August 25, 2022
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 Carriage Court Senior Living know that one act of kindness can lead to many more. Kindness is contagious and it begins with you!
I believe kindness is a person doing a deed for someone without being ask to, or expected to, and not anticipating anything in return.
There are so many small things you can do to show kindness and put a smile on someone’s face. You can say hello and smile as you pass a stranger on the sidewalk, hold the door open for an elderly couple you see walking into a building, offer to help unload a person’s groceries onto the conveyor at the store, or let a coworker know you appreciate their efforts in their job.
We can help to inspire others to spread kindness by leading by example. If you want others to be kind, then you need to always be kind as well.
I’m from Waverly, a small town in southern Ohio, where we truly have six stop lights in the entire city. A group of six teenagers from the local football team were on a run together and stopped in the grocery store parking lot catching their breath. Two of the six young men, without being asked, walked over, and offered to help an elderly couple put their groceries into the back of their truck. The elderly gentleman shook the boys’ hands and waved to them as the boys walked back over to their teammates and they took off running again.
Kindness is important to health and well-being. One moment of kindness can change a person’s day or even change their entire life. It only takes a moment to be kind but can affect so many people and help spread more love and kindness in our world.
Carriage Court Senior Living 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.
Carriage Court Senior Living in Hilliard, Ohio offers assisted living and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include restaurant dining, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Located in a quiet neighborhood just off Main Street and Scioto Darby Road with convenient access to major shopping centers, Heritage Golf Club, and Highway 70 and Highway 270.
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Established by the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) in 1995, National Assisted Living Week® recognizes the role of assisted living in America while providing a unique opportunity for residents, their loved ones, staff, volunteers, and the surrounding communities to recognize the role of assisted living in caring for America’s seniors and individuals with disabilities. […]
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Arrow was recently featured in an article on SeniorHouseNews.com! The focus was on the wellness program and how Arrow rose to the challenge of maintaining wellness during the coronavirus pandemic! “Our ability to assist our residents and maintain an optimal level of wellness was severely impacted by the various quarantines and shutdowns,” said Arrow Senior […]