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.
Seniors and Social Media Back
Social media is popular among a vast age range. With various ways to stay connected and reconnect with people across the world, it has played a large role today. Here are some benefits and tips for seniors using social media.
Social media is a great way to keep in touch with your family and friends. These sites make communicating easy and can help to close distance gaps. Skype allows you to video chat with people that are down the street or across the world. Facebook allows you to see glimpses of people’s lives- the pictures, videos, and statuses they post regardless of where they are in the world. It is also a great way to keep track of the younger generation: your grandkids, nieces, and nephews.
It is not only a great way to keep in touch with people, it is also a good way to reconnect with people you have lost contact with over the years. Maybe it is a long-lost childhood friend, or a neighbor you had a while back, either way, social media will allow you to reconnect easily and be able to see what their lives are like now.
Social Media is a great opportunity to continue learning. There are always interesting articles and videos being posted about various topics. Not only is it a great way to learn new things, you can also meet people with the same interests as you.
You can find an array of information on social media; not everything you see will be educational. Social media is a great outlet for entertainment. You can find latest news stories, various entertainers, and musicians, videos of cute animals and more on a daily basis. There are tutorials for learning new crafts and hobbies, advertisements for the newest businesses, products, and styles.
There are some definite “Don’ts” when it comes to social media; Never include important information on social media. You should never post your address, social security number or other important information. There are people out there that will steal your information. It is also important to be careful of who you are adding on your social media accounts. Never accept friend requests or invitations from someone you do not know.
There are many benefits to using social media. If you are careful and have fun while using whatever platform you choose, you will enjoy your social media experience.
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.