May 5, 2023
As we age, health becomes a major focus of our daily lives. We begin to think more about eating well, getting enough exercise, and keeping our minds active. But health is more than that – it also includes our relationships with others, specifically intergenerational relationships.
According to an article in Press & News, there are the many benefits of intergenerational relationships between children and older adults.
At Vitalia Active Adult Community – North Olmsted, we promote intergenerational relationships in many ways! We have so many great events. It’s always fun having kids around for holiday celebrations like Halloween trick-or-treat and Easter egg hunts, as well as family fun events. Residents have been involved in back-to-school events with our local high school and holiday celebrations with our local elementary school. We are building greater relationships with the students at the request of our residents. They love the idea of Seniors & Seniors, getting together with the high school seniors. They look forward to events where kids will be here, especially because not all of them have grandkids or great-grandchildren nearby.
When observing the interactions between children and older adults, it’s easy to see how much older adults really have to offer to children, and vice versa! They share smiles, memories, information, and more. Bringing youth together with our residents benefits everyone. Each generation has much to learn from the other. Having high school age kids in our community can introduce them to future career opportunities in this field. Young people bring energy to the community and smiles for everyone. It’s amazing how faces light up when interacting with kids. This improves everyone’s mood and thus health for our residents!
Each of our communities works hard to foster intergenerational relationships and memorable experiences.
VITALIA® North Olmsted in North Olmsted, OH offers 55+ villa homes, senior apartments, assisted living, and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include Kingston’s Restaurant, a 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Comfortably located right off Lorain Road just minutes from a wide range of shopping and attractions.
December 1, 2023
For many, the holiday season is a joyful, happy time built around togetherness, family, and friends. Still, for some, it can be very stressful and filled with overwhelming expectations, depression, and anxiety. The holiday season can be a reminder of those who are not with us anymore, financial limitations, sadness from being separated from loved ones, and […]
November 24, 2023
As the Regional Director of Housekeeping at Vitalia North Olmsted, I know the importance of having the community and my home ready for the cold winter weather. To prepare your house for winter weather, start by inspecting and sealing any gaps or cracks in doors, windows, and walls to prevent drafts and conserve heat. Be […]