The Garlands COVID-19 task force continues to meet regularly to discuss new federal, state and local guidelines, our current safety precautions and lessons to be learned from outbreak areas throughout the U.S. and world. As a result, and in conjunction with the nation-wide extension of the mandatory social distancing policy through April 30th, we are… Continue Reading March 30: COVID-19 Update
Beyond handwashing and social distancing (which are, of course, very important), it is also important to take other precautions to prevent the spread and risk of illness for your mind, body, and soul! Here are some helpful tips for healthy living as we look to the coming weeks:
Maintain as positive and healthy a mindset as you can!
Your healthy mindset may vary depending on the day, but when negative thoughts start to enter your head, make it a game you play with yourself that you just won’t go there! Continue Reading Shine by Taking Extra Care of Yourself!
Now more than ever we need a little inspiration! In addition to reminding you to wash your hands, drink plenty of water and maintain a healthy diet with a variety of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins and healthy fats, please consider some of these tips for living well: Work in some easy and enjoyable movement into your day.… Continue Reading A Note from our Inspirational Wellness Advisor
We at The Garlands of Barrington continue to carefully monitor the information issued by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Illinois Department of Public Health and elected officials relative to the global outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Although we currently do not have any active cases of COVID-19 reported at our community, The… Continue Reading March 18: COVID-19 Update
The Garlands of Barrington is carefully monitoring the information issued by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) relative to the global outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Although we currently do not have any active cases of COVID-19 reported at our community, The Garlands is acting with an abundance of caution and taking proactive measures… Continue Reading COVID-19 Notice
We all know that exercising the body is beneficial. But what exercising the mind? Or combining the two? Since the brain actually tells the muscles what to do and controls all bodily functions and organs, brain health is directly related to body health. That’s why The Garlands of Barrington’s Inspirational Wellness Advisor, Dr. Sandra Sieber, encourages clients… Continue Reading Mind Over Matter . . . Matters!
Teddie Kossof entered the beauty industry in the late ‘60s and in 1975 opened the doors to his namesake salon and spa in Northfield. Forty-four years later it continues to be among the nation’s top salons, serving Chicago’s North Shore. In 1998, Teddie’s son, Alan joined the salon business and co-owns the salon, overseeing the… Continue Reading Welcome Kossof Salon
NEW Virtual Reality Bike Exercises Body, Mind and Competitive Spirit for Garlands Members By Dr. Sandra Sieber We all know that exercising is beneficial. However, thinking and engaging the brain during exercise boosts Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF), which substantially encourages brain growth. That’s exactly what the Garlands newest piece of “exergaming” equipment delivers! The interactive… Continue Reading New Virtual Reality Bike (CyberCycle) Comes to The Garlands
Peering over The Garlands gingerbread village, onlookers marvel at the candy craftsmanship of the masterpiece on display now at The Garlands of Barrington. This year admirers may even spy some sweet additions, tasty changes and even (gasp!) a festive holiday ghost! New gingerbread maker, Garlands Pastry Chef, Julie Swieca-Gannon put her unique, candy stamp on… Continue Reading New Garlands Gingerbread Maker Crushes the Ultimate Candy Challenge
Sample some of the holiday magic at The Garlands of Barrington and year ’round with images captured at the life plan community’s annual Winter Wonderland event – a celebration for Garlands members, team members and their families.
Special thanks to Garlands Play Readers, John and Barbara Seaman, Garlands Grandchildren of John and Jackie Matecki and all our Winter Wonderland guests for lending their time and talent to The 2019 Garlands Holiday video. Set to the following “Garlands-ized” adaptation of The Night Before Christmas, the holiday greeting captures the magic of the holidays… Continue Reading ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas . . . at The Garlands
Whether you need a custom cake for a special occasion or enough desserts to fill a sweet table for a crowd, The Garlands new Pastry Chef Julie Swieca-Gannon is your baker. Chef Julie has been whipping up creative, seasonal and tasty desserts that delight for hospitals, restaurants, grocery markets and country clubs since earning her… Continue Reading A Sweet Addition to The Garlands Team
It is 1922 in New York City, and a young Millie Dillmount has just moved to the Big Apple in search of a new life – what’s a small-town girl to do? But, in real life, it is 2019 at The Garlands of Barrington and the actress who is playing Millie is a mere 81… Continue Reading Garlands Septua- and Octogenarians are “Thoroughly Modern”
Prairieview at The Garlands, 6000 Garlands Lane, Barrington, earned the designation of 2019-20 “Best Nursing Home” for short-term rehabilitation from U.S. News & World Report. Prairieview was one of only 63 providers in Illinois to achieve a rating of “High Performing,” the highest possible rating, for short-term rehabilitation. U.S. News & World Report rates the… Continue Reading Prairieview at The Garlands Earns U.S. News ‘Best’ Rating
The artwork of lifelong artist and Garlands member Nancy K. Wilson is on display in collections and homes throughout the United States and Asia, but her private pieces will be featured in an exhibit now through December 31, 2019 at The Gallery at The Garlands of Barrington, 1000 Garlands Lane, Barrington. The public is invited… Continue Reading Art Exhibit Features Celebrated Work of Artist and Garlands Member Nancy K. Wilson
Karen Stathakis is moving in a healthy direction at a pace of 4,000 steps a day – as tracked by her Fitbit! Be FREE After years of caregiving, raising two sons, maintaining a home and juggling a career, Garlands member Karen is free at last to pursue her passions and step into the spotlight: on… Continue Reading Be FREE
The days grow darker, yet the sun shines brightly on the gardens at The Garlands of Barrington, which was recently honored with a 2019 “Integration of Native Plants” award from The Council of Barrington Garden Clubs.
“We were floored at how beautiful the landscaping is here at The Garlands,” said Maureen Doessel of the Country Home and Garden Club, who visited the campus in August and decided on the spot to nominate The Garlands for recognition.
Continue Reading The Prize for Keeping Barrington Beautiful
Embrace the spirit of giving at The Garlands! Help spread holiday cheer this season with donations to The Garlands members’ Toys for Tots drive and Mitten Tree. Gifts can be left with the concierge at The Garlands, 1000 Garlands Lane, Barrington, IL, during regular business hours. Each little gift can make a big difference to… Continue Reading ‘Tis the Season to…Be KIND
“Always my sister, forever my friend.” Be FAMILY Garlands members and sisters Nancy and Sally grew up side by side on the northwest side of Chicago near the famed Riverview amusement park and Wrigley Field. Nancy, the older by two years, attended Alvernia, an all-girls high school. Sally opted for the co-ed St. Benedicts “because it was more… Continue Reading Be FAMILY
Marlene Peterson is a priceless original. Be CREATIVE When a Garlands friend asked Marlene if she painted, she replied, “I don’t ‘do’ art.” The friend’s response, “How do you know?” sparked Marlene’s curiosity and creativity. Dozens of masterpieces later, Marlene exhibits her work at The Gallery at The Garlands and around town, but her true gift is… Continue Reading Be CREATIVE