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August 25, 2022

Vitalia Senior Residences at Westlake Demonstrates Acts of Kindness During Be Kind to Humankind Week

Category: Culture & Traditions

Author: Rebecca Davis, Regional Wellness Coordinator

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 independent living +, assisted living, and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include restaurant dining, 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Centrally located near UH St. John Medical Center and Cleveland Clinic Avon with convenient access to major shopping centers and attractions, including Meadowood Golf Course, Crocker Park, Clague Playhouse, Porter Library, Westlake Rec Center, Sibling Revelry Brewery, Bradley Woods Reservation, Huntington Reservation, and White Oaks Restaurant.

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