Retirement Living at its Best

November 24, 2010

A Chicago-area retirement community opened this month, and you can find out all about it at a free luncheon this Friday.

A living room in a Garlands senior living residence.The Garlands of Barrington, located at 1000 Garlands Lane in Barrington, offer private residences for seniors that are 30 percent larger than most retirement communities.

While Phase I is almost sold out, The Garlands Phase II opened this month with more top-quality, maintenance-free living residences.

Receiving the highest honors from the International Council on Active Aging, the Garlands offer:

*Beautiful landscaping surrounded by European-style architecture

*A spa, fitness center and indoor pool

*A wellness center

*A resource center with access to the Internet where you can print, fax, scan and copy anything you need

Senior doing art at the Garlands*Lifelong Learning Center filled with a wide variety of educational opportunities

*A private art collection for perusing, an art studio for creating and a membership to the Garlands Center for the Performing Arts for enjoying

*Four diverse restaurants

*Harris Bank on-site

Want to learn more about it? This Friday, November 26, the Garlands is hosting a Post-Thanksgiving Progressive Harvest Luncheon that will offer a tour of the new Phase II plus an overview of its amenities, services and a taste of its cuisine.

The luncheon will begin at 10:30 a.m. and continue on subsequent half hours.

Here’s the lineup:

Tour Stop: The New Phase II Lobby

Serving: Hot Cider, Herbed Lemonade, Pumpkin Coffee Cake and Muffins

Tour Stop: A Phase II Penthouse Suite

Serving: Fresh Fruit Kabobs

Tour Stop: Various One- and Two- Bedroom Residences

Serving: Ravioli and Butternut Squash Soup Shooters

Tour Stop: The Garlands Grill

Serving: Sliced Beef Tenderloin Mini-Sandwiches

Tour Stop: The Garlands Timbers Lounge

Serving: Assorted Beverages, Lollipop Cheesecakes, Pumpkin Custard Cranberry Pie and Cupcakes

Reservations are required. Call (847) 304-1996 to reserve your spot.

Visit for more information.

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