Staying physically fit—and socially and intellectually active—boosts health and happiness at any age.
Wellness has many aspects—physical fitness, social connection, intellectual and creative stimulation, even a sense of spiritual wellbeing. Our on-campus amenities and activities work together to help you sustain wellness and vitality throughout your retirement years, by attending to your whole person—body, mind, and soul.
Our newly constructed Harvey S. Kline Wellness Center serves as the heart of our community in many ways. There’s so much do to here:
- Our indoor pool provides an ideal setting for low-impact exercise, from lap swimming to water fitness classes.
- Spacious exercise rooms equipped with springy floors are designed specifically for group classes like yoga, tai chi, and aerobics.
- A bustling schedule of daily exercise classes provides a wide variety of activities to suit your abilities, interests, and needs.
- Our fully equipped and staffed cardiovascular/strength training room makes maintaining muscle strength and flexibility easy and convenient.
- Our certified fitness instructors work with you to design fitness programs to meet your needs and abilities.
- Spacious, well-appointed changing rooms offer enhanced privacy.
- Our warm-water spa is perfect for soothing tired muscles.
- Our on-site Sheer Harmony Salon & Spa provides hair-styling, beauty services, and therapeutic massage.
- Step outside and explore our 250-acre campus with its walking paths, golf putting green, gardening, biking, and other activities. And off campus , there are rail trails, golf courses, snow skiing and tubing, boating and opportunities for hiking.
The campus hosts events of all kinds for both participant and spectator, individual and group. One of our favorites is the annual Cardboard Boat Regatta (click here for photos), which challenges villagers and team members to race boards made entirely of cardboard, duct tape and paint on our pond. Bonfires, golf card parades, runs/walks, and outdoor concerts also liven up your neighborhood.
Much as we like to maintain good health, there are times when you need to see a doctor, whether for minor illnesses or routine health screenings. Villagers may use nearby doctors of their choice - transportation is available - and some physician services are available on campus, as are visiting podiatrists, optomitrists and others. Additionally, our highly regarded physical, occupational and speech therapists are available when you need them, with physical therapy available for your convenience at the Harvey S. Kline Wellness Center.
Recognizing that good health includes a healthy and stimulated mind, we continually offer educational programming on a wide range of topics designed to stimulate thought and conversation, boost creativity, and build community. Our newly redesigned Lifelong Learning Program gives you access to high-quality classes and seminars on an impressive range of topics. Our Professional Artists Concert Series attracts many residents as well as members of the outside community to concerts in the Nicarry Meetinghouse. Our library is stocked with possibilities for your next great read. Our regular bus trips to cultural outlets both near and not so near help us remain connected with happenings in the world off-campus in a fun and engaging way.
And there is much to do in the world surrounding our community. Colleges (with activities of all kinds), theaters (live and cinema), museums, historical and arts societies and a host of other attractions are nearby, and you’ll find yourself taking full advantage of their proximity.
You can also explore and develop your creative side right here on campus in our arts and crafts studio, woodshop, and our nursing residents can enjoy the greenhouse. Also, our two on-site art gallerys regularly hosts exhibits by artists from both within and outside our community.
Many people find that a rich, vibrant faith journey is central to their health and wellbeing. As a ministry of the Church of the Brethren, part of our mission is to provide opportunities for worship and prayer to everyone who lives and works here. Our Sunday Faith Community worship services, midweek prayer services, and weekly Bible studies are among the many opportunities our Pastoral Care team provides for continuing your faith journey. Worship services are very ecumenical, and are held on-campus at the Nicarry Meetinghouse. Transportation may also be arranged with local congregations for those who wish to worship in the broader community.
You’ll notice there’s a special sense of community at Cross Keys. Residents form close, enduring friendships, and neighbors look out for each other.
Our many activities—from bridge games and book clubs to music groups and craft circles—provide plentiful opportunities for you to interact and meet new people as well as build deeper connections with old friends.
Life at Cross Keys tends to revolve around the Harmony Ridge Community Center. Here you can meet neighbors for a cup of coffee or tea; play a game of pool, bridge, or dominoes; view an art exhibit; sign up for a trip to a museum, game, or shopping destination; eat breakfast, lunch, or dinner; take part in a Village Council meeting … there are so many ways to feel connected and part of the community.
Our villagers often say they’re busier now than they were before retiring—but now they’re doing the things they want to do!