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.
Healthy Heart, Happy Living Back
February is the month of love. Love for family, friends, yourself, and especially your heart. That is why February is American Heart Month, a month-long observance to raise awareness for heart disease and to promote heart health. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, so education of all things heart-related is extremely important. Now I won’t go on and spit facts at you or tell you to eat your veggies, but The Barrington is a community that strives to ensure you have everything you need to keep your heart healthy and happy!
For starters, our resort-style dining and chef-prepared meals are catered towards all diets and contain all the nutrients your heart loves. Our phenomenal chef at The Barrington prepares every meal with fresh ingredients daily. Foods such as eggs, fish, lean meat, nuts and seeds, whole grains and fresh produce are all strategically chosen because of their importance to heart health. Controlled portions and proper serving sizes are also important to making sure you get the right nutrients daily.
The Barrington offers plenty of opportunities for fitness and exercise, geared towards seniors in Largo, Florida. From walking around the property to Aqua Aerobics, Chair Yoga, Tai Chi, and free weights, all of our residents have the resources and options for exercise they enjoy. Just fifteen to thirty minutes of low intensity exercise increases cardiovascular function. Whether you can move better than a 20-year-old or need the anti-gravity effects of our swimming pool, The Barrington has what you need to get your blood pumping.
Everyone is different so discussing your personal diet, weight, and exercise habits with your doctor is the best way to develop a routine that works for you and your body. Being aware of your risk is the best way to improve and prevent heart disease.
Your heart is important. You should be happy and healthy socially, physically, emotionally, and internally. Live your healthiest life at The Barrington.