Cedar Crest is an active community with a full agenda of events available to residents. While all activities are optional, residents can choose from a wide array of opportunities to learn new skills, enjoy old hobbies, or socialize with neighbors. Program staff members are also available to modify activities or develop individual service plans to ensure each resident stays active.
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Residents’ wellness is a priority at Cedar Crest, so our Wellness Coordinator, Sue Malmanger, CWPC, CWPM, has implemented programs that focus on upper and lower body strength, agility, and balance and mobility.
With an opportunity to participate in various programs, such as the Strong and Fit and Zumba Gold classes, a walking club, and other fitness activities, Cedar Crest residents must first take a Senior Fitness Test to determine the exercise program that is right for them.
The goal of our fitness and wellness programs is to build cardiovascular health, reduce the effects of diseases and chronic conditions, and improve balance and mobility to avoid falls or other accidents.
The Cedar Crest lifestyle promotes a healthy body, mind, and spirit. To nurture residents’ spiritual health, our pastoral team leads devotionals each week, Sunday morning and evening worship services, and Bible study classes, and is also available for private meetings.
Cedar Crest’s beautiful, interdenominational chapel is also ideal for quiet, personal reflection and organized worship.
Religious services for all denominations are held either in our chapel or at nearby congregations.
Although each Cedar Crest apartment and town home includes a full kitchen, residents don’t have to worry about cooking. Cedar Crest features a restaurant-style dining room that serves three nutritional meals daily. Tickets are sold on a per meal basis at the main reception desk.
Assisted Living and skilled nursing areas also offer residential-type meals served from “warming kitchens.” This allows residents flexibility to eat on their own time frame and at their own pace, and emphasizes Cedar Crest’s “person-first” philosophy.
Deciding to move to a retirement community is a big decision. There is research to be done, questions to ask, friends and family to consult, and other considerations to be made. To make the process more manageable, here are tips for each phase of the transition:
- Making the Decision: Decide what you are looking for in a retirement community - full maintenance, balanced meals, quality service, and other amenities – and what type of care you or your loved one needs. Once you’ve identified your requirements, start researching and evaluate your options.
- Choosing a Community: Once you’ve determined your needs and desires, it’s important to find the community that meets them. Make a list of your “must-haves” and keep these in mind when you’re researching. Here are some things to consider when choosing a community:
- Location and proximity to shopping and other local destinations
- Services, amenities, and activities offered
- Your first impression when you visit
- Financial and move-in information provided
- Planning Your Move: Now that you’ve found the perfect community to reside at, it’s time to sort through your belongings and pack. Set a timetable and designate “packing days” to ensure you accomplish all necessary tasks.
- Tips For Downsizing: Ask yourself questions about different items – Will it fit in the new space? Is it useful or loved? Or am I just keeping it out of habit? What function will it serve in my new home? Once you’ve answered these questions, pick out items you need or want to keep and let loved ones choose items. Donate other belongings to charitable causes.
Senior Move Management Services
Cedar Crest works closely with SEGUES Senior Move Specialists to make your transition smooth. Its team offers residents a variety of services, including help with downsizing, moving and settling in. Cedar Crest reimburses new residents for some SEGUES expenses. Ask the sales manager for details.
For more information, visit www.segues.net.
- The Move-In Process: Once you are ready to make the move to Cedar Crest, our staff is here to help.