May 6, 2022
Mental Health Awareness Month was originally celebrated in 1949. That was 73 years ago! The goals of the sponsoring organization, originally the National Committee for Mental Hygiene (now Mental Health America), were to improve attitudes toward mental health/illness, improve services for mental health clients, and promote mental health.
Older adults are more at risk of depression as they often experience chronic losses of family and friends. They also are more prone to chronic illness and discomfort. Depleted folate levels may contribute to changes in mood and physical health.
Potential signs of mental health distress in seniors can include withdrawal from others, tearfulness, irritability, insomnia, and memory loss.
It is important to attend to mental health just like you would physical health. Studies show our mental health and wellness can be directly linked to our physical well-being.
At VITALIA® Westlake Senior Living, Westlake, Ohio, we understand depression is a treatable condition like diabetes or hypertension. Don’t settle for being depressed at any age! It is not a normal part of getting older. A primary care physician or mental health specialist can address chronic feelings of sadness.
VITALIA® Westlake in Westlake, OH offers lindependent living +, assisted living, and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include Dover Restaurant, a 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Conveniently located right of Hwy 20, just moments from a wide range of shopping, dining, attractions, and health services.
December 2, 2022
Just as it is at home, at Vitalia Senior Residences at Westlake, preparing for winter can be an arduous task. There are several projects that need to be completed in preparation for cold weather and few of them are easy, especially when Jack Frost decides to come a little early, like this year. Our homes […]
November 25, 2022
As I reflect on the last year, I am filled with gratitude for the challenges and successes we have faced and accomplished as a community. I am grateful for Arrow Senior Living giving me the chance in December 2021 to join the organization and I am grateful for Vitalia Senior Residences at Westlake and our […]