The Garlands Blog
The always popular Barbara Rinella will present a book dramatization of "The Hamilton Affair" this month, plus there's a Halloween scavenger hunt and, on a more serious note, a talk on consumer scams from a representative of the Attorney General's office happening in October.
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."
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.
See photos of The Garlands epic 15 year anniversary celebration, and mark your social calendars to attend The Undertones A Capella concert, Jaynanne Ridder's art reception, Pub Quiz Trivia night and more!
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.
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 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.
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.
Don’t miss The Diamonds in concert this month! Feast on sliders, fries and shakes before the iconic group performs their hits from the 50s and 60s. Also, this month take advantage of opportunities to learn how to make a terrarium and see a woodworking demo.
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.