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January 27, 2024

Fostering Positivity: Vitalia North Olmsted’s Word of the Year for Success in 2024

Category: Senior Living

Author: Bridget Morgan, Executive Director

At the beginning of each year, Michael Buckley, Arrow’s personal and professional development coach and “The Chief Feelings Officer,” asks each team member to pick a “Word of the Year.”

To help individuals come up with a word, he offers questions like:

What does your life need more of right now?

And my life will be improved if I have more of what?

Michael reminds us that sometimes, we need more focus. Then, other times, it’s more compassion, and at times, we need more fun! In past years, team members have chosen words such as clarity, confidence, intentional, commitment, consideration, and receptiveness.

This year, team members are actively selecting a Word of the Year for themselves and collaborating to create a word for their community. Picking a personal word and community word is a commitment to doing work on themselves and the “we” and “us” work they want to accomplish as a community.

The Vitalia North Olmsted word of the year is positivity.

This word is significant because promoting a positive atmosphere within our community enhances our ability to navigate stressful situations more effectively. The attitudes prevalent in the workplace significantly impact everyone within the community.

By setting an intention for the year, we’re shaping our community for success. It facilitates the community in streamlining our approach to handling matters, making decisions, and proactively taking steps forward.

We will integrate the word into the community’s daily operations. This will be done through a continuous focus on the positive aspects of every situation. Our commitment is to explore alternative and more effective approaches, allowing us to learn and grow from each experience. Fostering positivity is achieved by championing kindness and teamwork. We are dedicated to actively celebrating the achievements of both our residents and team members.

The biggest goals of the year for our community encompass expanding our resident census and team size. Additionally, ensuring high satisfaction levels among residents and staff is a key goal. We plan to build on the theme of empowerment from last year, as it will complement and elevate the positive atmosphere we aim to foster this year.

The chosen Word of the Year should inspire the team. If it doesn’t, it means they selected the wrong word. Hold yourself and others accountable throughout the year. Engage with team members about their Word of the Year and keep it as a frequent topic of discussion in your community. Monitor your achievements using your 2024 Word of the Year, and we eagerly anticipate celebrating them with you!

VITALIA® North Olmsted in North Olmsted, OH offers independent senior apartments, 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 St. John West Shore with convenient access to major shopping centers and attractions, including Crusher’s Stadium, Crocker Park, North Olmsted Senior Center, North Olmsted Library, Bradley Woods Park (Cleveland Metro Parks), and Cleveland Zoo.

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