Living a Life of Purpose and Meaning

Living a Life of Purpose and Meaning

August 16, 2017

Aging consumers encounter a new vernacular as they explore the next chapter of living options.  While living actively, baby boomers often desire lifestyles different from those of their parents.  For the first time, younger seniors are considering transitioning earlier to afford a retirement with meaning and purpose.  A Life Plan Community offers a life style designed to meet this new trend.

The diverse living options afforded by the senior housing industry often result in questions specific to a Life Plan Community.  From contract options to lifestyle amenities, the industry increasingly caters to the active baby boomer who is ready to live without the headaches of home ownership and who desires the connection found by living in an age-restricted community.

A Life Plan Community (formerly CCRC) is registered as an age-restricted community that provides active living through multiple living and care needs, while being integrated into the community through social accountability.  A Life Plan Community offers all levels of living, from independent cottage and apartment living, to living with assistance and long-term care.  In 2015, the NameStorm task force determined the senior housing industry needed to shift from the name Continuing Care Retirement Community to Life Plan Community to place a stronger emphasis on healthy and active living.  As a licensed Life Plan Community, these lifestyles are offered within a single campus.

Contract options also vary.  A Life Care contract typically means an upfront buy-in in addition to monthly rent, where seniors are guaranteed all levels of living options including health care in a skilled nursing neighborhood.  Type B, or modified contracts, often are a month-to-month type rental agreement offered at a Life Plan Community.  Finally, a Type C contract means a fee-for-service type contract.

Many benefits come with a Life Plan Community, but with people living longer the care needs of one spouse often determine the living options for the couple.  A Life Plan Community addresses these needs and provides options for both.

Living options at a Life Plan Community include:

Independent Living: Available in a variety of floor plans and prices ranges, independent living includes apartment or cottage style living with access to wellness programs and enrichment throughout the community.

Assisted Living:  Private one-bedroom or studio apartments are located in a licensed area of the community and provide around the clock care for aging adults who need additional assistance with their activities of daily living.  Meal preparation, medication reminders, bath-aid, and socialization are some of the amenities.

Skilled Nursing Care or Long Term Care: Registered as an acute care facility, licensing requirements are much more stringent for nursing care, rehabilitation therapy, and long term living care.  Rehabilitation, hospice, and pain management are also available.

Join the movement where health and wellness are part of everyday living, bringing meaning and purpose to aging adults at a Life Plan Community.  Adults 62 years and older find vibrancy, meaning, and engagement when their lives are enriched by cognitive stimulation, physical exercise and healthy eating.

Crista Senior Living offers two Life Plan Communities located in Shoreline (Cristwood) and Silverdale (Crista Shores).

Cristwood, a Christian Lifeplan Community | Shoreline, Wash.

Set on a beautiful 55-acre campus just north of Seattle in the community of Shoreline, Cristwood is a Life Plan Community (CCRC) and home to seniors living independently; seniors who need additional assistance with daily living, seniors who need memory care living, and options where age isn’t a qualifier in rehabilitation (post-acute), and long-term care.

At Cristwood, each day is filled with endless opportunities, and independence is at your own pace.  Whether you desire to explore and travel, grow in your learning, mentor others, make exercise and fitness a priority, or simply enjoy new experiences and friendships, Cristwood is your new home.

At Cristwood, Edmonds is short drive away, where you can be on a beautiful ferry ride across the Puget Sound in minutes or enjoy a day trip to the Cascades.

Shopping and theatre are part of everyday living, with easy freeway access to Seattle or Everett. Shoreline is home to cultural diversity and engaging activities, the arts, or teeing off at the Nile Golf Course; you will be pleasantly surprised with what retirement looks like here. The amenities and floor plans at Cristwood are created with you in mind. Welcome to Cristwood.

Crista Shores, a Beachfront Retirement Community | Silverdale, Wash.

Located on the shores of Dyes Inlet in Silverdale, Crista Shores offers waterfront views where community and lifestyle blend with ease. The views are amazing, with each residential apartment facing the water. With both independent living and assisted living options and a variety of floor plans, CRISTA Shores is a breathtaking community where retirement living brings about relaxation, exploration, and curiosity.

At CRISTA Shores, each day is filled with endless opportunities and independence is at your own pace.  Whether it is your desire to explore and travel, experience lifelong learning, mentor others, make exercise and fitness a priority, or simply enjoy new experiences and friendships, CRISTA Shores is your new home.

CRISTA Shores is located in Silverdale, where Kitsap County boasts 283 miles of scenic saltwater front, just around the corner from the US Naval Shipyards in Bremerton and the Hood Canal. Experience a short day trip to the Olympic National Park, or take advantage of the five miles of the Clear Creek Trail that that is connected to CRISTA Shores. Shopping in Bremerton and Silverdale brings less congestion and ease. Premium healthcare is right around the corner through CHI Franciscan (Harrison Hospital) with state-of-the-art care. Our aim is to help you live your best life possible, to live well. Welcome to CRISTA Shores!