Lifestyle at Cedar Crest in Janesville, WI

Social Life

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.

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Health Center
Assisted Living
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Residents’ wellness is a priority at Cedar Crest, so our Wellness Coordinator, Nancy Mayhew, CWPC, CWPM, has implemented programs that focus on upper and lower body strength, agility, and balance and mobility.

With an opportunity to participate in various programs, such as the Strong and Fit and Zumba Gold classes, a walking club, and other fitness activities, Cedar Crest residents must first take a Senior Fitness Test to determine the exercise program that is right for them.

The goal of our fitness and wellness programs is to build cardiovascular health, reduce the effects of diseases and chronic conditions, and improve balance and mobility to avoid falls or other accidents.

Smart Moves
Wellness is not just the absence of disease. It can be measured in all aspects of life - body, mind, and spirit. Wellness programs like Smart Moves help older adults improve and maintain their health while working toward their maximum potential.

Click here to download the Smart Moves brochure.

Click here to download the schedule of Smart Moves fitness classes and descriptions of each.

Spiritual Care

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.

Dining & Nutrition

Although each apartment and town home includes a full kitchen, residents don’t have to worry about cooking. The Terrace Dining Room features a restaurant-style experience that serves three nutritional meals daily prepared by our in-house chef. Residents have menu-style options, including entrées for those who have special dietary needs. There is no need to carry around cash, because meals are charged to the residents’ apartment or town home.

Assisted living and skilled nursing areas also have their own dining rooms, which provide hot, home-cooked meals served on the residents’ own time frame and at their own pace. The flexibility emphasizes Cedar Crest’s “person-first” philosophy.

Residents also have the option of casual dining at the Garden Café for a light breakfast, lunch or afternoon snack. Baked goods, salads, and sandwiches are served fresh daily. A variety of coffee drinks, teas, smoothies, and other beverages are offered as well.

Moving Here Is Easy!

Deciding to move to a retirement community is a big decision. There is research to be done, questions to ask, friends and family to consult, and other considerations to be made. To make the process more manageable, here are tips for each phase of the transition:

  • Making the Decision: Decide what you are looking for in a retirement community - full maintenance, balanced meals, quality service, and other amenities – and what type of care you or your loved one needs. Once you’ve identified your requirements, start researching and evaluate your options.
  • Choosing a Community: Once you’ve determined your needs and desires, it’s important to find the community that meets them. Make a list of your “must-haves” and keep these in mind when you’re researching. Here are some things to consider when choosing a community:
    • Location and proximity to shopping and other local destinations
    • Services, amenities, and activities offered
    • Your first impression when you visit
    • Financial and move-in information provided
  • Planning Your Move: Now that you’ve found the perfect community to reside at, it’s time to sort through your belongings and pack. Set a timetable and designate “packing days” to ensure you accomplish all necessary tasks.
  • Tips For Downsizing: Ask yourself questions about different items – Will it fit in the new space? Is it useful or loved? Or am I just keeping it out of habit? What function will it serve in my new home? Once you’ve answered these questions, pick out items you need or want to keep and let loved ones choose items. Donate other belongings to charitable causes.

Senior Move Management Services
Cedar Crest works closely with SEGUES Senior Move Specialists to make your transition smooth. Its team offers residents a variety of services, including help with downsizing, moving and settling in. Cedar Crest reimburses new residents for some SEGUES expenses. Ask the sales manager for details.

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  • The Move-In Process: Once you are ready to make the move to Cedar Crest, our staff is here to help.