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Intergenerational Living at Cristwood

Experience the vibrancy of intergenerational living.

Among the many wonderful elements of our Cristwood campus is the vibrancy of intergenerational living, as the community is located on the CRISTA Ministries campus that also houses King’s Schools. Intergenerational living is an increasingly popular concept that allows older and younger generations to teach and learn from one another through meaningful and regular interactions. When someone moves to the Cristwood community, a fulfilling new chapter of their life begins, one that can be enriched considerably by the wisdom of youth. According to Cheri Burcham of the University of Illinois Extension, “Older adults can also benefit from their interactions with youth. They too can learn new skills, like technology, and often feel rejuvenated and energized after spending time with young ones. The more time spent with each other can also bring greater understanding and appreciation of each generation—their beliefs, values, and behaviors.”

When choosing Cristwood, our residents have the opportunity to be a part of the King’s Schools community. Our residents are regularly visited by King’s students, attend sporting events, concerts, theater productions, and much more. Our residents volunteer and find unique ways to contribute to CRISTA Ministries, World Concern, and CRISTA Media as well. Our residents who love the outdoors can also visit or support CRISTA Camps, located on the Kitsap Peninsula, during special events.

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What Are the Benefits of Intergenerational Living?

This is an important point to remember as you embark on your journey to find a senior living option for yourself or your loved one. Many people are unaware that this powerful symbiotic relationship can be achieved in the setting of a senior living community. Indeed, multigenerational or intergenerational senior living communities are on the rise—and with good reason. This kind of regular interaction can improve the lives of both parties and provide an additional dimension of fulfillment and engagement for older adults as they craft and perfect their lives during this new chapter.

Multigenerational communities are distinct in that they see the big picture. Unlike some traditional communities whose operations are confined to a singular structure or discrete campus surrounded by unrelated buildings and residences, these communities create an inclusive and holistic campus catering to multiple ages.

Sharing a campus with King's Schools and CRISTA Ministries is what makes Cristwood a vibrant place to live. While the adults and students have all that they need to live their own lives, the layout provides a unique opportunity for different generations to teach and learn from each other and enjoy all the resulting benefits.

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Learn More About the Cristwood Campus

Interested in learning more about Cristwood Community? Read about our lifestyle options, review our many floor plans, or explore the amenities, local attractions, and culinary delights Cristwood has to offer.

What People Are Saying …

I would like to commend Cristwood Park staff on their efforts to protect themselves and their residents from COVID. It’s been a concern of ours since last March and we have been relieved to see so few cases in the Cristwood Park community. I would like to thank the staff and leadership for their diligence in maintaining good protocols throughout this pandemic.

CWP Family Member

CRISTA has been a warm, friendly atmosphere to be a part of these past two years. It encourages friendships that encourage a pleasant living environment.

Marty Victor, CWP

Exceptional personalized holistic care. Helps keep Mom’s mind active and she flourishes with the nurturing care. Especially of value currently given the COVID restrictions. We are genuinely pleased with our mom's care.

Resident's Daughter, Memory Care

Thinking back on all the great care you and your team have given her at CRISTA, we thank you for all that. I am sure it made a difference in the quality of her life.

I appreciate the personal relationship I have with the staff and the good communication they give me.

I am so stunned by all the amazing people who live at CRISTA. The depth of their stories, their experiences are so powerful. They are fascinating and I learn something new every day! Such a wealth of intellect, experiences, and fun loving people. I love living here.

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