CRISTA Senior Living provides retirement resources and tools to families as they navigate the next chapter of life and care needed.
October 24th, 2022
Finding the Right Senior Living Community for You
Choosing the right place and time to move into a senior living community requires forethought and planning. With decades of experience helping seniors thrive in their retirement years, Julie Raymond Chalk, MSSA, LMSW, emphasizes that having a plan and knowing what you want provides more options and is worthwhile, even before a person wants or needs to move from their own home.
September 20th, 2022
What You Need to Know About Assisted Living
After decades of working with seniors, Julie Raymond Chalk, MSSA, LMSW knows that most people want to stay in the home they’ve lived in for years and to which they attach many memories. “Ninety-nine percent of older adults want to stay in their home forever,” Chalk says. “The problem is, there are quite a few dangers in this, with isolation and safety being the primary ones.”
March 2nd, 2022
Making the Move: Assisted Living Checklist
Moving to a new home can be a demanding undertaking. Uprooting your life and relocating your belongings takes a lot of forethought and planning. This can be especially true of a move to an assisted living community. If you or your aging loved one are considering or have decided to make this transition, it is important to develop a game plan prior to moving day.
February 2nd, 2022
Lay of the Land: What to Ask on a Community Tour
The right senior living community can be a blessing to you or your loved one. It can provide a beautiful setting in which to enjoy one's retirement while offering the appropriate level of care or support. However, the levels of quality, competence, and expertise between communities can vary. A campus tour is an essential part of the assessment process.
January 5th, 2022
Mentorship: A Two-way Street
The concept of mentorship has been a part of human history for nearly perhaps as long as humanity itself has existed. Not only are wisdom, trades and skills passed on through the guidance of mentorship, but also invaluable elements like faith, tolerance and empathy. The mentee indeed has much to gain from the mentor, but one must also keep in mind that it is a mutually beneficial relationship.
December 1st, 2021
A Fresh Chapter: How Senior Living Fosters Independence
For many, the idea of moving into a senior living community can be a difficult one with which to reckon. If you have broached the subject with your aging loved one, you may have been met with resistance or even resentment. Conversely, if your adult children proposed a senior living option like assisted living for you, you likely experienced similar feelings.
November 22nd, 2021
Happy, Healthy, Holistic: Maintaining Whole-Body Health
Staying healthy is an important part of living a long and prosperous life. All too often, however, people simply associate this with their physical health. This is indeed an important part of longevity and happiness, but it is not the only piece of the puzzle.
November 18th, 2021
3 Misconceptions About Senior Living
Making the move to a senior living community can be one of the most positive and fulfilling experiences in a person’s life, allowing them to make the most of their retirement years in an ideal setting. Unfortunately, the public perception of the senior living industry can be clouded by stereotypes, outdated information and common misconceptions.
October 4th, 2021
Make the Right Choice: Senior Living Options Explained
If you have recently decided that a transition to a senior living community is in your best interest or that of a loved one—great job! You have taken the first and most important step on the journey to a wonderful and fulfilling new chapter. If you start to feel overwhelmed by the variety of options from which to choose when it comes to finding the ideal situation, you are not alone.