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Focus on Friendship at The Vista

For some individuals, living at The Vista will lead to building new friendships. For others, like Adelina Sapienza and Mary Miller, it means living closer to long-time comrades.

The two women became friends 15 years ago through Serving Hands, a group at Hawthorne Gospel Church which makes and supplies items for missionaries. Mrs. Sapienza lives in Paramus; Mrs. Miller lives in Wyckoff. In the future, they will be neighbors at The Vista.

The Vista is New Jersey’s new life plan community (AKA continuing care retirement community) coming soon to Christian Health’s (CHCC) Wyckoff campus.

“As soon as I heard that Christian Health was building The Vista, I could hardly wait to sign up,” says Mrs. Miller, a former home economics teacher. “I love the location of The Vista.”

Adds Mrs. Sapienza, “I want to live at The Vista because CHCC is a Christian organization and I know how well the staff cares for the residents and patients.”

The Vista, for active, independent adults 62 and older, will feature up to 199 spacious, one-level apartments with 19 different floor plans ranging from 845 square feet to 1,535 square feet. While the community at The Vista will be intimate in scale, residents will enjoy abundant amenities. Features will include three dining options – fine-dining, casual café, and pub-style fare; a state-of-the-art fitness center; aquatic center; spa and salon services; Cultural Arts Center; library; social events; educational programs; walking trails; and covered parking.

“The Vista is the place for me!” says Mrs. Miller, a mother of two.

Mrs. Miller was born and raised in Sunbury, PA. After marrying her husband Nevin, who passed away five years ago, the couple moved to Midland Park and then Wyckoff. Mrs. Sapienza, also a mother of two, was born in Sicily, Italy, and moved to the United States after she married her husband Frank. He passed away 11 years ago.

While both women enjoy gardening, traveling, and meeting new people, they differ in such areas as … the sun! The Vista is designed to address their individual preferences.

“I like the morning sun,” says Mrs. Sapienza, whose Vista apartment faces east.

“And I like the afternoon sun,” says Mrs. Miller, whose Vista apartment faces west.

The friends also appreciate the continuum of care available for Vista residents, if necessary. CHCC offers a full range of senior-life and mental-health services, as well as inpatient and outpatient short-term rehab.

Although The Vista is not built yet, the community is already forming. Individuals like Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Sapienza who have made a 10-percent deposit in advance of the anticipated opening and locked into pre-construction pricing are members of the Vantage Club. They are invited to special events designed so they can get to know their neighbors-to-be, provide input on design, and be kept up-to-date on progress.