August 25, 2022
Kindness is defined as doing something toward yourself and others, motivated by genuine desire to make a positive difference. Kindness is shown to increase self-esteem and mood, decrease stress levels, improve relationships, slow aging, and is accompanied by emotional warmth. Research shows kindness and mental health are deeply connected.
We at VITALIA Senior Residences® at Westlake know that one act of kindness can lead to many more. Kindness is contagious and it begins with you!
To me, kindness means the ability to act in a manner that shows respect on every level, going above and beyond for others. Some ways to encourage kindness and put a smile on someone’s face are simply stopping to ask how someone’s day is, taking a moment to ask if someone needs something, or putting someone’s needs before yours. The inspiration of kindness is usually spread by the act itself.
Hospice staff is the prime example of kindness. End-of-life is such a special time and being able to hold their hand, sing to them, and give them everything that they ask for, with a smile on their face, is the ultimate gift. The kindness that is bestowed upon them is life altering.
Kindness is important to health and well-being and can change your whole demeanor on the day. It’s something that once you get a piece of it, you want to give it to somebody else as well.
VITALIA Senior Residences® at Westlake practices kindness each day with every resident, whether they live in Assisted Living or Memory Care. Arrow Senior Living believes “Acts of Kindness can drive change in the world.” We hope kindness finds its way to and from you.
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.
September 9, 2022
Established by the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) in 1995, National Assisted Living Week® recognizes the role of assisted living in America while providing a unique opportunity for residents, their loved ones, staff, volunteers, and the surrounding communities to recognize the role of assisted living in caring for America’s seniors and individuals with disabilities. […]
March 15, 2022
I believe The Central Alert Cell phone ringer and flasher would be most useful for seniors with hearing loss. It alerts the receiver to incoming information, as the cell phone is used for communication and information. I believe the Smartphone is the most important technology for seniors with hearing difficulties, because it is a portable […]