I have been a resident at The Barrington for several years and I am a widow. I am happy here; never lonely, very safe, with friends and a caring staff.
Age is Only a Number, Let’s Get Moving!! Back
As we age, we see that life plays some games with our mind and our bodies! Here are some tips that will help you find your best self! 60 is just a beginning so let’s get moving to keep your body, mind and soul in shape.
Tip 1 Wake Up Refreshed, Stretch & Be Happy
Go to bed early so that you will naturally wake up without being startled by an alarm clock. It is much easier to be refreshed when you wake up after a long, strong sleep that refreshes your body. Getting enough sleep is probably something you weren’t able to do before you retired. Take advantage of it and get some good rest. While you are sitting in bed or once you stand, you can start to stretch your body. When your feet hit the floor stretch out by reaching for the sky.
Tip 2 Find Your Passion
Are you a bird watcher? Do you collect baseball cards or stamps? Do you love animals? Find out what your passion is and do this with others. If you have the Internet, start reading all you can about what you love to do. Go to a bookstore and find books on the subject. You can get lost reading about your passion and not only are you feeding your heart but your brain benefits from you reading as well. It is important to keep your brain working after retirement as well as your body.
Tip 3 Take Walks
Walking is an excellent way to keep your body’s circulation moving like it should be. Gauge your walking pace to what you are comfortable at. You should not be walking so quickly that you cannot breathe. Walking is a relaxing and great way to be out in nature, enjoying the sights and smells. Cardiovascular health is one of the main problems people have. If you need some encouragement to get outside, get a dog. They need walks and you will enjoy their company. Dogs are therapeutic and can add sweetness to your life that you may be missing. Rescue one from the Humane Society. They will be loyal companions.
Tip 4 Weight Training
Don’t get scared. Nobody expects you to be in the next body building competition in your town. When you are around the house or on your walk, pick up something heavy and work out with it. You can do squats or lounges carrying a weight, a large rock or even your grandbaby. Grab a heavy pot from the kitchen or even canned foods and use those to build strength in your arms.
Tip 5 Join a Club
If you are finding it hard to get motivated, join a club where you can take classes with others. Having accountability partner’s help you stay on track and will enhance the work out for you.
The more active you are the better your body, mind and soul will feel. Have an attitude of gratitude, treat your body well and enjoy your retirement to the fullest!
The first time I walked into the Barrington I had a very warm feeling. The entire staff is very caring and helpful. I enjoy all the activities and social events that we have. I really enjoy the food; our chef does a great job. I feel that there is something for everyone here to in enjoy here at The Barrington. I have made some wonderful friends with the residents and staff. The Barrington is a great place to live.
I came to the Barrington in 2009; this place saved my life. The room my daughter picked out for me overlooks the school and the children who go there. The trees and the surrounding grounds are beautiful. I love to walk outdoors and meditate. I also enjoy our trips to the beaches and parks. I am on the welcoming committee, serve at happy hour, and I go with the Marketing Team to do outreach. This is my home and the staff is my family.
The Barrington in Largo, FL, was recommended to us by A Place for Mom as an option for my parents. My wife and I visited The Barrington for a tour. We were greeted by Sherrie (Regional Supervisor, Tarantino Properties) for our visit. Sherrie was extremely knowledgeable & professional; a great representative for The Barrington. We also met Linda (Nurse Administrator) in order to describe the care needs required for my father. Linda was very understanding of my Dad’s needs and took the time to formulate a care plan for my father. Linda was extremely helpful with a great sense of ...Show More
I love it here. This place is just like next to heaven. It's as close as you can get.
I love it! Katie and Amber are so helpful and keep me involved. Everyone is so kind here. I love bingo. We have such sweet, sweet people working here. The food is outstanding too!
I love it here. Katie and Amber are the reason I love it here. You both are exactly why I love every day here.
There are just so many activities here that it's hard to choose what to do. I love the poker on Thursday nights. It's been an easy transition for me.
The people that work here are really nice and attentive. I like playing Scrabble and staying busy. Our walking club is really fun. I love being outside. Our walkway around the building is so nice. I always like when they come in and help me get ready for my day in the morning. The Parkinson's program is so nice to get my day started too.
I like the activities here. That's my favorite part. We painted bird houses and now they're in the courtyard. I love the entertainment here. The music is from the right era! I am really happy.