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.
Best Apps for Seniors Back
A smart phone is equivalent to a minute desktop or laptop. Though the screen may be smaller, the impact is huge. Smart phones and tablets come with an option to download Applications, or apps. Apps are user-friendly, shortcuts to your favorite sites online. Many smart devices come with an App Store or place where every app made is available. Now don't let the word “store” frighten you, many of the best apps are FREE!
As you grow more familiar with your App Store, here's a list of apps designated with YOU in mind. Whether you're reconnecting with a high school friend, catching up on current news or getting a reminder to take your daily medicine, these apps are free and easy to use!
Family, friends and loved ones all available under one roof. Facebook is one of the largest
social mediums that just keeps growing. With a more mature demographic than Twitter and Instagram, Facebook
is extremely user friendly and the perfect way to tell your grandchildren to come visit and your neighbor
from high school you miss them!
NPR News. Or your favorite news source. The easiest way to stay up-to-date with breaking news is through apps. You will no longer have to wait for the 5 o'clock news when you allow notifications to be sent to your smartphone.
Netflix. Binge watch your favorite show while waiting for a friend or pass some time with great laughs from your favorite comedy. Documentaries, dramas and romantic comedies are some of the many genres Netflix offers.
Pandora. Everything from funk to Rock n' Roll can be found on Pandora. With a great selection of genres and even better radio stations, Pandora is the number one place for music in any mood or era.
Magnifying Glass With Light. With an adjustable magnifying glass and option of flash light
make this app a wonderful 2 for 1. Say goodbye to remembering your glasses while reading a menu at a
restaurant and enjoy the luxury of having a portable magnifying glass with you.
My Medical App . Whether you're headed to the grocery store up the road or flying across country, being prepared is always a must. My Medical App gives easy access to all of your medical files and emergency contacts.
Medisafe. Medisafe is a wonderful tool that helps manage medications, set reminders and create reports about how well they have stuck to their medication regimen.
GoodRx. If medication prescriptions ever get to be too much, this app will save you lots of money. GoodRx compares prices from more than 60,000 pharmacies!
Red Panic Button. If you know about those panic buttons people where around their necks, well there's an app for that! When the button is pressed, a message goes out to a personalized list of people and it also includes your address and location!
Senior Savings. Senior Savings is the ONLY app on this list that cost $0.99, but once you find out how much you can save, you'll realize how much it's worth. Senior Savings is designed to gather every discount you can imagine. Grocery stores, hotels, restaurants and theaters are some of the many options available, all at your fingertips!
With Glenbrooke offering free WI-FI and hosting several events throughout the month, these apps are a great way to find out who is in your community and how you can get in touch with them! Download some of these apps today and see how many friends have been waiting for you!
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 humor. From the start, we were comfortable with The Barrington. The residents were happy, friendly and outgoing; we even spoke with a couple of them. We were provided with an overview of the facility (both assisted living & independent living) and walked the property. From the front desk staff to the caregivers, all personnel were professional, caring and friendly. Unlike the numerous other ALFs we visited in the Tampa, FL, area, The Barrington offers 1 bedroom apartments; not studios. This makes your “home” feel like HOME not just one room with a bathroom. The units even have small kitchens and screened covered lianas (porches). Very nice touch! The Barrington was very clean; very important to us and my parents. We knew from the time we walked in to The Barrington, this was the place for Mom & Dad. As a result, we scheduled a second visit for my parents to visit the property. My parents were pleasantly surprised with the beauty of the property; large facility surrounded by huge oak trees and even a swimming pool! If you have a vehicle, covered parking is provided; what a bonus. Again, we were greeted by Sherrie; she took the time to show my parents the grounds and treated us all to lunch. …..and a great lunch too! We met the chef and the food was really good. Our server, Jolene, was very personable and even though she did not know my parents, she joked with them and made them feel right at home. The Barrington has a Nurse Practitioner on site as well as a contractor providing on site physical therapy. My wife and I met all healthcare professionals and were pleased with all. How convenient; healthcare professionals on site and you don’t even have to get in the car to go anywhere. The Barrington has complimentary van service that meets everyone’s needs. In conclusion, The Barrington was the place we all decided would be “home” for Mom & Dad. My parents have been residents at The Barrington for about 1 month now and all is good. They have told me the residents are friendly and they like the staff. They have bragged how good the food is….very healthy options and if you don’t like healthy, then you can order a grilled cheese, hamburger or hot dog with onion rings. :o) Of course my parents are going through an adjustment but the staff at The Barrington have made Mom & Dad feel right at home. Since moving in, The Barrington continues to impress. On July 4, they had a cookout for the residents. They have happy hour one evening a week…..even took the residents to a local park for a picnic; also took the residents out for free slushy day offered by the 7-11 store. There is complimentary Wi-Fi offered in the lobby and basic cable tv (BrightHouse) is provided free of charge in each residents room. Bottom line – Mom & Dad’s home cannot be replaced but The Barrington is the next best thing.
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.