September 30, 2022
September is “National Good Neighbor Month,” and in the spirit of this special time, we would like to take the opportunity to share about a unique part of our senior living community – our Memory Care Neighborhood.
Here at VITALIA Senior Residences® at Strongsville we strive to make our Neighborhood a special place, not just for our residents, but for everyone who comes to visit and join in our daily festivities. We celebrate being good neighbors every day.
Our Memory Care communities are called Neighborhoods because a neighborhood is an area where people live and interact with one another. Neighborhoods have their own identity or feel based on the people that reside there. Our Memory Care Neighborhood is just that. We get to know each other and learn to live with each other within our community.
Our Memory Care Neighborhood is special because it is designed specifically for the unique needs of people living with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Our Neighborhood contains a social community environment.
I think it’s very important to have a positive rapport with our resident family members. We ensure that family members are involved in the resident’s care. We offer family support and educational programs. We stay in touch, offer a shoulder to lean on, and invite family members to join you in leisure activities.
September is also Alzheimer’s month. There are many ways to support people who are living with dementia. A good neighbor will always try to be friendly and available to help. Families and friends that come into our Neighborhood can help by volunteering their time. Also, people can be a “good neighbor” by supporting the Walk to End Alzheimer’s which is held in September/October. We strive to raise money so that one day we will have a world without Alzheimer’s.
We encourage everyone to be a “good neighbor” and find ways to engage and make a difference in the lives of individuals living with dementia. You don’t need to have a special talent, just a heart for others around you. If you would like more information about volunteering in a Memory Care Neighborhood near you or if you are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia, we would love to help!
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.
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