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The Barrington of Carmel Becomes First in Indiana to offer Masterpiece Living

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Aerial view of The Barrington of Carmel, a life care senior living community under construction.
Aerial view of The Barrington of Carmel, a life care senior living community under construction.
2013-06-25 22:10:47 - The Barrington of Carmel will be the first in the state of Indiana to offer the nationally known program - Masterpiece Living, which will assess physical health, social engagement, meaning and purpose, intellectual challenge, health risks and mobility of the residents and track progress.

Everyone wants to live a long and happy life. In an ideal world, we would know exactly how to make that happen and be able to scientifically track data to ensure we were aging well. The Barrington of Carmel, a life care senior living community under construction, is about to make that ideal world a bit more real by offering this nationally known program - Masterpiece Living®. The program will assess physical health, social engagement, meaning and purpose, intellectual challenge, health risks and mobility of the residents. The residents will participate in research-based programs that focus on those particular areas. Both the residents and community can track the residents’ progress. The research this program provides is constantly being updated and

continually helps increase the program’s accuracy and goal of helping everyone age successfully. This exciting, innovative and personalized program makes for the basis of a new culture of senior care to help everyone take control of their aging destinies and age well overall.

“We believe Masterpiece Living is a vital new element in offering the very best and most up-to-date resources to our senior residents,” said Troy Cannaday, executive director of The Barrington. “It provides scientifically sound data to help our residents achieve the most enriched lifestyle possible and continue to live purposeful lives.”

Based on a decade’s worth of studies on aging, with an emphasis on the MacArthur Foundation Study on Aging, Masterpiece Living has determined that much more is possible the older we get. The study by the MacArthur Foundation shattered the stereotypes of aging. Through the study, it was determined that 70% of physical aging and 50% of mental aging is determined by lifestyle. If a person makes the right decisions, aging can actually be a time of growth, instead of a period of decline. The Barrington is hoping to become a community where residents come to grow and try new things, whether it’s participate in a yoga class for the first time or join an art class.

By The Barrington bringing Masterpiece Living to Carmel, it also introduces the state of Indiana to the unique wellness program. No other senior living community in the state offers it, making The Barrington a first of its kind.

The Masterpiece Living® program enables staff at The Barrington to develop a customized program for each resident, based on a preliminary Lifestyle Review that benchmarks where they currently are in all four areas necessary to maintain balance: physical, intellectual, social and spiritual.

The Barrington staff has been receiving Masterpiece Living training from a team of multi-specialty consultants since May. This will allow staff members to customize a development plan for each resident individually based on the outcomes they want to actualize in each life area when The Barrington opens this November.

In all cases from physical diet to intellectual stimulation, residents are encouraged to adopt the healthiest approaches based on outcomes that motivate them—such as greater independence, improved functionality and overcoming chronic conditions.

“One of the greatest aspects of Masterpiece Living is the way it empowers residents and helps them to make healthy decisions in such a personalized way and realize their full potential,” said Cannaday. “We are excited to see our residents thrive and grow in this revitalizing environment.”

About The Barrington of Carmel

Situated on a 19-acre campus on Guilford Road off 116th Street, The Barrington currently is under construction and will feature 134 maintenance-free, independent living apartment homes and embrace the wellness-minded attitude of today’s older adults. The community, scheduled to open in November, is 75% pre-sold and 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.

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 or call the Information Center at (317) 706-6760.

For more information about SQLC, visit

Contact Information:
The Barrington of Carmel

1400 S. Guilford Road
Suite 150
Carmel, Indiana 46032

Contact Person:

email: email


Gabrielle Wallace
Phone: 2148907912

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