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Activities at The Vista: ‘Everything a Resident Could Ask For’ in a CCRC

The Vista, a premier continuing care retirement community in northern New Jersey, offers a wide range of amenities for its residents. In addition to beautiful apartment homes, on-site dining, and breathtaking views, The Vista boasts a versatile and extensive schedule of classes, programs, and activities designed to engage, entertain, and inspire. Ellen DeBel, Wellness Coordinator, and Teela Ferriola, Resident Services Coordinator, have hosted …
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The Vista’s Award-Winning Design Promotes ‘A Sense of Community and Connection to Nature’

Christian Health’s premier continuing care retirement community for older adults, The Vista, has received the Argentum 2022 Senior Living by Design Award! This annual awards program honors the architects, design firms, and senior-living providers who create quality communities for older adults that focus on innovative and beautiful surroundings. This year’s winners are specifically noted for providing an environment that promotes community and a …
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6 Ways Gardening Boosts Wellness for Older Adults

The therapeutic nature of gardening has a variety of benefits for physical and mental well-being, making it a great hobby and source of activity for older adults. At The Vista, we have several beautiful community gardens for residents to grow fragrant flowers, flavorful herbs, or fresh veggies. Tending and enjoying the fruits of these gardens is an effective stress reliever, great exercise, and …
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The Top 10 Health Benefits of Swimming for Older Adults

Swimming is a great workout for older adults because it is low impact, poses minimal injury risk, and works every muscle group in the body, making it a safe and effective way to stay in shape. Since it is easier for older adults with common conditions such as arthritis to swim rather than participate in other types of exercise, they are more likely …
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5 Ways to Financially Plan for a CCRC

Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) offer a comprehensive continuum of care for older adults to age in place – ranging from independent housing to assisted living to round-the-clock skilled nursing services – all contained in one community. The appeal of a CCRC is the convenience of being able to live independently for as long as possible, and if the need for additional care …
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Vista Resident Spotlight: Jane Whitley on Enjoying CCRC Living

According to Vista resident Jane Whitley, the premier continuing care retirement community has it all. The Montclair native made the move to The Vista this past October and has been thoroughly enjoying everything it has to offer since. “When I found out The Vista was going to be built, I looked into that and signed up early on,” she said. “Then I thought, …
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An Elevated Experience in Fine Dining

The Vista, Christian Health’s premier continuing care retirement community, is nestled in the scenic Ramapo Mountains and offers an elevated community experience featuring beautiful independent senior living homes, a variety of luxury amenities, and a diverse selection of exceptional culinary options, from fine dining to pub fare, all served in a cozy yet upscale setting. Since its grand opening last June, The Vista …
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8 Great Benefits of CCRC Living at The Vista

A continuing care retirement community, or CCRC, is a long-term care option for older adults looking to remain in the community through different phases of the aging process. A CCRC, such as The Vista, offers access to a variety of types of housing within the same community to accommodate older adults with diverse needs – for example, a resident may move into an …
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Five Reasons Why The Vista Is Pet Friendly

When you move to The Vista, it’s important to bring your favorite things with you. Some of these special items might include your comfy couch, your favorite plants, and especially your beloved dog or cat! With pets proven to help us live longer, more fulfilling lives, The Vista is happy to welcome animal lovers! Here are five reasons why pets are welcome: Pets …
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7 Fabulous Floor Plans to Choose from in an Independent Living Retirement Community

The Vista offers plenty of independent living floor plans for those looking for a new home with open layouts and modern amenities in a maintenance-free apartment. Our one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments all offer a full kitchen, a washer and dryer, and light cascading in through the windows. With many layouts to choose from, you’re bound to find the one that suits you …
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