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January 6, 2023

Vitalia Senior Residences at Westlake Spreads the Word of the Year

Category: Senior Living

Author: Gregory Schindler, Executive Director

Every year Arrow’s personal and professional development coach, Michael Buckley, asks everyone to pick a “Word of the Year.” The goal is to look inward and consider what we each need more of and what might improve our lives. Sometimes we need more focus or clarity. Sometimes we need more compassion. Sometimes we just need more fun!

Picking a word for both me and my community is a commitment to doing work on yourself and the “we” and “us” work we want to do as a community.

Looking back, Vitalia Westlake had a great 2022! We were able to really develop and grow our department head team and head into 2023 with consistent and seasoned department heads in all areas. We achieved many occupancy goals in 2022 as well as developed greater stabilization in our wellness and culinary departments throughout the year.

Now, looking forward to 2023, what Vitalia Senior Residences at Westlake needs is consistency. As our department head team becomes stable toward the end of 2022, we look to spread that theme of consistency throughout all areas of our community. We look to develop and maintain consistency in our processes, operations, accountability, and alignment to better serve our residents, employees, families, and entire community!

Consistency will be a word we use to drive discussions, behavior, and review at daily meetings and department heads as a driver to keep us on track and aligned in our mission to develop consistency in all phases of our community in 2023.

My personal word for 2023 is consumption. I aim to be disciplined in what I consume in my life. That involves what I am consuming through books, podcasts, and TV shows. Also, what I consume health wise regarding food, and I consume my free time by reducing or limiting cell phone use and social media.

What is YOUR WORD? I hope you will pick one too. What does your life need a little more of in 2023? What does “future you” thank you for working on now? Our words are meant to inspire us. If it is not inspiring, it’s not the right word.

And if you are reading this, please hold us accountable. When you visit Vitalia Senior Residences at Westlake or come to town hall, ask us what our word of the year is and what have we done to support it.

Please look forward to the December 2023 blog where we tell you all the ways we lived in line with our word of the year and all the ways it helped improve our community.

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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