July 29, 2022

VITALIA Active Adult Community – North Olmsted Provides for Disability Independence

Category: Health & Wellness

Author: Derek Lowell, Regional Director of Plant Operations

July 26th is National Disability Independence Day, which commemorates the signing of The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which happened on July 26, 1990. The ADA prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in several areas, including employment, transportation, public accommodations, communications, and access to state and local government programs and services.

ADA compliance means the appropriate and reasonable accommodations are in place for disabled persons. This includes things like large print, interpreters, wheelchair ramps, and allowing service animals.

Statistically, there are over 54 million Americans with a form of disability. When that number is broken down, that’s about 19 percent, or one in every five, Americans. As the population grows and ages, this number will only increase, making these regulations increasingly more important.

As the Plant Operations Director at VITALIA Active Adult Community® – North Olmsted, an ADA-compliant community that serves several individuals with disabilities, I work every day to keep our building accessible and safe.

Things have changed since the ADA, making it easier for people with disabilities. It’s important so they can participate in society and make contributions for the better of all. Some of the things we do to be compliant with the American with Disabilities Act includes having a lift chair, so everyone can use the pool and automatic door openers.

Our weekly tasks that take ADA compliance into consideration are door checks and safety walks, to ensure transition stripes are not coming up.

At home, I have wide doors and touch faucets.

Our goal in everything we do is to continue providing the best possible accessibility opportunities to everyone within our community.

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.

Schedule your tour of VITALIA North Olmsted today

Join the VITALIA North Olmsted team

VITALIA® North Olmsted

29801 Lorain Road

North Olmsted, OH 44070

Arrow Senior Living serves and employs individuals of all faiths, regardless of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age or handicap, except as limited by state and federal law.

[name] logo