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.
The Benefits of Book Clubs Back
If you feel like happiness is talking about books with friends, then a book club might just be what you are looking for. On the other hand, if you don’t consider yourself much of a reader, you may just want to give a book club a try anyway! Reading improves your cognition and mental sharpness, and book clubs can improve your social, mental, and emotional health. Sounds like a match made in heaven, right? Consider these benefits of participating in a book club as you enjoy your golden years:
Connecting With Like-Minded People
One of the most important benefits of book clubs is the social interaction you experience with your peers, with the community staff, and others. From meeting new people, making new friends, to sharing stories and thoughts; book clubs are a great setting to connect with someone else. The book will provide a common interest to break the ice and get a good discussion going.
Studies have shown that reading improves brain function. As you read books you otherwise may not have (as they are suggested in the club), you not only enjoy the benefits of reading to prepare for the meeting, but your thoughts and ideas are expanded throughout the discussion as you meet together. You horizons will broaden as you explore authors and topics you otherwise may not have just by being in a book club!
It’s no secret that reading about historical events and other’s experiences is very inspiring. Maybe a book you read with the club will inspire a new interest or hobby? Maybe you will be curious about a new skill or talent you’d like to develop? There’s no doubt that new interests will arise from the books you read and interactions you have from book club.
Contribute to Those Around You
It may seem simple, but book clubs provide a forum in which seniors can contribute to the community. Sharing knowledge and things you have learned with others renews confidence and offers a sense of pride. In no time, you may start suggesting the next book to read!
A book club is a great place for seniors to stay sharp, contribute, and make and keep friends. If you need assistance in order to attend book club, reach out to your community staff to make arrangements to go. If you feel that your vision is too impaired to participate, find out if there is large print, audio, or e-reader versions available for you. A book club just may be what you’ve been looking for!
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.