The secret behind The Garlands’s spit-spot and award-winning cleanliness isn’t the latest and greatest cleaning product or a new-fangled vacuum cleaner. It’s much simpler than that: just real people caring for real people and one another. What appears as only a single bullet point on The Garlands brochure’s long list of convenient services, housekeeping is… Continue Reading Cleanliness Matters
Garlands fitness experts, Adrian Fleisher, Bethanie Lochman, and Alex Edmonds, are always up for a good time, and they are ever mindful that inspiration, creativity, and good ole fashioned FUN are key to a healthy lifestyle regardless of age. That’s why they infuse their traditional fitness offerings, like weightlifting, land and water aerobics, balance classes,… Continue Reading Fitness is FUN!
A Career of Caring The Garlands hires kind, outgoing, and caring personalities, trains for service, and treats team members as a part of the family. As such, some of The Garlands first dedicated team members who were hired 20 years ago remain proud to serve The Garlands members today. As The Garlands celebrates its 20th… Continue Reading Happy Anniversary to our 20+ Year Team Members
From managing a 325,600-square-foot re-roofing job to changing a chandelier light bulb, The Garlands of Barrington maintenance team has been on the job 24/7 for over two decades. Continue Reading The Fine Art of Maintaining Excellence
At The Garlands, fine dining is a cornerstone of fine living. Chef Glenn Zamet and his team of sous chefs, cooks, pastry chef, dishwashers, servers and hosts, consistently exceed Garlands members’ expectations with plenty of delicious meal choices in four distinct restaurant venues daily. But, Chef Zamet and his team know that the role food… Continue Reading Feeding the Soul
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. Krystyna Weglarz, Hostess/Server/ Cafe Manager For 20 years, almost since opening day, Krystyna Weglarz has taken great pleasure… Continue Reading A Career of Caring – Meet Krystyna
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
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
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
Meet the Garlands Clean Team! and watch our “spit spot” video about becoming the first GBAC STAR™ – certified retirement community in the nation! The Garlands of Barrington is the first and only retirement community in the nation to earn GBAC STAR™ accreditation from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC). “We take our commitment to public health… Continue Reading Meet the Garlands CLEAN TEAM!
Did you hear about the Garlands NEW vineyard and winery, where the vino is made from candied grapes and stored in bite-sized root beer barrels? Cheers to this new, tasty establishment joining The Garlands one-of-a-kind, annual gingerbread village display! “This year, more than ever, I think we all need the extra cheer that The Garlands… Continue Reading A Sweet Tooth for the Imagination
The Garlands of Barrington’s New Director of Hospitality A career healthcare and hospitality professional, Nancy served in many seniors housing capacities, including activities, social services, sales, marketing, administration and operations. Prior to The Garlands she oversaw new construction, hiring and leadership training and developed the assisted and independent living side of a family-run, Illinois- based organization… Continue Reading Meet Nancy McCaffrey, The Garlands of Barrington’s New Director of Hospitality
Joe Skalski is a full-time fireman and paramedic, but when he’s not saving lives, he’s making them better at The Garlands. He says, “Being of service fits me.” “The management at The Garlands is very accommodating. They work with my schedule and make it possible for me to do what I do, and they appreciate our talents and… Continue Reading Joe Skalski | Member Services Attendant
I grew up in a family and culture that taught us to respect our elders, and, at The Garlands, I get to live that every day! My department creates the first impression for The Garlands. We greet guests and members in person and on the phone, and we try to do our best to help them. When we… Continue Reading Sergio Lopez | Member Services Attendant
For 16 years, almost since opening day, Krystyna has taken great pleasure in serving Garlands members. “It is very fulfilling for me because I love helping people and talking to the members.” While serving breakfast or managing the Café, Krystyna is quick with a kind word and a hug and says, “We become like an extended… Continue Reading Krystyna Weglarz | Hostess/Server