garlands members have mastered this aspect of “the fine art of retirement.” Some are literally studying and producing their own fine art . . . and inspiring Garlands staff to do the same. Their collective works… Continue Reading Mastering The Fine Art of Retirement® at The Garlands

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Meet the Garlands CLEAN TEAM!

Meet the Garlands Clean Team! and watch our “spit spot” video about becoming the first GBAC STAR™ – certified retirement community in the nation!   The Garlands of Barrington is the first and only retirement community in the nation to earn GBAC STAR™ accreditation from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC).   “We take our commitment to public health… Continue Reading Meet the Garlands CLEAN TEAM!

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Celebrate the season of new beginnings at The Garlands!

Welcome to The Garlands SPRING FLING Luncheon Wednesday, June 2nd or Thursday, June 10th, 11:00 am  After a year of isolation and with wide-spread vaccinations and freedoms returning, many people are re-evaluating the benefits that senior living offers. BYOM (mask!) and join others who are interested in exploring The Garlands lifestyle in a socially-distant community overview… Continue Reading Celebrate the season of new beginnings at The Garlands!

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The Garlands Resident Author Publishes Again!

  During both her careers—initially as a technical writing professor and author at Iowa State University, and currently as a five-time published author of young-adult fantasy novels—Dorothy Winsor’s routines and writers’ groups have served as the beacons and buoys by which she steers her life as a writer. Since Dorothy and her husband Rich moved… Continue Reading The Garlands Resident Author Publishes Again!

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Embracing the Opportunity to Learn MORE During COVID

When Garlands Member Peggy Clough retired after a 33-year career as an acute-care physical therapist (University of Michigan) and teacher (University of Wisconsin – Madison), she couldn’t wait to chase after all the intellectual topics she’d never had time to fully explore: The U.S. Constitution! Getting to the bottom of the question of women priests… Continue Reading Embracing the Opportunity to Learn MORE During COVID

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