Vitalize 360 is a free program offered by Collington to residents to promote successful aging. Vitalize 360 has been developed as a joint venture between two not-for-profits: Hebrew SeniorLife, a Harvard Medical School Affiliate, and Kendal.
Vitalize 360 does not look at just one part of an individual. It embraces the entire well-being of a person—the 360 degree view—and encourages older adults to consider all aspects of their lives including health, nutrition, physical and mental fitness, community activity, social connections, spirituality, sense of purpose, and life-long learning. The coaching conversation guides, inspires and challenges the individual to create a full, vibrant lifestyle, towards living the best life possible.
At the heart of the program is a conversation between the resident and the coach. Meetings give participants an opportunity to share what is and has been most important, to reflect on significant life events or markers, and to identify areas of current success and challenge. Participants develop goals that support existing activities or inspire new achievements. The goals become part of his/her unique Vitality Plan that is revisited quarterly.
Kim Rivers is the Vitalize 360 Coach at Collington. She is supported by an interdisciplinary team, including multi-departmental representations from Nursing, Social Service, Physical/Occupational Therapy, Dietary Service, and Marketing. Everyone works together to support the resident and their goals. Contact Kim to join the program. See the Brochure Introducing Vitalize 360 to Collington Residents below.
more about Vitalize 360
Five Dimensions of Wellness and Predictors of Cognitive Health Protection in Community-Dwelling Older Adults, a paper reporting research examining the association between multiple dimensions of wellness and cognition among aging adults.
The Wellness Wheel: 7 dimensions of Wellness
Vitalize 360 Activities for all on the Collington Campus
Coffee and Tea with Vitalize 360 – Monthly talks in the auditorium open to all. These presentations relate to the 7 dimensions of the Wellness Wheel. Flyers are found below.
Quarterly Newsletters – Kim puts out a quarterly newsletter relating to Vitalize 360 topics and announcing the upcoming Coffee and Tea programs.