April 15, 2022
Gardening is potentially a “long-term” memory for our residents with dementia. The process of gardening usually begins indoors, starting the seeds. The move outdoors for planting provides a sensory experience that stimulates all the senses, which in turn often brings back happy memories. Many residents grew up helping their parents grow their own vegetables and flowers, they then followed the tradition. It was a way of life for them. Bringing back those memories through gardening is priceless, not just the act of gardening, but the conversations that take place during the time spent.
It is beneficial to connect individuals living with dementia to their long-term memories. There are so many benefits to connecting memories with individuals living with dementia. It brings happiness, gives them a sense of purpose, and increases socialization. Connecting long-term memories with individuals with dementia helps decrease anxiety, agitation, and behaviors.
Here at VITALIA Senior Residences® at Strongsville in Strongsville, OH to celebrate and participate in National Gardening month we’re going to start off by watching and discussing the different types of gardens. We will also be doing crafts throughout the month using dried flowers and leaves, and painting pots that are going to be used. We will choose what we want to plant while having conversations and looking through catalogs and magazines. There is nothing quite like getting your hands dirty planting seeds and watching them grow.
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 State Route 82, residents enjoy a wide range of shopping, dining, attractions, and health service, with a variety of green spaces.
Schedule your tour of VITALIA® Strongsville today
March 17, 2023
As our homes go through the freeze and thaw cycles, it is important that we take valuable and proactive steps to prevent issues. Due to the tilt of the Earth’s axis, the northern hemisphere begins to see the winter-scape come back to life with daffodils blooming, grass greening, and temperatures warming during late March into […]
February 24, 2023
No matter our age, building relationships with others is fundamental in enriching our lives. Research has shown that people who enjoy healthy relationships, live longer and happier lives. Maintaining relationships as we age has numerous health benefits such as increasing our physical and mental health, increasing mental acuity, promoting laughter and more! At Vitalia Senior […]