At Kendal~Crosslands Communities, Vitalize 360 is a program that combines an innovative, person-directed approach to wellness coaching with the power of information derived from a scientifically-grounded assessment system. The program engages, challenges, and inspires our residents to live full, healthy, vibrant lives and enables our community to demonstrate significant improvement in successful aging.
Reflective, Person-Centered Coaching
Person-centered coaching is paramount to this program. Residents meet with our Vitalize 360 coach and these meetings provide residents with opportunities to share what is most important, set goals, and refocus on living more intentionally. Vitalize 360 supports residents as they progress through stages of “activation” towards living their “best lives”. These conversations focus on “what matters most” and not on “what’s the matter”. Goals that residents would like to achieve could be anything from: “I want to be a better listener” or “I want to swim four laps, three times a week,” to “I want to skydive before I’m 80.”
Residents Create A Vitality Plan
Residents, along with their coach, create a personalized well-being roadmap (Vitality Plan) that guides the achievement of self-identified goals. This Vitality Plan may support existing activities or inspire new achievements. Information about the resident is gathered using two evidence-based tools – The Lifestyle Survey and Health and Social Check-up. The Lifestyle Survey is self administered and captures the resident’s preferences and satisfaction with current activities. The Health and Social Check-up includes items in four key areas: community and social life, cognition and mental health, getting around in everyday life, and health. Information is compiled, documented and used for tracking, benchmarking, education, and quality improvement.
Commitment To Improve Healthy Aging
Kendal~Crosslands Communities consistently demonstrates a strong commitment to improve the vitality of our residents. Vitalize 360 increases the quality and depth of engagement between staff and residents. We know the interests, preferences, wellness and challenges of our residents and as a result we can target the right programs and resources for improved well being and successful aging. Vitalize 360 is a joint venture between two not-for-profits: Hebrew SeniorLife, a Harvard Medical School Affiliate, and Kendal. Kendal~Crosslands has collaborated with Vitalize 360 and offers this program under the direction of our Wellness Coach.
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