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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

Marilyn as teacher

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 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

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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 . . .

Two woman sharing a glass of wine and laughing together

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 . . .

Aged to Perfection

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

A Family Legacy

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

Prairieview at The Garlands Earns “High Performing” Status

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