Lee Heckmeck with her cat and donation can

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

Lynn Backer giving blood

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

Brygita and Wicklund at the piano

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

Gary and Paula

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