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elderly couple on a walk
January 13, 2022

Tips for Touring a Senior Living Community

The decision to move to a senior community requires research and planning.  One of the first steps when considering a move is to contact the community and arrange a tour.  Preparing your thoughts and questions...

The perfect Christmas side dish - Christmas Salad!
December 20, 2021

The perfect Christmas side dish – Christmas Salad!

Are you looking for a nutritious yet festive side dish to bring to your Christmas gatherings? The Christmas salad is a favorite dish among our residents and we’re providing the recipe for you to try...

covid survey results
April 08, 2021

High Marks on COVID Survey

At Christian Village Communities (CVC), we continuously seek ways to enhance the lives of our residents.  Part of this is asking for feedback and ways that we can improve.  With the COVID-19 pandemic, we are...

social worker
March 25, 2021

The Role of a CVC Social Worker

You may have wondered from time to time, about the role or job duties of a Retirement Community Social Worker. In any setting, the primary role of a social worker is to address personal barriers...

Guardian Center for Memory Support Open House
November 11, 2020

How To Know It’s Time For Assisted Living

As your parents age, it can be hard to tell when it might be time for some extra care. We sat down with one of our nursing supervisors, Quita Howell, at Christian Village Communities to...

elderly couple playing cards at a table
October 22, 2020

10 Fun Indoor Activities for Seniors

As the weather cools down and the pandemic wears on, it’s crucial to keep yourself busy, which is why we’ve compiled a list of entertaining indoor activities for you to try. Use this downtime to...

Healthy Eating Recipe
October 06, 2020

Healthy Eating Tips for Older Adults

Healthy eating is a crucial part of any balanced lifestyle, but it’s especially important as you age. At The Christian Village at Mason (CVM), our Registered Dietitian and Director of Food & Nutrition sat down...

SWCA Groundbreaking Ceremony Recap
September 30, 2020

SWCA Groundbreaking Ceremony Recap

We’re excited about the newest edition to our Christian Village at Mason campus, the Stone Worship Center and Auditorium. After raising $2M of our $2.85M fundraising goal, we started construction on the auditorium and celebrated...

Woman tricked by social security fraud
August 12, 2020

Protect Yourself from Social Security Phone Scams

Social security fraud is becoming a serious issue. The abundance of technology in our lives makes it easier for bad actors to attempt scams. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) warns that they’ve received more than...

Take a tour of our retirement community
April 09, 2020

The Greatest Gift a Child Can Give an Aging Parent

Our experience has shown that in many cases an adult child is instrumental in playing a key role in helping an aging parent with the decision of finding and moving into the right retirement community....

moving made easy
March 27, 2020

Make Your House Irresistible to Buyers!

Seniors usually sell homes as their needs change. This includes moving closer to family, downsizing, increasing safety or joining a Life Plan Community like The Christian Village at Mason (CVM). Selling a home and moving...

Amazon Smiles: When Giving Cost You Nothing
February 06, 2020

Amazon Smiles: When Giving Cost You Nothing

There is a “free” way you could give money to Christian Village Communities. If you have an Amazon account that you purchase items through, Amazon offers you the opportunity to select a charity for them...

Top 10 Apps for Seniors
June 06, 2019

Top 10 Apps for Seniors

Nowadays, there is an app for everything, and you can pretty much do anything from your smartphone. With all these apps, it can be overwhelming trying to decide which ones you need. Here’s a list...

Ohio Department of Health/job fair
April 17, 2019

You May Have Found Your Next Workplace!

The Christian Village at Mason is holding a Job Fair at our campus on Wednesday, April 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We have a variety of job opportunities with great benefits. Full-time, part-time,...

How to enjoy a staycation
April 09, 2019

Staycation: A Time to Focus on Fun, Health and Wellness

“A staycation is all I’ve ever wanted” isn’t exactly what the Go-Go’s sang in their 1982 song Vacation. But looking at your daily life as a staycation helps you focus on health, wellness and happiness....

Partnering with the Mason Community Center
March 07, 2019

CVM and Mason Community Center Partnership

The Christian Village at Mason has a prime location in the heart of the City of Mason. One of the many benefits of the location is that the Mason Community Center (MCC) is less than...

5 tips to downsize
February 18, 2019

5 Helpful Tips for Downsizing

It’s that time of year. In the cold weather months, we all look around our living spaces and think about going through accumulated things. You may be considering a move to a life plan community...

Take these five steps to prevent falls
December 19, 2018

5 Ways to Prevent Falls at Home

Home should be your safe haven. But as it turns out, most falls take place there. With 1 in 4 Americans over the age of 65 falling each year, we want you to feel safe...

How senior citizens can improve their nutrition for overcomig 5 common myths
August 28, 2018

5 Myths About Senior Nutrition

We’ve heard all our lives that it’s important to eat a balanced diet. It’s a simple concept, but one that’s not always easy to follow on a regular basis. That’s especially true as we age,...

How to make technology work for senior citizens
May 02, 2018

Make Technology Work for You

It can be difficult keeping up with all the latest and greatest technology, gadgets and doodads. So many questions come up with each new possibility – What does it exactly do? Will it help me?...

6 Useful Apps for Seniors
June 20, 2017

6 Useful Apps for Seniors

Whether you need help remembering when to take your medication, need a ride to the doctor, or you just want to see more of your grandchildren, there’s likely an app for that just waiting to...

retirement community
May 03, 2017

The Top 5 Myths of Retirement Communities

Change can be exciting and difficult. You weigh new opportunities with eagerness alongside feelings of uncertainty and anxiety. You may love the thought of moving to a retirement community one minute. Then, you go back...

An older couple laughing together at Christian Village Communities
April 12, 2017

How Downsizing May Give the Up You Need

Bigger isn’t necessarily better. When it comes to housing, downsizing can feel downright good. As we stay in our homes, stuff simply accumulates. Some of it we enjoy. Some of it we don’t notice. Most...

short-term rehabilitation benefits
February 28, 2017

How You Can Benefit from Short-Term Rehabilitation

What happens when you’re ready to leave the hospital after surgery or a serious medical issue, but you’re not quite ready to be on your own again? Your best answer: Find a short-term rehabilitation program...

volunteer as a senior
January 31, 2017

The Top 3 Benefits of Volunteering as a Senior

Now’s the time to have some senior moments ?  moments where you take your collective experience and wisdom and share it with others. Volunteering your time helps strengthen your community, but it also provides you...

travel tips for seniors
December 14, 2016

How to Keep the Dream in Your Dream Vacation

Now that there’s a nip in the air and the prospect of snow, sleet and ice in our future, it’s the perfect time to dream about your next vacation. Imagine cruising around the Caribbean, enjoying...

lean how to prevent falls at any age
September 21, 2016

Preventing Falls at Any Age

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year millions of people age 65 and older fall. In fact, one out of three older people fall each year, and one out of five...

senior fitness
August 30, 2016

How to Maintain and Build Muscle Tone

Exercise is great at any age. It’s proven to improve mood, manage stress, and help prevent or delay disease. Regular activity is especially important for senior citizens to stay healthy and reduce aches and pains....

how much water do you really need in a day
July 21, 2016

How Much Water Do You Really Need?

We’ve all heard the standard “Drink eight 8-oz. glasses of water a day.” That’s good advice, but is it the best advice for your personal health? According to the Mayo Clinic, there are a number...

5 reasons seniors should embrace social media
June 10, 2016

5 Reasons Seniors Should Embrace Social Media

Seniors are embracing Facebook, Twitter and YouTube more and more. Maybe you’re already part of this community and have a Facebook account, which is the most popular social media website. Or maybe you’ve been tempted...