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CRISTA Senior Living provides retirement resources and tools to families as they navigate the next chapter of life and care needed.
November 22nd, 2023
Thanksgiving Traditions: How Seniors Can Celebrate the Holiday Season
As Thanksgiving approaches, seniors at Crista Senior Living, a Christian Independent Living Community in Shoreline and Silverdale, Washington, have the opportunity to create memorable holiday traditions in our senior housing facilities. In this article, we will explore creative ways seniors can celebrate Thanksgiving while enjoying the community and support provided by Crista Senior Living.
November 8th, 2023
How Exercise Keeps Seniors Healthy Through November Chilly Weather
Making exercise a priority becomes even more crucial as November arrives and the weather gets colder, aiding seniors in maintaining their mobility and overall health. At Cristwood, a Christian Independent Living Community in Shoreline, near Seattle, we know exercise is vital to maintaining an active lifestyle, even in cooler weather.
April 12th, 2023
Make Your New Life at CRISTA Senior Living Community the Best it can be
One of the best ways to make the most out of Life Plan Communities or Senior Living Communities is to take part in group activities. New residents at CRISTA Senior Living find many events, classes, and social gatherings to enjoy.
April 5th, 2023
A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding the Different Levels of Senior Living Communities
As you enter the retirement years of life and are ready to let go of the responsibilities of a house and yard, there are many options to consider when looking at senior living communities. Depending on your needs, you can move into an independent living situation, assisted living, memory care, full-time nursing care, or respite. Here is an overview of each type of living situation for you to consider.
March 10th, 2023
Top Local Attractions for Seniors in Independent Living at Cristwood
Seniors in Independent Living apartments at Cristwood enjoy a community with many local attractions. The 56-acre CRISTA Ministries campus that Cristwood residents call home is conveniently located in Shoreline, WA, just north of Seattle. It’s close to beaches, parks, shopping, restaurants, and theater. Residents find many activities and events on campus and local attractions in the community to fill their days and evenings.
January 19th, 2023
The Unexpected Benefits of Senior Living Communities
At Cristwood in Shoreline and Crista Shores in Silverdale, seniors enjoy a life with purpose and engagement. Far from being sedentary, they are on the go, pursuing interests and worthwhile activities, and engaging with people of all generations. Let's explore some of the benefits living at CRISTA Senior Living provides.
December 16th, 2022
Thriving in a Senior Living Community
Moving into a Senior Living Community is a big decision and involves a life-changing transition. Many seniors fear it signals the beginning of the end for them. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Moving into a senior living community can actually be the beginning of a whole new adventure.
November 30th, 2022
Downsizing for Your Move Into a Senior Living Community
Congratulations! You’ve just made a monumental decision to simplify your life. You’ve decided it’s time to move into a senior living community. Not only that, but you have researched and toured senior apartments, and chosen which one is best for you. Take a deep breath and have a cup of tea. You’ve got some more work to do before you get there. Downsizing will be a big part of it, but you can do this!
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.”