It was about a year ago that a group of senior living residents with a flair for saws and planers made their way back into the woodshop. At The Barrington of Carmel, they’ve got all they need to continue the craft they’ve now got time to perfect. Make no mistake, these seniors are doing it all – for their neighbors.
From creating wooden race cars to mark the Indianapolis 500 to wooden holiday ornaments, the crew can always be found spraying sawdust in the shop, helping to beautify the community. They also repair residents’ furniture — free of charge.
The shop is loaded – a table saw, drill press, bandsaw, planers, jointer cables and more – with everything the group could need to hone their skills. While many retirement communities offer opportunities in woodworking, our shop is a cut above.
The shop is also an important tool in promoting socialization and intellectual stimulation. Studies have shown that remaining active and social can play a role in aging well. It’s those connections, both inside and outside the community, that help residents of The Barrington thrive. It’s also part of the community’s larger commitment to Masterpiece Living, which promotes and encourages successful aging.
Also covered in The Hamilton County Reporter, here.