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    The Barrington of Carmel Celebrated its Grand Opening with Ribbon-cutting and Open House Activities


    The Barrington of Carmel welcomed special guests to come out and get a preview of “The New Adventure that Awaits” seniors moving into this new life care senior living community in Hamilton County. The Barrington will serve more than 330 residents and create more than 200 jobs through this $119 million project. The Barrington of Carmel is bringing an innovative approach to retirement living and is dedicated to providing resort-like amenities to individuals who call this community home. This fun-filled and enlightening event allowed the staff members to demonstrate how they go above and beyond.


    Carmel City Council President Eric Seidensticker was there for the official ribbon-cutting ceremony along with Carmel City Council Parliamentarian and past President Rick Sharp. Then, the open house festivities began immediately following and lasted until 3p.m. There were various stations set up throughout the 19-acre campus including a community art showcase tour with the local artists to discuss their work as well as performances by keyboardist Elaine Clark, harpist Abigal Acosta, Blue Dorian Jazz and Don Farrell, Judy Fitzgerald and Cynthia Collins of Actors Theatre of Indiana. In addition, guests had a chance to see the residents in action as they participated in regular activities and programs offered at The Barrington including fitness classes. Board member and aging and wellness expert Dr. David Gobble gave a presentation during the afternoon, and food and drinks were provided throughout the day’s festivities.


    The Barrington is a place for seniors to lead a very active and engaged lifestyle at any level with its state-of-the-art continuum of care through The Plaza at The Barrington. The Plaza provides health services to allow residents to age in place and receive any and all levels of care on the same campus as needed, including assisted living, memory support and private skilled nursing.


    The Barrington of Carmel is the only senior living community in the state to offer Masterpiece Living® - a scientifically-based research program that assesses physical health, social engagement, meaning and purpose, intellectual health as well as overall health risks and the mobility of residents on an individual basis. The assessments help to identify where they are in each area and a personalized plan is created to achieve improvement in the areas needed. Their progress will be tracked and monitored based on the preliminary Lifestyle Review, which serves as the benchmark, to ensure everyone is aging successfully from the moment the residents arrive at The Barrington.


    “We were all so excited to welcome people inside our Barrington community for tours, food and a variety of activities to give them just a small glimpse at the fun our residents have every day here,” said Troy Cannaday, executive director at The Barrington of Carmel. “Our theme, “A New Adventure Awaits,” could not have been more accurate: an adventure truly does await seniors after retirement, and we want them to live it out to the fullest here.”




    Situated on a 19-acre campus on Guilford Road off 116th Street, The Barrington began its phased opening in November 2013. It features 134 maintenance-free, independent living apartment homes and embraces the wellness-minded attitude of today’s older adults. The community provides 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 provides a full range of health care services for an onsite continuum of care. Care levels include assisted living, memory support and private skilled nursing. The phased opening for The Plaza began in 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.org or call (317) 810-1822.


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

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