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    Carmel, Indiana

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    The Barrington of Carmel hosts “Mastering your Move” Seminar to Help Residents Transition into their New Home

    Residents and guests at The Barrington of Carmel recently heard great tips and advice from an experienced professional on the extensive process of relocating. The Barrington began its phased opening in November and has been welcoming more and more residents into this new senior living community, so Jennifer Kirstein of Senior Smart Moves came to share her insight and answer questions about where to start and how to manage the moving process. Senior Smart Moves has been helping Indy’s seniors through each step for 10 years, and Kirstein does more than help pack up items, she helps decide what to keep and what to sell during the move and transition. The company provides complete relocation, decorating and liquidation services and gives insight on how and where to place items according to residents’ individual floor plans at The Barrington. Resident Barb Story, worked with Kirstein to get moved into The Barrington and certainly was glad she did.

    “Jennifer gave great advice about how much ‘stuff’ I could bring and worked with my floor plan to know what would work in that space,” described Story. “Jennifer then helped me get rid of what was left by either selling it at auction or donating it. Jennifer left at 6:00p.m. the night of the move, there wasn’t a box in sight! Everything was put away. It was worth every penny!”

    Like many, Story could not do the heavy-lifting physically that a move requires, so she appreciated the help with the careful packing and loading that Jennifer and her team provided. It was also a relief to have them unload and unpack everything in her new apartment for her once she got to The Barrington. Now Story is free to spend her time enjoying the new community she calls home and meeting everyone there instead of unpacking and trying to determine where to put all of her belongings.

    “I wish I could have moved in here five years ago as soon as I’d signed up,” said Story. “I want to enjoy all the amenities as much as I can for as long as I can. I urge people not to wait too long to make the decision to move in; they should come while in good health! Everyone I talk to is so happy and grateful to be here – it’s a happy place!”

    “We want our residents to have the smoothest transition possible as they make The Barrington their new home, and we hope to help alleviate the stress that often comes with relocating,” said Dana Shore, director of sales and marketing for The Barrington. “We were happy to host Jennifer of Senior Smart Moves to make sure our residents know about the services that are available to them. We want the moving process to be a positive experience overall and our residents to focus on just enjoying their time here.”

    About The Barrington of Carmel

    Situated on a 19-acre campus on Guilford Road off 116th Street, The Barrington recently began its phased opening in November. Upon completion, it will feature 134 maintenance-free, independent living apartment homes and embraces the wellness-minded attitude of today’s older adults. The community will provide a variety of services and amenities, including fine dining, a bistro, fitness and wellness centers, creative arts studio, salon and spa, library, housekeeping, scheduled transportation and more.
    In addition to the resort-style independent living residences, The Plaza at The Barrington will provide a full range of health care services for an onsite continuum of care. Care levels will include assisted living, memory support and private skilled nursing. The phased opening for The Plaza begins this February.

    The Barrington of Carmel is sponsored by Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation. Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation (SQLC) is a not-for-profit organization that sponsors and operates the life care communities of Edgemere (Dallas), Querencia at Barton Creek (Austin), The Buckingham (Houston), Mirador (Corpus Christi), and The Stayton at Museum Way (Fort Worth).

    For more information about The Barrington of Carmel, visit www.TheBarringtonofCarmel.com or call the Information Center at (317) 706-6760.

    For more information about SQLC, visit www.SQLC.org.
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