Cristwood Park residents hit the books at King’s High School

The new program will resume next school year, and starting in October residents will have the opportunity to attend classes weekly
Jun 14, 2013
Seniors and students came together at a new event called “Welcome to Our World” as part of CRISTA Ministries’ intergenerational programming.

Senior residents of Cristwood Park were welcomed back to the world of classrooms and textbooks at King’s High School on May 29, as 22 of them spent the day connecting with students and teachers through a variety of academic subjects.

CRISTA Senior Living kicked off a new event called “Welcome to Our World” as part of CRISTA Ministries’ intergenerational programming.

Partnering with King’s High School on the CRISTA Ministries campus, the new program will resume next school year, and starting in October residents will have the opportunity to attend classes weekly.

“It was one of the best, and certainly the most rewarding, times I have had,” Resident Win Gentry said. “The students were interested in me as well as learning the subject.

“I was immensely impressed with their grasp of the subject matter and the quality of the teachers.”

The program is inspired and sponsored by King’s High School Connections Club, a group of students who work to create opportunities to connect across the generations present at CRISTA Ministries.

“Welcome to Our World” focuses not only on connecting seniors with students, but also giving seniors the opportunity to share their knowledge and expertise within the classroom.

With more than 500 senior residents sharing the CRISTA campus with King’s K-12 students, the program is just one of many ways that opportunities for learning and friendship among the generations are cultivated.

For more information on CRISTA Senior Living, contact Kellie Moeller (206-289-7782, kmoeller@crista.net).

CRISTA Senior Living offers two retirement communities: Cristwood in Shoreline, Wash. (just north of Seattle) on the 55-acre CRISTA campus and CRISTA Shores on the shores of Dyes Inlet in Silverdale, Wash.

 

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