A practicing attorney and retired accountant, father and son Frank and Joe Lucas are accustomed to “dotting their Is and crossing their Ts.” To them, The Garlands NEW HYBRID pricing option, which requires no large entrance fee, was a smart business decision that offered less of an up-front financial commitment. “No large up-front fee meant… Continue Reading New Hybrid Pricing . . . and a great move for this Barrington family
Fifteen years after the first members moved to The Garlands of Barrington, the award-winning retirement community celebrates its tradition of excellence as well as its progressive and popular philosophy on how to be happy and age well. Continue Reading The Garlands Celebrates 15 Years of Inspired Living
With years of experience and lots and lots of water, that’s how!
Twenty-six raised garden boxes at The Garlands sit dormant all winter, like blank canvases, waiting for gardeners to bring life and color to their beds. Meet two talented gardeners, whose organic masterpieces are now in full bloom, and discover why harvesting the fruits of their labor keep them digging in the dirt. Continue Reading How Do The Garlands Gardens Grow?
The Garlands is all about choice. We offer choice in a variety of floor plans, dining venues and a myriad of amenities, services and activities . . . so Garlands members can pick the ones that are just right for them. Now we’ve sweetened the pot with a new option that offers maximum financial flexibility too. Continue Reading You Can Have Your Cake and Eat It Too!
The Garlands of Barrington member Bruce Smith is making the world a better place one song at a time! The 75-year-old recently received the Daily Points of Light Award, which celebrates the power of the individual to spark change and improve the world, from the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. Continue Reading Garlands Own Honored for Spreading Joy through Music-evoked Nostalgia
Garlands members learned how to make a classic hummus and pita chips at home from Cat Vaccaro, a cook at the Garlands. For an even healthier snack, hold the chips and dip a carrot stick instead! Here’s the recipe, so you can make at home. Continue Reading DIY Mediterranean Munchies
The Garlands Play Readers, a troupe of 20+ thespians, all of whom are over the age of 75 and live at the Barrington retirement community, act, lip-sync and dance their way through dramas, sketch comedy and one-acts that are performed live in The Garlands’ own 200-seat Performing Arts Center. Continue Reading The Garlands Play Readers Present: A Passion for Story-telling, Entertaining and Good Times
Garlands members prove that achieving better balance is possible with exercise and dedication. After attending The Garlands 14 Week Balance Challenge, 31 of the 35 participants improved their balance! They are poised for life’s next adventure and you can be too. Continue Reading Better Balance Within Reach
Explore your artistic side…nurture a green thumb…audition for a leading role. Whatever strikes your fancy, you’ll find the companions, means and freedom to make those dreams a reality at The Garlands. Here you can create a one-of-a-kind lifestyle for a one-of-a-kind you. Continue Reading The Fine Art of Retirement – YOUR Way!
Over the last 15 years our members have inspired us to set goals, dream bigger and have fun! We have countless examples of members with remarkably inspiring stories about their lives before and since moving to The Garlands—health improved, interests pursued, bucket lists crossed off . . . and the list goes on. “The Inspira philosophy and name are in honor of our members past, present and future and 15 years of inspired living here at The Garlands,” says Lund.
Continue Reading The Garlands Inspira: Cultivate Possibility. Ignite Opportunity. Inspire Amazing.
Research shows that when people live in a positive brain state they get something called “the happiness advantage” in which their intelligence, creativity and energy levels increase. They make better decisions, have superior productivity, experience less burnout and improve in many other ways. Continue Reading The Happiness Advantage