SHORELINE, Wash. — CRISTA’s ministry was started in 1948 to transform the lives of troubled, at-risk youth. Now almost 75 years later, CRISTA serves millions of people a year through education, media, international relief and senior living communities.
Its Cristwood campus in Shoreline offers seniors plenty of greenspace, engaging activities, and arts.
“It’s just this park-like setting with multigenerational community there that makes people feel like it’s their home,” said Jacinta Tegman, CRISTA president and CEO.
The community is located on the CRISTA Ministries campus that also houses King's Schools (preschool through grade 12). Multigenerational living is a popular concept that allows older and younger generations to teach and learn from each other.
“What we love is just that multigenerational engagement,” Tegman said. “It’s good for our students because they have grandparents everywhere that come to their performances, sit at the football games and cheer them on. They, in turn, touch the lives of our senior residents.”
CRISTA offers options for seniors living independently, seniors who need additional assistance with daily living and seniors who need memory care living or long-term care. It is a faith-based community, and its employees are all Christians.
“At the core of CRISTA is just this heart to serve people,” Tegman said. “Every one of our staff members feels called to be there and feels called to love and serve those who are in their care.”
Independent living at the Cristwood campus is an affordable option for many in the Shoreline area. With beautiful walking trails and various activities, many seniors live into their 100s at CRISTA.
“When people are engaged, they’re happier, they live longer and they thrive,” Tegman said.
To learn more about senior living at the Cristwood campus in Shoreline, visit the CRISTA Senior Living website.