Every day I seem to learn something new about the Assisted Living industry – which is great, since, at times, I do wonder if I have seen or heard it all.
This week, I learned that there is such a thing as “Eco-friendly” assisted living. I learned this through a listing that was submitted to the site.
At first I thought that it might be a gimmick – I mean, really, how “green” or “eco-friendly” can an assisted living facility be? Of course, you can recycle your cans, office paper, and plastic bottles, but is that enough to allow yourself to be called eco-friendly, or ‘green?’ Maybe 20 years ago, but probably not today.
The facility in question – Crismon Peaks Eco-Friendly Assisted Living in Mesa, Arizona really seems to capture what being ‘eco-friendly’ is really about. Not only is their facility Eco-Certified and constructed with many green materials, they also feature Air, Water, and Laundry purification systems [to remove the toxicity from their residents’ daily lives] as well as an Organic Beauty Salon/Barber Shop on location.
We applaud Crismon Peaks for being a leader in providing Eco-friendly assisted living services. We hope that more facilities will follow suit. Any green or eco-friendly effort not only helps our planet, but also helps to create a healthy living environment within our own walls – even if it is an assisted living facility.