Intergenerational Connections

Intergenerational means just that…intertwining the lives of seniors with people of every age.  Because King’s Schools is located on the Shoreline campus, you will find seniors interacting with students and their families on a daily basis.

CRISTA Senior Living, a leader in retirement community living for more than 60 years, received the 2010 "Generations United/MetLife Foundation Intergenerational Shared Site Excellence Award" in recognition of its programming that integrates King’s Schools’ students with Senior Living residents on the same campus.

With more than 700 seniors on our two retirement campuses and over 1,300 students at CRISTA's two school locations, CRISTA Senior Living is a “Community Like No Other.” Community is at the heart of the multiple intergenerational activities on campus where Senior Living residents volunteer in the schools and serve as mentors to the students. At the same time, King’s High School students are able to build relationships and participate in activities with seniors through the “Connections Club.”

Preschool children join Skilled Nursing Residents for songs or poems, older students work in the Cristwood Park Dining room and children of all levels join in an annual Christmas parade just for Senior Living. Youth has no age at CRISTA Senior Living—we have maintained a “young at heart” attitude for these 60 years.

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