OUR MISSION: Christian Living Communities enriches the quality and dignity of life for older adults through services and care that reflect Christian love, respect, and compassion toward each individual.
OUR VISION: Creating communities were aging is honored and celebrated.
Christian Living Communities is a mission-driven, Colorado-based, not-for-profit organization enriching older adult lives since 1972.
The vision for Christian Living Communities came from members of the Christian Reformed and Reformed Churches of America. These members, descendants of Dutch, Calvinist immigrants, believed that the Christian community should band together to meet the needs of all community members. Community needs included providing churches, schools, hospitals, welfare agencies, and senior service organizations. As a result, in 1972, local church members opened a 62-bed nursing home called University Hills Christian Nursing Home, and CLC was born.
More than 47 years later, we now have blossomed into a multi-site organization with six owned communities: Cappella of Grand Junction, Cappella of Pueblo West, Clermont Park, Dayspring Villa, Holly Creek and Someren Glen.
Besides our residential communities, we have channeled our vast experience in senior care to include programs for Home Care and Adult Day Services. We've provided Home Care Services to older adults since the early 1990s, and we began providing adult day services in 2001. Our in-home services provide assistance to those who want to live at home but require outside help to maintain their independence. CLCs' Adult Day Services provides a home-away-from home for individuals in the early stages of memory loss.
While born in the Christian faith, CLC serves and employs people of all denominations. We very much adhere to a strict anti-discrimination policy. We maintain and cherish our Christian roots as a promise to all who come through our doors that they will be treated fairly, respectfully and with love.
We all know how frustrating it can be to work with those with memory loss. Our family is most grateful for the way the staff always treats each resident with compassion and dignity no matter how difficult a resident becomes. The staff never lose their patience but always try a different approach if one is not working, keeping the overall environment peaceful.
We are grateful to have Someren Glen as a wonderful option for those of us families who cannot adequately care for a loved one on our own. Thank you for loving our parents like we do and knowing the "tricks of the trade" to make their later years as happy as possible.
The daughter of Someren Glen Evergreen resident
Employee Scholarship recipient:
My name is Seeketa. My story is unique only because it's my own personal story. However, it's very similar to thousands of other stories of people across the country and around the world who have sacrificed their own personal dreams to raise a family.
Early in life I dreamt of working in the health care field. I had no idea then nor did I even care about how much money I would make. My passion was helping others that couldn't help themselves.
I discovered later in life that there was a word for what I felt... Compassion.....
That compassion has carried my flame over the years as I have nurtured my children until such time they could begin school.
And...so my journey began by first acquiring my medical assistance associate degree, only to be stalled again after one of my children came into contact with and subsequently acquiring bacterial meningitis from a day care provider.
My dreams were once again put on hold but ultimately my family has always taken precedence over my own personal ambitions.
Until one day...years later, I was referred to an organization called Christian Living Communities. I accepted this as a direct push from God himself as I was raised in the Church and have always had a strong personal relationship with him.
Two and a half years later I am blessed to have been a part of this wonderful organization.
I'm eternally grateful for the chance to live out my passion by being able to serve members of this community.
As I have strived to better myself I knew that furthering my education is a necessary part of this plan.
Christian Living Communities afforded me that opportunity by awarding me a scholarship for my tuition to acquire my CNA certificate.
Slowly but surely...it's all coming together. Saying thank you just doesn't seem to cover my exact sentiments of gratitude. Working with the staff and residents has been a blessing for both me and my family and I look forward to many more years in that capacity.
Thank you and God