Frequently Asked Questions

General Community Information

As part of the Christian Health Wyckoff campus, The Vista is a nonprofit Continuing Care Retirement Community — or Life Plan community — for those age 62 and better. Our vibrant community is designed to promote an active, independent lifestyle for mature adults where friendships grow, well-being thrives, and new experiences are made. The Vista offers maintenance-free living and a variety of upscale services and amenities. With a full continuum of care available right on campus, those who reside at The Vista enjoy peace of mind for the future and the freedom to live fully today, knowing they have priority access to Christian Health’s health-care services should they ever be needed.

Our community opened in July 2021 and became the newest nonprofit Continuing Care Retirement Community in northern New Jersey.

There are so many great advantages to living at The Vista, including the opportunity to expand your circle of friends and welcoming neighbors. Living here also means enjoying a maintenance-free lifestyle, a wide array of services, upscale amenities, educational and cultural programs, holistic wellness programs, and the peace of mind for you and your family that comes with our Life Care plan.

  • Healthy, delicious chef-prepared entrées served in several dining venues, including a fine-dining restaurant, a casual and cozy bistro, which also offers convenient take-out options, and a private dining room to gather with family and friends
  • A state-of-the-art fitness center with cardio and weight equipment, plus a group exercise room
  • An aquatic center that features a heated indoor pool, whirlpool spa, and sauna
  • Salon and spa services for men and women, which include hair care, facials, massage, manicures, and pedicures
  • A performing arts center
  • A library, classrooms, and an art studio
  • Paved walking trails and gardens with wonderful mountain views
  • An outdoor terrace with a trickling fountain and café tables for al fresco dining
  • Planned social events, educational programs, and cultural and spiritual programming
  • An underground parking garage with elevator access and extra storage spaces
  • Guest accommodations for visiting family and friends
  • On-campus volunteer opportunities
  • 24/7 security team and an emergency alert system for each resident
  • Championship lounge with golf simulator, darts, and ping pong

Yes! The Vista offers 161 innovative and luxurious apartments for independent living with 24 different floor plans. Options include:

  • One bedroom
  • One bedroom with den
  • Two bedrooms
  • Two bedrooms with den
  • Three bedrooms with den

Every apartment includes a full kitchen and washer and dryer and has been designed to provide maximum access to natural lighting to create open, airy, and inviting living spaces. In addition, you have the opportunity to personalize your home with custom finishes.

Absolutely! In fact, additional customizations are welcome, and our move-in coordinator is available to personally assist you in making selections that suit your style. Each resident is responsible for all apartment customization costs (including architectural fees, if applicable) based on their personal preferences and choices.

Our welcoming community is nestled in a richly wooded setting with beautiful Ramapo Mountain views on the 78-acre Christian Health campus in Wyckoff and Hawthorne, New Jersey. The tranquil location is in a metropolitan county that provides easy access to the Hudson Valley and New York City, so attractions that appeal to people of all ages and interests are just a short drive away. In addition to more than 200 arts and historical organizations, the area is also home to a wide variety of shopping, dining, and entertainment destinations, as well as 9,000 acres of parkland, which includes five golf courses, 21 parks, two horseback riding areas, a nationally credited zoo, and much, much more.

Yes. Because The Vista is part of a Continuing Care Retirement Community, residents have access to additional care services without leaving the Christian Health campus, including:

  • Assisted living
  • Memory care residences and programs
  • Skilled nursing
  • Outpatient/inpatient short-term rehab
  • Mental health services

To learn more about the extensive continuum of care available to our residents, please visit

Becoming a resident involves a one-time entry fee, typically paid from the sale of your home, and monthly service fees. Your specific fees will be based on four factors:

  • The size of your apartment
  • The contract option you choose
  • Whether you are single or a couple
  • The percentage of your entry fee you would like to have refunded to you or to your estate

Two contract options — Fee-for-Service and Life Care — and three refund options are available to fit your personal financial situation.

There is an application process to reserve an apartment home at our upscale nonprofit Life Plan community. For all the details, please contact our sales office at (201) 848-4200.

Yes! Many of the community’s residents enjoy traveling or escaping the winter months as a snowbird. Dining credits are offered to those away from the community for an extended period of time.

Yes. One reserved underground parking space, with elevator access, is provided per apartment at no charge. In addition, outdoor parking is available — but not reserved — for second resident vehicles and guests at no additional cost.

Yes. Depending on your personal financial situation, you may be eligible for medical and property tax deductions. Contact The Vista or your financial advisor for more information.

It’s easy. Just call (201) 848-4200 and one of our residency counselors will be happy to answer any questions or provide any information you need. You can also take a private tour or join us for lunch or another scheduled event. Although walk-ins are welcome, appointments are recommended. Our sales office is open Monday through Saturday and evenings by appointment.

Absolutely! Fun, companionship, unconditional love — pets bring all this and so much more into our life every day. We’re pet friendly because we understand that our animal companions are an important part of what makes us happy, and we welcome them to share your life at The Vista.

Although every apartment home includes a fully equipped, contemporary kitchen that makes preparing meals easy, for those times when you don’t feel like cooking, the community offers several dining venues where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Your monthly fee includes a flexible culinary credit to take advantage of chef-prepared cuisine in any of our restaurants.

In addition to the culinary credit, a bundled monthly fee covers:

  • Most utilities
  • High-speed wireless internet
  • Security and emergency alert system
  • Home maintenance
  • Landscaping and lawn care
  • Underground parking
  • Semimonthly housekeeping and spring cleaning
  • Access to all on-campus amenities
  • A full continuum of support for peace of mind

It all adds up to everything you want to make your life worry-free and give you more time to fully enjoy your retirement.

Definitely. With over 10 resident-run committees, you have many options to have a voice in the community. In addition, Christian Health maintains a robust volunteer program that partners with its on-site continuum of care to enable individuals to make a difference in the life of other community residents, especially those in assisted living, memory support, and skilled nursing.

It’s a truly inspired lifestyle that’s full of possibilities and choices. With freedom from homeownership and household responsibilities, it’s easy for you to make the most of every day, pursuing what captures your curiosity, feeds your soul, and makes you happier. You can make it happen at The Vista. We know because that is what our residents tell us. Listen to real testimonials to hear for yourself what our residents have to say about living at The Vista.

Come and check us out. Join us for lunch or dinner, attend one of our monthly events, or schedule a personal and customized tour. If you’d like an even closer look, we welcome you to stay in one of several guest apartments and experience firsthand a day in the life of a resident. Our friendly residency counselors are ready to work with you one-on-one to help you determine if The Vista is the right place for you to call home.


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