March 25, 2022
My name is Maria Sady, and I’m the memory care director here at Vitalia Senior Living – Strongsville. In honor of Women’s History Month, I want to take a moment to celebrate Jane, one of our neighborhood residents!
Jane V. attended Penn State University for two years, but missed her family, so she decided to return home. Jane worked in the Department of Public Assistance doing home visits. She was married to her husband Ed for 71 years, and had three children in a five-year period. Jane decided she wanted to finish college and get her degree. Taking care of three children during the day and taking night classes, she graduated with a 4.0 grade point average. Jane taught 3rd grade for 25 years. She was also active in her church and taught Sunday School. She loved to travel and did so until she was 85 years old. Some of her favorite places included: China, Africa, Great Britain, Alaska, and Florida. She made all the arrangements for all of her trips and kept a diary of her adventures.
I feel that it is important to honor all residents with dementia. There is a saying, “Everyone has a story,” and that story is what defines them. It makes us as caregivers feel closer to them. Our residents have lived our present day history, and what better way to hear it than from our very own residents?
For more HERstories, check out these recent episodes of Arrow Nicely News!
VITALIA® Strongsville in Strongsville, OH offers independent living +, assisted living, and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include Finley’s Restaurant, a 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Conveniently located on Hwy 82, residents enjoy a wide range of shopping, dining, attractions, and health service, with a variety of green spaces.
November 25, 2022
As we come to close out another year. I look back to see how far we have come as individuals and as a team. I am grateful to be able to call the team at Strongsville my family. Every time a challenge has come our way, we have always worked together to conquer it. Throughout […]
November 11, 2022
When considering senior living, the Veterans Administration offers a pension potentially available to war era veterans and surviving spouses called Aid & Attendance. This information may not be easy to understand. Below is a snapshot of how this benefit may be useful to you or a loved one. The pension is a reimbursement to help […]