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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.
June 28th, 2022
Caregiver Burnout: Recognizing, Preventing, and Overcoming Exhaustion
Caregiver burnout is a reality even in the best of situations. Needing a break from meeting the needs of your loved one doesn’t mean you love them less, are being selfish, or are inadequate to provide for them. It just means you are human. Recognizing your limitations is important when providing long-term care.
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.