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.
Beat the Heat and Sun Back
Summer is here! The sun is out and the temperatures are rising quickly. Though summer is the best time for outdoor activities, it is important to protect yourself from the sun during the heat of summer. Here are some ways to beat the heat and sun during the summer months.
- Be sure to always wear sunscreen, even on cloudy or overcast days. Your skin is very delicate and it is important to protect it as much as possible, even if you are only outdoors for a short period of time. Limit your time outdoors to reduce the risk of dehydration and heat stroke. It is important to remain hydrated while being outside. Be sure to drink plenty of water. Know the signs of heat stroke and stay in the shade when possible.
- Loose, protective clothing when outside is recommended. Thinner fabrics like cotton will help to keep you cool while also protecting your skin from sunburn. Try to avoid wearing darker colors because they attract the sunlight. A hat is a useful accessory to wear while outdoors to block the sun from your eyes and prevent sunburn on your scalp and face.
- Going for walks during the morning hours is a great way to be outside and still beat the heat. The summer mornings tend to be cooler than the blistering afternoons and are the perfect time to get some fresh air and exercise as the hottest part of the day is a few hours away. A short walk is a great way to relax and is a peaceful way to work on mental health.
- There are many fun ways to beat the heat while staying indoors. It is easy to beat the heat by staying in the air conditioning. Games like cards or checkers are great summer activities. These can be played inside, away from the heat and bright sun. Games that require a partner are fun ways to catch up with friends or meet someone new. Sewing, knitting, and quilting are more fun activities to pass the time while staying indoors and creating something beautiful. You can knit a scarf for yourself for make a quilt for a family member. If you prefer to relax, you can always pick up a book or watch a movie
It is important to follow precautions during the summer to protect yourself from the sun and heat. Following these precautions will help us prevent sunburn, dehydration and more. Enjoy your summer!
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.