LIVING LIFE Living-at-the-best-place_image115 Craigside is Hawai‘i’s newest not-for-profit senior living community. It welcomed its first residents on March 4, 2011. It is the first continuing care retirement community in Hawai‘i geared to moderate-income seniors who believed that a retirement community with a full continuum of care was not possible until now.

This brand new community features 30 studio and 140 one-bedroom apartments, offering independent living, assisted living services in one’s apartment, and an on-site 41-bed licensed skilled nursing and intermediate care center to support its residents. The community features a contemporary wellness and fitness center, an indoor heated pool, a convenience store, beauty salon, craft studio and meeting rooms, a multi-purpose room for guest lectures, music performances and spiritual observances, a library and computer center and more.

LIVING LIFE Living-at-the-best-place_image215 Craigside also offers a number of attractive lifestyle features, including a small e-café/bistro with wireless communication and technology, and a private dining area for special occasions, complete with a quality menu selection of many types of cuisines to entice the palate.

President and CEO, Emmet White, notes that “our new community welcomes small pets—so furry loved ones also undergo a pet ‘interview’ to assure their compatibility with the community.”

LIVING LIFE Living-at-the-best-place_image3The development of the community brings life to the perception that 15 Craigside is a place where active and happy seniors want to spend the “best years” of their lives. “Imagine the possibilities!” says White with enthusiasm, “What would you be able to do if you had someone else cooking and cleaning and maintaining your home? We have seniors who engage in writing and painting, creating Websites, learning how to ‘Skype,’ volunteering and doing things that they never had time to do before. It is an exciting time providing the means for a very fulfilling life.”

Suzie Schulberg, 15 Craigside’s Chief Operating Officer, has been with the Arcadia Family for more than 10 years and has assembled a team 
that is providing top-notch service to residents. She reports, “The life care guarantee, with a continuum of care, assures our residents assistance and care at all levels in a safe, secure and refreshing environment. The people who have decided to come to 15 Craigside have so much to look 
forward to and have so much to share … it’s a wonderful community.”

If you are interested in visiting 15 Craigside, please call Maryanne Sullivan at 533-5437 to schedule a tour.