Independent Living

Independent Living Activities to Make the Most of Every Moment

September 4th, 2023

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Independent Living at CRISTA Senior Living fills life with friendship, faith, and fun. With an unwavering commitment to providing exceptional senior care in an enriching environment, we encourage residents to seize every day. Wherever you live, here is a list of invigorating activities that will inspire you to embrace each moment enthusiastically and purposefully.

Independent Living Wellness and Fitness Programs

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is paramount for leading a fulfilling life. Independent Living at CRISTA Senior Living offers a wide range of wellness and fitness programs tailored to your individual needs and preferences. Engage in morning walks, join our water aerobics classes, or participate in low-impact exercises to boost your energy levels. These activities not only keep you physically fit but also foster a sense of camaraderie with fellow residents.

Creative Pursuits for Independent Living

Unleash your inner artist and explore your creative side in Cristwood’s art studio and woodshop. Attend arts & crafts classes or join the writing group. Work with others in the garden. There are many resident-led endeavors at CRISTA Senior Living. You might even discover hidden talents as you stimulate your imagination and express yourself!

Educational Opportunities Continue in Independent Living

Learning is a lifelong journey that residents at CRISTA Senior Living value. Residents frequent the libraries in our communities, celebrate countries around the world at Crista Shores in Silverdale, and learn alongside students at King’s Schools by volunteering to help our award-winning teams in DECA and Mock Trial.

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Independent Living Social Events and Gatherings

Building meaningful connections is at the heart of our senior living community. Embrace the spirit of togetherness by attending social events and gatherings organized regularly. From themed parties to musical performances and hymn-sings, you will build lifelong friendships and memories.

Independent Living Makes Time for Volunteering and Community Engagement

Contributing to the larger community can bring immense joy and purpose to your life. CRISTA Senior Living residents volunteer at King’s Schools, providing interaction with kids. Residents form interest groups that support missions and other causes. And they volunteer in the community.

Gardening and Nature Walks Enhance Independent Living

Our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for gardening and nature walks. Residents at CRISTA Senior Living live on beautiful campuses in the midst of nature. At Crista Shores in Silverdale, WA, they walk on a five-mile paved trail next to Dyes Inlet, and at Cristwood in Shoreline, WA, they walk on wooded trails on 56 acres of property. Both campuses have raised garden beds for residents to cultivate flowers and vegetables.

Friendly Competitions Abound Among Independent Living Residents

Never underestimate the power of a good game night! Engage in card games, board games, or friendly competitions like chess, Scrabble, bridge, or join the hearty competition at the ping pong table! These activities not only keep your mind sharp but also add an element of fun to your daily routine. CRISTA Senior Living residents know how to have fun!

At CRISTA Senior Living, independent living is not just a phase of life; it’s an opportunity to live life to the fullest. Our diverse range of activities will ignite your passion, stimulate your mind, and nurture your spirit. Embrace the day with an open heart, and you’ll find each moment brimming with possibilities.

Come join us at CRISTA Senior Living, where the joy of independent living knows no bounds. Sign up for a tour and see the CRISTA Senior Living difference!

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