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Residents Lead Workshop Demonstration

September 27, 2017

The Barrington is full of a variety of people with wide skill sets. Residents who run the workshop located on The Barrington campus held a demonstration to roughly 50 attending residents, showcasing their handywork and skills! 

The Barrington Takes Part in Olympics

September 11, 2017

On Friday September 8, residents and spectators gathered in the front lawn to participate in lawn darts as part of The Barrington Olympics. Residents competed against one another to take the gold! 

Senior Living Community Hosts Pet Supply Drive for Victims of Hurricane Harvey

September 6, 2017

The Barrington of Carmel is lending a helping hand to some of the most vulnerable residents affected by Hurricane Harvey: pets. The senior living community is hosting a pet supply drive to benefit the SPCA of Texas, which has taken in hundreds of evacuated animals from Corpus Christi, Houston and Beaumont, Texas. From September 1 until September 30, the public is invited to drop off donations at The Barrington of Carmel art studio located at 1355 South Guilford Road. Donations needed for both dogs and cats include dry pet food, canned food, cat litter, toys, leashes and gift cards to pet stores. The community understands organizations like the SPCA of Texas run on donations from the public, and they wanted to give back during this difficult time.

“It is heartbreaking to see all the rescued animals that families had to leave behind,” said Jesse Sias, executive director. “Pets are great companions for people of all ages, and we want to make sure they are well taken care of during this time of transition. Our community has a connection to Texas. Not only is our corporate office headquartered in Texas, we also have five sister communities throughout the state. When we were thinking about how to help, animals came to mind almost immediately. I know the city of Carmel and surrounding areas will step up and help us send hundreds of donations to the south. We hope to make this a successful fundraiser and show the Gulf Coast they are not alone during this disaster.”

Hurricane Harvey is the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States since Wilma in 2005. The Category 4 storm first made landfall on August 25 in Rockport, Texas at peak intensity. The storm headed up the coast dropping over 40 inches of rain in the Houston area then traveled east, dropping another 30 inches in the Beaumont- Port Arthur metropolitan area. Hurricanes and tropical storms can be traumatic events for everyone involved, including pets. During this disaster, the SPCA of Texas has put every available resource behind assisting pets and people who have evacuated the Gulf Coast.

“The SPCA of Texas is a wonderful organization that provides disaster relief to pets affected by this storm,” said Nikki Meeker, senior living coordinator. “These volunteers have hearts of gold, and we hope to make their jobs a little easier by collecting items and having them sent to Texas. When you adopt you not only rescue that animal, but you make room in the shelter to give other animals a second chance at life. That’s exactly what this organization is doing for the animals they have rescued during Hurricane Harvey.”

Resident Teaches Basket Weaving Classes

September 5, 2017

Here at the Barrington of Carmel, we work to create an environment of fun and interactive learning for residents. One of our residents, Sandy Godich, is sharing her love and talent for basket weaving to teach other residents the art. She is hoping to have classes weekly or bi-weekly to allow residents the opportunity to learn along with her. 

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

August 22, 2017

On Monday, August 21, residents and team members had the opportunity to experience a very unique natural phenomenon - a solar eclipse! We gathered outside to take part in viewing the afternoon event, where certified eclipse glasses were provided.

 

Senior Living Community Rolls Out Red Carpet for Resident's 100th Birthday

August 14, 2017

In 1917, the average price of a car was $400, a Boeing aircraft flew for the first time and the hamburger bun was invented. It’s also the year Charles Schweitzer was born. The Barrington of Carmel resident celebrated his 100th birthday on August 8 and had a party on August 12 at the senior living community located at 1355 S. Guilford Rd. The celebration honored Schweitzer, and family members were present along with fellow residents to share the occasion. The centenarian was excited to celebrate this milestone with his family and friends. He says a lot has changed in the last 100 years including jobs, clothing and cars. So, what’s the key to a long life? Well, Schweitzer says you need to eat right and play a little golf.

“It’s not just about playing golf though, you elongate your life by doing anything that keeps you physically active,” said Schweitzer. “I also make sure to keep my mind active by playing crossword puzzles and watching the stock market. Really, I’ll do just about anything that makes me exercise my brain. Life has been good to me these past 99 years, and I am thankful my friends and family visited me for my birthday. I’m so grateful for the life I’ve had so far. Turning 100 is a milestone not many people get to experience, but I am glad I did.”

“We want my dad to feel extraordinary because he is an amazing man and this is truly a special day for our family,” said Don Schweitzer, Charlie’s son. “He has been an exceptional father and provider, which is why honored him for his 100th birthday. He deserves to be spoiled by family and friends, so that’s exactly what we did. There was cake, punch and a lot of stories that were told. He’s lived through a lot of history and had plenty to share.”

Schweitzer was born in New York, N.Y. on August 8, 1917. He lived through the Great Depression, multiple wars and so far, 18 presidents. The New York native served in the United States Army from 1942 until 1946 as a radio technician and was stationed in Italy and Africa. He was able to turn his experience in the Army into a full-time job, and in 1961, Schweitzer, his wife and five children packed up and moved to Indianapolis where he worked for RCA. He had a successful career before he decided to retire. In his spare time, you’ll find him using his favorite invention of the last century: the TV. Schweitzer says he’s glad he can now watch golf from his living room at The Barrington. 

“We’re so happy we were able to honor Charles at his party,” said Susie Herrmann, sales director of The Plaza at The Barrington. “Charles puts a smile on all of our faces, and you would never guess he turned 100. We want everyone to know how special he really is and that he continues to contribute greatly to our community.”

Cooking Contest at the Barrington

August 14, 2017

On August 11, residents and team members gathered at the Barrington to take part in a healthy and hearty cooking contest! Residents and team members were welcome to participate by creating their favorite recipes, or took part in the tasting and voting process. Not one left on an empty stomach! 

The Barrington Residents Treated to Chef Tanorria Askew Meal

July 31, 2017

On July 28, the Barrington of Carmel residents were treated to a one-of-a-kind meal prepared by Chef Tanorria Askew from MasterChef. She created a savory summer dish for residents and team members to enjoy - and even shared a few of her own tips and tricks to preparing delicious meals! 

  
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