The Prairieview Post

Sample the good life at Prairieview at The Garlands. Peruse our monthly assisted living newsletter, The Prairieview Post.

  • Prairieview Post March 2018

    Prairieview members will be treated to a talk on the history of St. Patrick's Day in advance of a St. Patrick's Day party! Members can get ready for the festivities--perhaps with a green manicure--at the Spa Vargas Salon at Prairieview. read more
  • Prairieview Post February 2018

    Love is in the air this month with a talk that dishes about famous Hollywood couples' romances, a piano recital featuring romantic music with some side talk about the romantic lives of famous composers and fitness programs to get the heart pumping.   read more
  • The Prairieview Post January 2018

    Take trips back in time with musical performances, "Motown Magic" and "Back to the 40s," or enjoy toe tapping down-home music with "A Little Country" all on January's calendar. See what other fun things are planned this month in this issue of The Post.  read more
  • The Prairieview Post December 2017

    Prairieview members, families and team members will kick-off the holiday season at the annual Winter Wonderland celebration on Sunday, December 3, and the festivities continue all month long with concerts, outings and parties. Get all of the details in this issue of the Post.  read more
  • The Prairieview Post November 2017

    Mark your calendars for holiday fun, starting with a shopping extravaganza and culminating with a family Thanksgiving dinner hosted at Prairieview. read more
  • The Prairieview Post October 2017

    A trip to Goebbert's fall market for pumpkins and apple cider is planned and don't miss the last chance for the outdoor fitness walk this month or the sing-along performance of the "Crooners." read more
  • The Prairieview Post September 2017

    Look inside this issue for tips on how to re-invent yourself during September, Healthy Aging Month. Plus, get the details on summer's last hurrah, the Labor Day Social, and the upcoming Grandparents Day Social. read more
  • The Prairieview Post August 2017

    Once again the popular and adorable miniature horses will be visiting Prairieview, and also this August cello and smooth jazz concerts are planned as well as Friday patio social hours.  read more
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  • The Prairieview Post June 2017

    The Prairieview lunch bunch will be dining at local restaurants and there will be the "The Royal Family" presentation, musical performances by Bob  Kalal Entertainment and others, and a special Father's Day treat with Johnny Cash music and root beer floats in June. read more
  • Prairieview Post May 2017

    There are many celebrations happening at Prairieview this month like the Kentucky Derby, Cinco de Mayo, Mother's Day and Memorial Day! read more
  • Prairieview Post April 2017

    Welcome spring with a Cubs Opening Day lunch and trivia contest, a spring tea party with teas, desserts and finger sandwiches, a trip to the Volo Auto Museum and other fun activities and outings! read more
  • Prairieview Post March 2017

    Celebrate the approach of spring daffodils and tulips by making fresh flower arrangements, meet "Clancy the Leprechaun" and enjoy a Girl Scout talent show all happening at Prairieview this March. read more
  • Prairieview Post February 2017

    This February try your hand at the card game Rummikub or a Dakim brain games and plan to attend a Super Bowl viewing party and the Valentine's Day social! read more
  • Prairieview Post January 2017

    Chase away the winter blues at Prairieview this January by attending winter and Chinese New Year socials and with musical performances by Jim Kendros, 4 Strings Attached, Brian Castillo and more! read more
  • Prarieview Post December 2016

    pv-post-dec-16-coverMemory Enhancement Socials, caroling with Cub Scouts and The Garlands Winter Wonderland extravaganza are all on the December calendar. See what other festivities are planned! read more
  • Prairieview Post November 2016

    pv-post-nov-16-coverA special event presented by Gigi's Playhouse, Hugs and Mugs, will have Prairieview members decorating mugs and helping kids with autism learn real-world skills. Other events to look forward to include Art Appreciation with Carla and a musical performance by Greg Wood. read more
  • Prairieview Post October 2016

    pv-post-oct-16-coverGet into the fall spirit at Prairieview with a "Haunted Halloween" presentation, pumpkin painting contest, trip to Goebbert's pumpkin farm and a party on October 31st! read more
  • The Prairieview Post September 2016

    PV Post Sept 16 coverMany fun events are planned for September from Grandparents Day to Oktoberfest celebrations! Plus, outdoor walking continues through September or fitness buffs can move indoors and grab a workout buddy for Teammate Fitness.   read more
  • The Prairieview Post August 2016

    PV Post August 16 coverExplore the culture and cuisine of top international cities, enjoy a Hawaiian dance demonstration, visit with Mane in Heaven's miniature horses and more this August at Prairieview. read more
  • The Prairieview Post June 2016

    PV Post June 16 coverCheck out some sweet photos from Mother's Day and plan to enjoy the warmer weather with Patio Party Games and the outdoor walking club. read more
  • The Prairieview Post May 2016

    PV Post May 16 coverLearn how to arrange fresh spring flowers, discuss artist Georgia O'Keefe or make an appointment for some pampering at the Spa Vargas Salon at Prairieview. read more
  • Prairieview Post April 2016

    PV Post Apr 16 coverGet moving in April with outdoor fit walks, chair Zumba and resistance training or simply relax at the Spring Tea Party or on a Tuesday scenic drive. There's so much to do! read more
  • The Prairieview Post March 2016

    PV Post Mar coverGet ready for spring at Prairieview with fresh flower arranging, Chair Zumba and a St. Patrick's Day celebration! read more
  • February Prairieview Post

    PV Post Feb16 coverThere are so many reasons to party this February with the Super Bowl, Mardi Gras, Valentine's Day and the Academy Awards! Don't miss the "Hollywood Lovers" presentation on the 12th and the chance to get a Valentine.  read more
  • Prairieview Post January 2016

    PV Post Jan 16 coverStart the New Year off right and mark your calendar for Service Project Mondays, Baking with Holly and Sing-a-long Fitness classes at Prairieview. read more
  • The Prairieview Post December 2015

    PV Post Dec 15 coverGet the scoop on Prairieview's December 11th family meeting presented by Omnicare Medication Management Services to learn about Omnicare's prescription filling services and convenient daily packaging. read more
  • The Prairieview Post November 2015

    PV Post Nov 15-coverThis month at Prairieview appreciate the art of Norman Rockwell, music with Jin Kendros and out U.S. veterans with a Veterans Day ceremony. read more
  • The Prairieview Post October 2015

    PV Post Oct15 coverEnjoy fall fun with a trip to the pumpkin patch, a build-a-scarecrow craft and pumpkin decorating. read more
  • Prairieview Post September 2015

    PV Post Sep15 coverWelcome back a favorite performer singer Dan Naumann on September 11th and check out the new exercise program Chair Chi. These are just a couple of the fun things happening this month. read more
  • The Prairieview Post August 2015

    PV Post Aug 15 coverSummertime fun includes a Hawaiian Luau and an outdoor movie night! Check out the August issue to see what other activities are planned. read more
  • Prairieview Post July 2015

    PV Post July 15 coverSummer is underway at Prairieview with plans for a Garlands garden walk, trip to Arlington Park Racetrack and an all-American barbeque. Get the details on these events and more in the July Prairieview Post. read more
  • Prairieview Post June 2015

    PV Post June 15 coverThings are warming up in June at Prairieview with a S'mores Social, outdoor BBQ and a visit from Mane in Heaven's mini-therapy horses! read more
  • The Prairieview Post May 2015

    PV Post May 15 cover Join the outing to Goebbert's Farm for your spring blooms and mark your calendar for the Cinco de Mayo fiesta and other fun outings and activities featured in the May issue.  read more
  • The Prairieview Post April 2015

    PV Post April 15 coverIt's time to get back in the saddle with therapeutic horseback riding and time to catch up on your politics when Senator Dan Duffy visits this April. Find out what other fun events are in the works. read more
  • The Prairieview Post March 2015

    PV Post Mar 15 coverLearn about how you can support Prairieview's pop-top collection for Ronald McDonald House and find out what special events, outings and fitness activities are planned for March. read more
  • The Prairieview Post 2015

    PV Post Feb 15_Page_1See what fun is in store to ring in the Chinese New Year and celebrate Valentine's Day! read more
  • The Prairieview Post January 2015

    PV Post Jan 15 coverPlan your social calendar in the New Year and enjoy photos from last year's events, including the amazing Winter Wonderland festival.   read more
  • Prairieview Post December 2014

    PV Post Dec 14 coverConcerts, a shopping outing and a Barrington neighborhood lights tour will help make the holiday festive and bright!  read more
  • November 2014 Prairieview Post

    Find out where the Lunch Bunch is dininPV Post Nov 14 coverg, what "cowboy" fun is planned and how we are honoring our Veterans this November. read more
  • October Prairieview Post 2014

    PV Post Oct 14 coverSee what fun Prairieview members had visiting Mane in Heaven mini ponies and what fun is in store for October! read more
  • Prairieview Post September 2014

    PV Post Sep 14 coverPrairieview is going Hawaiian with the Heart of Hawaii Hula dancers and is going to the dogs with a visit from some four-legged therapy friends. read more
  • The Prairieview Post August 2014

    PV Post Aug 14 coverSee photos of summertime fun at Prairieview and get the scoop on new fitness programs like Chair Zumba and Chair Yoga in this issue of the Prairieview Post. read more
  • Prairieview Post July 2014

    PV Post July 14 coverThis July savor all things sweet and delicious! Prairieview is celebrating National Chocolate Day by making and tasting fudge and National Ice Cream Day with an ice cream sundae bar.  read more
  • The Prairieview Post June 2014

    PV Post June 14 coverDon't miss the Flag Day Family Social on June 14th at Prairieview at The Garlands! There will be patriotic music and red, white and blue refreshments. read more
  • Prairieview Post May 2014

    PV Post May 14 coverMay fun includes a group viewing of the Cubs versus the Sox in the Crosstown Classic, while spectators sport their favorite team jerseys and enjoy eating ballpark food! read more
  • Prairieview Post April 2014

    PV Post April 14 coverUsher in spring with a lovely Spring High Tea and Easter Brunch! Also this month don't miss the Ballroom City Dancers perform or the chance to bet on your favorite pony with Horse Racing with Deby. read more
  • Prairieview Post March 2014

    Kick-off MarcPV Post March 14 coverh with Mardi Gras! Then sing the praises of spring with musical programs featuring Vivaldi's Concerto for Ten Soloists and Dan Naumann exploring a musical era through song and history. read more
  • The Prairieview Post February 2014

    PV Post Feb 14 coverFebruary events like Drumming for Health and Creative Walking will get hearts beating! Members can also enjoy the universal language of music with guitar, violin and piano performances.  read more
  • The Prairvieview Post January 2014

      PV Post Jan 14 coverRead why it's important to be active in 2014. See all of the ways you can be busy and have fun with activities like adaptive horseback riding, bowling with kids, and a Winter Break Party!     read more
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  • The Prairieview Post July 2013

    Once again Prairieview at The Garlands has earned a perfect five-star rating from the federal government. read more
  • The Prairieview Post June 2013

    It’s a Zoo out there!  Check out some of the animals that visited Prairieview at The Garlands this month.  read more
  • The Prairieview Post May 2013

    Good posture is important because it helps your body function at top speed, promotes efficiency in movement and prevents join and muscle misalignment.  read more
  • The Prairieview Post March 2013

    Thank you to all the Prairieview members who virtually pedaled all the way to Big White Ski Resort in British Columbia on our NuStep recumbent bikes.  read more
  • The Prairieview Post January 2013

    A Winter Beach Party in January? You got it! read more