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amenities and Life Care of The Barrington.

Easy living is all yours to enjoy when you choose the maintenance-free lifestyle of The Barrington. With the additional security of Life Care and a prime location, near the arts and culture of greater Indianapolis, you need look no further.

Luau Terrific Tuesday at the Barrington

July 11, 2017

Every month, the leadership at the Barrington comes together to plan and host a themed party to show appreciation for our team. In June, the theme was Luau Terrific Tuesday, where we played "minute-to-win-it" style games to for fun prizes, endulged in some delicious snacks, and enjoyed the company of our team members.

On these days, and every day, we appreciate the work our team puts into making the Barrington so great! 

The Barrington Hosts The Longest Day Fundraiser

June 23, 2017

On Wednesday June 21, The Barrington teamed up with the Alzheimer’s Association to host the Longest Day Fundraiser to raise money and bring awareness to the life-altering disease. Although this is the community’s first time hosting the event, the fundraiser is held on the first day of the summer each year because the duration of the “sunrise-to-sunset” event symbolizes the challenging journey of those living with the disease. The purpose of this event is to encourage thousands of people worldwide to do what they love – The Barrington chose singing! The community hosted a variety of cocktails with live entertainment by Felix and Fingers Dueling Pianos. The Barrington Glee Club set a goal to raise $1,600, but exceeded that by raising over $5,000!

Gary Piattoni Appraises Treasures for Residents at The Barrington

June 8, 2017

Professional appraiser Gary Piattoni recently spent the day at The Barrington of Carmel inspecting treasures belonging to residents and guests. Dozens of people presented their antiques, collectibles and heirlooms to uncover their true worth. Items ranging from dishes to wall art were given to Piattoni to appraise. Piattoni’s skill landed him his role on the renowned PBS television series “Antiques Roadshow” in 1997. His expertise covers a wide range of areas including fine art, furniture, decorative arts, collectibles and militaria. He’s also made several appearances on daytime TV shows including “The Oprah Winfrey Show” over the course of his 25 years in the antique appraisal industry. Residents and guests were excited Piattoni visited the community and enjoyed learning the value of their items.

Piattoni lends a wealth of knowledge to audiences across the country who are curious to learn the value of their most prized possessions. The fun-filled day highlighted the importance of The Barrington’s Masterpiece Living® philosophy, which embraces a wellness-minded attitude and encourages learning at any age, focusing on an individual’s key development areas – physical, mental, social and spiritual.

See pictures from our event below.

The Barrington Foundation Hosts a Pancake Breakfast

May 31, 2017

On May 31, The Barrington Foundation started the day off right by hosting a pancake breakfast honoring our residents for their participation in our fundraising efforts.

The residents at The Barrington of Carmel are always finding ways to stay involved and active in the community. We are so grateful for everyone who has helped our foundation in giving back to our community. 

We thank you for your love and support, and we look forward to continuing to these fundraising efforts. 

We hope you enjoyed our pancake breakfast! See below for photos of this morning's event!

Celebrate Red Nose Day With Residents at The Barrington

May 25, 2017

On May 25, residents and team members at The Barrington of Carmel showed support in the quest to end child poverty by raising money and awareness for kids in the United States and around the world.

May 25 marks Red Nose Day - a day dedicated to raising money for disadvantaged people. Since it's launch in the U.S. in 2015, this day has raised $60 million.

We are proud supporters of Red Nose Day, and we hope you join us in the continuation to benefit children and young people.

Happy Red Nose Day!

Random Acts of Flowers Visits The Barrington

May 25, 2017

Residents of The Plaza at The Barrington of Carmel are in for a sweet treat. The smell of fresh bouquets of flowers have started to fill the air at the senior living community. Random Acts of Flowers and Carmel-based Determine Incorporated are teaming up to put a smile on the faces of assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing residents by bringing them free flowers. This is the first time Random Acts of Flowers has come to the community, and the best part is that it’s all a surprise! Determine Inc. is donating the flowers and volunteering its time to go door to door at the community to deliver the flowers to each resident. The goal is to improve the emotional health and well-being of individuals at the senior living community by delivering flowers, encouragement and personal moments of kindness.  This random act of kindness will leave a lasting impact on the residents.

Carmel High School senior volunteers time to help The Barrington of Carmel residents with technology

May 22, 2017

Using a computer or even playing a game on your cell phone may seem easy to some people, but for seniors that’s not always the case. Enter 18-year-old Eric Postel, a senior at Carmel High School. He’s been volunteering at The Barrington of Carmel, an SQLC senior living community, for about five months. On a Sunday afternoon for about two hours every month, he helps the residents set up their printers, laptops, iPads and cell phones. He first realized he had a knack for helping seniors with technology when his family pitched in to buy his grandfather an iPad. It turned out, his grandfather had no idea how to use it. That’s when Postel started helping him and discovered that he loves to teach people, especially seniors. When The Barrington of Carmel called his school checking to see if any students could help, Postel immediately said yes.

“They’re one of the only generations who didn’t grow up with or work this technology in some way,” Postel said. “I’ve always loved computers, and I know a lot of people don’t understand how to use the devices. Technology is fascinating to me, especially the way it constantly evolves. That’s why I volunteer, so I can help people understand something that comes easy to me.”

Since January, Postel has helped around 30 residents. It’s usually a different crowd each Sunday, but he does have a few regulars who return, and he likes that. The main things they want to learn: how to store photos, download apps and find their missing passwords. This volunteer work has inspired Postel to continue this work in the future. Eventually he wants to start his own IT company to help anyone in need. After graduation, he plans to attend Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis to study computer science. He says that while in college he plans to continue volunteering at The Barrington of Carmel.

“I enjoy it so much,” Postel said. “It’s fun to make people happy. The best feeling is when someone gets it. You can tell because they have the biggest smiles on their faces. I always tell residents that it’s the will, not the skill, and these residents really do want to learn.”

The Barrington of Carmel is the only Masterpiece Living® community in Indiana. As part of its philosophy, the community embraces a wellness-minded attitude and encourages learning by focusing on an individual’s key development areas – physical, mental, social and spiritual. The community says Postel has made a difference in the residents’ lives.

“It is a joy to see the bond between Eric and the residents,” said Maryellen Keen, life enrichment director at The Barrington. “He is calm, patient and answers their questions. We are thankful he accepted the invitation to help with computer or phone issues that our residents may have. He’s truly a blessing to this community, and we look forward to having him here on future Sundays.”

Bernice Carlino Hosts Art Show at The Barrington

May 18, 2017

This week, residents and team members welcomed artist Bernice Carlino to The Barrington Of Carmel. Bernice featured her works during an art show at the community, bringing in a variety of art pieces to display. Residents had a great time as they marveled at her work. 

The Barrington enjoys keeping a healthy and active lifestyle, and we find many outlets to do so. Art has been a big part of our community, and we appreciate Bernice sharing her collection with us.

Please view the pictures below to see more of this art show at The Barrington.

  
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