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.
Health Goals for 2018 Back
Happy New Year! Are you a fan of making yearly goals or resolutions for the year ahead? Setting easy health goals for the year are a fun way to help you achieve them. The theme behind these goals is taking the time to take better care of yourself. They will help you a live happier and healthier life. Here are a few simple goals are great ideas if you are looking to take better care of yourself in 2018 or any year after.
Take the time to exercise regularly. The recommended amount of exercise for seniors is two and a half hours per week or thirty minutes per day. Exercising regularly helps you to maintain a healthy weight and good overall health. Regular exercise is also very important for preventing disease and chronic conditions like diabetes, cancer, heart disease and more. Regularly exercising and staying fit will also improve your balance and help you to strengthen yourself. This will help you to avoid falling and injuring yourself. While it may be hard to do every day, exercising regularly has numerous health benefits.
Make better choices when eating and develop a good sleep routine. These come up in many articles, but they are very important when it comes to taking care of yourself. Exercising regularly will go a long way to helping you become healthier, but it needs to be paired with a healthy diet for you to really see a difference. Eating and maintaining a well-balanced diet is important when improving your health. Eating a balanced diet helps to keep your organs performing well and helps to fight sickness as well as fatigue.
Getting a good night’s sleep, roughly 7-9 hours, will help to give you energy during the day because sleep plays a vital role in your overall health. You’ll be able to function well during the day and be ready to tackle exercising and any other plans you have. Taking an occasional nap also has many health benefits that include reducing fatigue, increasing focus, and reducing the need to reach for a caffeinated beverage.
Taking better care of yourself in all aspects- physically, emotionally, and mentally will help you to lead an even better life and setting easy goals is a great way to help you get started. These goals should not make you feel pressured to do these things unless you really want to achieve them. Set these achievable goals for yourself in 2018 and watch how they improve the quality of your life.
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.