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Fall Proofing Your House

According to the CDC, 33% of adults age 65 or older will experience a fall this year. For older adults, falls can cause very serious…

September 30, 2020

TOP tips for simplifying your move — and your…

Moving into a retirement community offers many advantages: less time and money spent on upkeep, a worry-free lifestyle, a wider range of activities, and more….

September 16, 2020

What makes CRISTA Different

When visitors walk through our community, we often hear them say, “There is something different here”.  We believe that is because our residents and staff…

August 26, 2020

Planning the Perfect Picnic

As our counties reopen in Washington, we are experiencing more freedom to move around and enjoy outdoor activities. Although they look much different than last…

August 12, 2020

Summer Fun After a Pandemic

As Washington adjusts to the new normal, how we personally define “summer fun” has dramatically changed.  Even if everything has opened up, our lives and…

July 29, 2020

What Does It Mean to Stop and Smell the…

Although it is impossible to find exactly where the phrase first originated, the golfer Walter Hagen used to say “stop and smell the roses” and…

July 15, 2020

4th of July – It’s more than Just Fireworks

In a post pandemic environment, the 4th of July may not look like it has in the past.  Picnics, large gatherings with fireworks and parties…

July 1, 2020

Our Forever Father

Being an earthly father is a tough job and sometimes gets a bad rap. We are quick to criticize our dads and forget that they…

June 17, 2020

10 Tips for Smoothing the Transition into Assisted Living

Transitions are for the brave. They require extra strength both physically and emotionally to weather the changes. That is why it is so important to…

June 3, 2020

Gardening Small- 10 Tips for a Tiny Garden of…

Spring has sprung and after the last few months sequestered in our homes, we need some new life surrounding us.  Lady Bird Johnson once said…

May 20, 2020

Once a Parent, Always a Parent – Helping Adult…

The 2020 COVID 19 pandemic has caused a far-reaching economic situation and has left millions of people struggling financially.  With food banks struggling to meet…

May 13, 2020

Bouncing Back from Isolation

Isolation is a double edged sword. In the face of COVID 19, it provides safety from getting and passing to others a deadly virus. On…

May 6, 2020

Praying and Smiling at the Same Time

We recently discovered this prayer said to have been written by a Seventeenth Century Nun.  Although we could not prove authorship, it was a beautiful…

April 29, 2020

Spring Clean Like a Minimalist

Spring cleaning has taken front stage this year as many Americans are under stay-at-home orders to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Even though…

April 22, 2020

Creative Ways to Visit Seniors During COVID-19

Physical distancing during the “Stay at Home” order is important to the health and well being of the masses, but how can we maintain important…

April 15, 2020

With All the Restrictions, What CAN We do for…

Many who are reading this article today remember World War 2 and the Depression.  A time when communities naturally pulled together to support one another…

April 8, 2020

Taking Advantage of Being a Homebody

With the new world of quarantine and isolation that much of the nation is experiencing right now, staying home is not an option.  Isolation has…

April 2, 2020
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Loving and Communicating from Afar – When face to…

Now that ‘social distancing’ and ‘quarantine’ are fully a part of the American vocabulary. It is important that we don’t forget how to communicate with…

March 25, 2020

Isolation and Social Distancing- Are there Long Term Social…

Quarantines date back to antiquity. In Bible times, even after ceremonial cleansing or healing, people were ordered to “stay outside their tent for seven days.”…

March 18, 2020

Positive Aging vs. Anti Aging

We are aging and there is no getting around it. Our bodies are made of cells, and cell death naturally occurs as we age.  We…

March 12, 2020

How to Survive Your First Rehab Experience

Very few people make it through their aging journey without experiencing a trip to the hospital, a surgery or a rehabilitation stay.  Hospitals are set…

March 4, 2020

Are You Becoming a Couch Potato? This can save…

The long winter months have taken their toll on our bodies. With cold and rainy weather keeping us indoors, our bodies have become sedentary and…

February 26, 2020

Is One Really the Loneliest Number?

In 1969 a song was released about being single called “One is the Loneliest Number.” Made famous by Three Dog Night, the recording reached number…

February 19, 2020

Celebrating Valentine’s Day Solo

This week Hallmark stores will be packed with people looking for chocolates and last minute cards covered with hearts!  Some statistics say that over 58…

February 12, 2020
Eating healthier when single

How to Eat Healthier When Living Alone

Living alone has significant benefits in the kitchen.  You can eat what you want, when you want, cook or not cook and fully enjoy food…

February 5, 2020

A Gentle Guide to Enjoying the Winter Outdoors

The winters in Washington can be long, wet and really cold, so appreciating the dark months of early winter can be a real challenge. Fortunately,…

January 30, 2020

Staying Positive in a Negative Culture

Have you noticed the pessimism that seems to have enveloped our country and communities? Are you discouraged by the negativity that is being broadcasted by…

January 22, 2020
Downsize Sparks Joy

Does Downsizing Really Spark Joy?

When Marie Kondo first published her book about Tidying Up, people around the world made “does it spark joy?” a household saying. All of a…

January 15, 2020

How Do People Get Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is a rare cancer that develops after being exposed to a toxic substance called asbestos. Many people were unknowingly exposed to asbestos for the…

January 8, 2020
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All Work & No Play Makes a Dull Day

5 Things Everybody Ought to Know About Hobbies Having a hobby brings more than personal enrichment to our lives. By learning new skills, resurrecting dormant…

January 1, 2020

Behold I Will Do Something New: Prayer for 2020

January 1st brings a fresh new start for each one of us. Every New Year gives new reasons to hope. More than just a number,…

December 25, 2019

Is There A Place for New Year’s Resolutions as…

In a 2019 British survey, only 14% of people over 50 years old said they would make New Year’s Resolutions. We can speculate why. Is…

December 15, 2019

8 Tips for Beating Loneliness

“While everyone around me is celebrating, I am expecting to be alone. Or even worse, surrounded by couples and strangers.”  -Could This Be You? Loneliness…

December 11, 2019

Avoiding Family Drama

5 ways to enjoy the next family gathering This season brings numerous opportunities to visit with friends and family.  Whether you are at a party…

December 4, 2019

Enchanting and Age Friendly Events You Won’t Want to…

Age-friendly places to visit over the holidays There are a multitude of wonderful holiday activities to go to nearby this year, but not all of…

November 27, 2019

A Winter Preparation Checklist

Winter storms can bring rain, snow, wind and freezing cold temperatures. Are you ready? Preparing well and making a plan can make a big difference…

November 20, 2019

It’s Pretty Great, Growing Older!

Sometimes it seems like all we hear about is the negativity of aging. Aches, pains, loss and defeat happen to everyone, not just to those…

November 13, 2019

Remember a Great Man

Mike & Vivian Martin Hebrews 13:7 tells us “Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way…

October 30, 2019