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December 31, 2023

2023 Reflection on Words of the Year: Passion and Creativity

Category: Senior Living

Author: Jacquelyn Mitchell, Executive Director

As we wrap up 2023, we reflect on months past and what lies ahead with our community’s journey. 

If you recall, our Personal and Professional Development Coach, Michael “Buck” Buckley. Challenged us to pick a “Word of the Year” in January 2023. Buck asked us to look inward and consider what we need more of or what might improve our lives. The time has come to revisit our Word of the Year for 2023 and explore its impact on Vitalia Rockside. Whether you’ve been an active member or are just joining us, this retrospective journey invites us all to celebrate the past year.

Our community Word(s) of the Year for 2023 was ‘passion and creativity.’ We achieved many successes throughout the year, living in line with our word and improving the community.

A highlight of 2023 was the Young Presidents Award party in May. Where residents from Vitalia North Royalton, Strongsville, and Solon came to Rockside for a cookout. Vitalia Rockside demonstrated hospitality when we opened our doors to Vitalia Stow residents displaced by fire. Those residents were able to live at Rockside Vitalia from December 2022 to March 2023. 

The community kicked off the holidays in December with a Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony. During the event and in the following weeks, the community collected mittens, hats, and scarves and donated them to the students at Thoreau Park School, which is hosting several refugees from Ukraine.

I believe we lived out the word. Vitalia Rockside excelled at passion and creativity. The team is overjoyed about being able to serve the residents, families, and team members in this beautiful Vitalia Community.

As we bid farewell to 2023, we will carry forward the essence of our Word of the Year into 2024. The successes and strides of our community, the embodiment of our chosen word in our collective actions, are not just markers in time but a testament to the strength of this community.

I look forward to catching our 2024 Word of the Year blog soon!

Jacquelyn Mitchell, Executive Director

jmitchell@vitaliarockside.com

VITALIA® Rockside in Seven Hills, 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 Cleveland Clinic Mary Mount with convenient access to major shopping centers and attractions, including Top Gol Cleveland, Cleveland Metro Parks, Spiva Center for the Arts, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland Zoo, and A Christmas Story House.

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