…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 . . .
When Garlands Charter member, Len Wicklund, a principal with the Chicago architectural firm O’Donnell Wicklund Pigozzi Peterson, looked at the blueprints for The Garlands, he saw character. Twenty years later he recalls, “I knew from the early phases that it was going to be a pleasant place.” “But the landscaping,” he smiles, “now that was… Continue Reading A Matter of Character
“Snow drop” motif lead glass window, originally from a home designed by architect George Washington Maher around 1907 in Kalamazoo, MI. The innovative vision conceived for The Garlands two decades ago was as revolutionary then as the Arts and Crafts movement that inspired its interior design and serves as a metaphor for the beauty of… Continue Reading Learn About The Garlands Private Art Collection
Charter Garlands member, Kay Reich, and her late husband, Gil, fell in love at first sight . . . with The Garlands. “We loved it so much, we signed up the first day,” recalls Kay. “The architecture and interior décor had a warmth and simplicity that we felt was very comfortable to live with.” Having… Continue Reading Love at First Sight
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, an award-winning lifestyle, and a secure plan in place for the future. As we prepare for the Emerald Anniversary celebration, we find ourselves compiling timelines, listing milestones, recounting awards earned,… Continue Reading Aged to Perfection
The Garlands of Barrington is known for exceptional architecture, an award-winning lifestyle, and top-rated health care, however one of its biggest strengths is a little-known fact—local, private ownership. Developed by Barrington’s Own The inspiration of a small group of long-time Barrington residents, business owners and friends, Marvin Herb, Bill Brown and Richard Pepper were the… Continue Reading A Family Legacy
This December U.S. News and World Report ranked Prairieview at The Garlands among the elite 13% of short-term rehabilitation providers nationwide to earn “High Performing” status.
Best Nursing Homes ratings are based on U.S. News’s in-depth analysis of ten quality measures that focus on staffing, medical outcomes, resident complaints, and processes of care. U.S. News used scientific literature review, discussions with industry experts, and statistical modeling to select these measures. Continue Reading Prairieview at The Garlands Earns “High Performing” Status
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, Wednesday, December 15 The Garlands impresses throughout the holidays and year-round with an active lifestyle, spacious homes, gracious amenities, and convenient services. Visit model homes, sample our favorite… Continue Reading December 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 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, sample… Continue Reading December 8 and 15: Holiday Open House
Garlands member Darlene Plocinski’s new Limited Edition home features the “best of both worlds” – treasured pieces from prior homes and fresh new selections she chose with her daughter. The Fine Art of Retirement®… The Garlands new Limited Edition, transitional style homes balance up-to-date motifs in a timeless design that offers a seamless backdrop for… Continue Reading Limitless Opportunities with NEW Limited Edition Two-Bedroom Homes
Only Two Villas Remain! Your Retirement Living Options Just Got BIGGER and BETTER! Garlands Villa homes feature 3,000+ square feet plus The Garlands signature services. Garlands Hawthorn Villa Homes feature every amenity you are accustomed to, including an attached, two-car heated garage, backyard patio and front porch, along with the services and surroundings that only… Continue Reading Live Large and Worry Less in a Garlands Villa Home
Discovering the perfect blend of planning for the future and thoroughly enjoying the moment, is what we at The Garlands calls mastering “The Fine Art of Retirement®.” As you flip through the pages of our latest Garlands newsletter, we hope you enjoy learning more about how Garlands members are mastering the fine art of retirement… Continue Reading The Fine Art of Retirement® Newsletter
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!
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
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
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
The Garlands is delighted to welcome Executive Chef, Glenn Zamet, who shared his recipe for success at the Barrington retirement community (now if we could only get his recipe for crab cakes!). Where did you attend culinary school? Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. Prior to The Garlands, where did you work?… Continue Reading WELCOME CHEF GLENN ZAMET
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
Fall in Love with a Beautiful Home and a Lovely Lifestyle The Garlands of Barrington has limited availability of two-bedroom and villa residences ranging in size from 1,300, to over 3,000 square feet. These spacious homes feature a family room, dining room, gourmet kitchen, den, and more. An Invitation to Lunch & Learn More! Find… Continue Reading An Invitation to Lunch & Learn More!
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!