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August 25, 2022

Vitalia Active Adult Community – North Royalton Demonstrates Acts of Kindness During Be Kind to Humankind Week

Category: Wellness

Author: Melissa Schreiber, Director of Wellness

Kindness is defined as doing something toward yourself and others, motivated by genuine desire to make a positive difference. Kindness is shown to increase self-esteem and mood, decrease stress levels, improve relationships, slow aging, and is accompanied by emotional warmth. Research shows kindness and mental health are deeply connected.

We at VITALIA Active Adult Community® – North Royalton know that one act of kindness can lead to many more. Kindness is contagious and it begins with you!

There is no single way to describe kindness. Kindness is love, kindness is grace, kindness is patience, but most importantly, kindness is contagious. Being kind can change a person’s outlook on their entire day. Kindness can be as simple as complimenting someone’s outfit or earrings, just to put a smile on their face.

Kindness is truly contagious, and I believe if someone witnesses a kind act they will be encouraged to be kind as well. We can inspire others to spread kindness by leading by example. We should encourage others to commit to one random act of kindness a day.

I have witnessed first-hand how powerful kindness is to help lift someone’s spirits when they are having a bad day. It’s so wonderful to see how welcoming our residents are when we have someone new move in. They will invite the new resident to eat with them and they will show them around the community. It helps the new resident feel welcome and it’s beautiful to witness.

Kindness can increase a person’s self-esteem and overall improve someone’s mood. Studies have shown that kindness can decrease blood pressure and cortisol, a stress hormone, which directly impacts stress levels.

Vitalia Active Adult Community – North Royalton practices kindness each day with every resident, whether they live in Independent Living, Assisted Living, or Memory Care. Arrow Senior Living believes “Acts of Kindness can drive change in the world.” We hope kindness finds its way to and from you.

VITALIA® North Royalton in North Royalton, 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 Parma Hospital and Southwest General Hospital with convenient access to major shopping centers and attractions, including Ridgewood Golf Course, Southpark Mall, Sleepy Hallow Golf Course, Cleveland Metro Parks, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, and Heavily Hills Farm.

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