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 Active Adult Community® – Solon 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.
We refer to our Memory Care community as a “Neighborhood” because it reminds our residents that this is home. We create an environment where they can feel comfortable and safe with their neighbors and know they always have someone there who can help them with what they need. Each Neighborhood has its own personality with a unique group of people who support and love each other. Each resident gets to know each other and the staff in their own way and they are always looking to help each other.
Our Memory Care Neighborhood is a special place for our residents because it’s an environment where everyone is welcome. All our residents lived different and interesting lives before moving into our Neighborhood. They are all able to maintain their sense of individuality, while still meeting and learning about new people. Our residents work together and support each other, whether it be encouraging their friends to engage with others, cheering them up when they’re down, or reminding them to finish that last bite of their meal. Our community thrives on supporting each other and showing unconditional love.
Our families are a special and integral part of our Neighborhood. All our family members develop relationships with all of our residents and know and understand their needs. They also help to keep residents engaged and make sure that everyone is having the best possible experience in our Neighborhood. Their involvement, love, and support are what helps to make our Neighborhood feel like home for their loved ones.
September is also Alzheimer’s month. There are many ways to support people who are living with dementia. Friendship and kindness are the most important factors in being a good neighbor, especially when living with dementia. Being available to listen to concerns and meet our residents where they are gives them a sense of community and support that makes them feel happy and loved.
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® Solon in Solon, OH offers senior apartments, assisted living, and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include The Lake Effect Restaurant, a 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Conveniently located just southwest of Hwy 77 and 480 just moments from Ahuja medical with convenient access to major shopping centers and attractions, including Signature of Solon, Uptown Solon, Cleveland Metro Parks, Rollhouse Solon, and Chagrin Falls Shopping District.
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