Amenities at Cedar Crest are an extension of your home. As an Independent Living resident, you have the freedom to:
- Grab a Latte and a pastry at the Garden Café
- Connect with nature with our Gardens and Walking Trails
- Check out a book or work on a puzzle at our Library
- Start a new project at the Woodworking Shop or Activity Room
- Work on your fitness at the Wellness Center
- Shoot pool or play cards at the Game Room
- Host a private get-together at one of our three Party Rooms
- Schedule a manicure at the Salon
Cedar Crest provides many opportunities for you to get connected with others. A typical week in Independent Living includes fitness classes, discussion groups, art classes, game night, movie night, and much more. In addition to that there are special events like seasonal parties, happy hour, birthday parties, pizza nights, and scheduled outings. Most residents will tell you that they are more active at Cedar Crest than they ever were at home.
Residents in our Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Skilled Care have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of activities provided by our Life Enrichment team.
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.
Wellness can be measured in all aspects of life – body, mind, and spirit. Nancy Mayhew, our Wellness Coordinator, has implemented programs that focus on upper and lower body strength, agility, balance, and mobility.
The goal of our wellness programs is to build cardiovascular health, reduce the effects of disease and chronic conditions, and improve balance and mobility. Click on each of the current classes for a detailed description of each activity.
There is no treatment or drug that can match the body’s own astonishing capability to heal itself. In Chinese medicine, the gentle practice of qigong allows you to consciously activate the body’s natural healing intelligence and direct vital energy to the places in need of restoration and repair.
Qigong exercises will help you relieve pain and rebuild your strength and joint health and flexibility. Included are breathing exercises, meditations to quite your nervous system, and acupressure massage. This class is for all fitness levels and can be done sitting in a chair or standing.
Strong and Fit
Strength training improves bone density, reduces falls, reduces arthritis symptoms, and increases flexibility and strength. The first half hour of this class consists of upper and lower body strength training. The second half is aerobic dancing. People have successfully started strength training in their 70’s, 80’s and even 90’s.
Did you know that Tai Chi is the most popular form of exercise on the earth? It is no longer just a Chinese phenomenon. For older adults, it is a great exercise because it has so much emphasis on balance and muscle control, which is often lost as people age. The health benefits of Tai Chi include balance, flexibility, range of motion, strength, energy, pain relief, tranquility, stress reduction, and peace of mind.
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.