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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Garlands member and writer, John (Jack) Patrick Roche, reflects on precious childhood memories growing up in Boston in this personal blog post.
For more than a decade, the monumental—and super fun—job of decorating The Garlands of Barrington for the holidays has been in the capable and creative hands of The Red Geranium Gift shop team.