The Vista at Christian Health Care Center Earns First National Award

April 29, 2019
Vista Earns National Recognition

Christian Health Care Center’s newest addition, The Vista is already receiving national recognition; the project recently broke ground in March. Designed by LAN Associates and Merlino Design Partnership Inc., The Vista was featured in the 2019 Environments for Aging (EFA) Design Showcase, featuring a collection of outstanding senior living facilities.

The exclusive Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) was designed to encourage future residents to live a wellness centered, active, independent, maintenance-free lifestyle. The design team focused on elements that supported this initiative to provide residents with a variety of health focused amenities and cultural, educational, and social programs to increase residents’ activity.

“This senior living community will be one of the best in the area, it’s been 15 years in the making,” said Kenneth Karle, President of LAN Associates. “We incorporated spaces that will support the healthy lifestyle residents desire on a beautiful rustic site while reinforcing the idea of a community to promote social interaction that has been proven to improve life expectancies.”

The Vista at Christian Health Care Center located in Wyckoff, New Jersey, will house 199 independent living apartments and include a variety of amenities throughout the 400,000 sf space. Amenities include a fitness center, a private space for yoga and group fitness classes, wellness center, pool, spa facilities, cultural arts center, craft rooms, and three different restaurant venues. These diverse amenities encompass a true state-of-the-art facility, offering residents access to an exclusive community with an emphasis on activity and connectivity.

“Architecturally, this project was special,” said James Chen, Project Designer at LAN Associates. “The three-story Vista was designed to accommodate three resident wings that all converge and connect at a common level lobby.”

With its modern designs, and luxury amenities, The Vista rightfully earned its spot on the EFA Design Showcase list. A jury appointed by The Society for the Advancement of Gerontological Environments (SAGE), The Center for Health Design, the International Interior Design Association, and the American Society of Interior Designers reviewed submissions and winners were recognized in EFA’s Spring 2019 issue, as well as at the upcoming 2019 EFA Expo in Salt Lake City, Utah.

“After many years of careful planning and valuable discussions throughout our community, we are so excited to see The Vista begin and ultimately become a valued addition to the Christian Health Care Center,” said Douglas A. Struyk, President and CEO of CHCC. “Our efforts were not just focused on building and design, but also on creating a community among future residents who are making The Vista part of their life plan.”

The Vista broke ground in March 2019, marking the official start of construction and is expected to be completed by Fall 2020.