Kendal communities embrace Vitalize 360

Inaugural Training Event Brings Together Kendal and Hebrew SeniorLife Communities

It was a mingling of metaphors ‒ penguins and icebergs, change and champions, leadership and the power of wellness. These were a few of the themes from the Vitalize 360 inaugural training event, a recent two-day conference hosted by Orchard Cove in Canton, Mass. The event drew 80 staff from 17 Kendal and Hebrew SeniorLife affiliate communities. The event was designed to help instill the skills staff need to successfully develop and launch Vitalize 360.

Vitalize 360 — a joint venture of Kendal Outreach and Hebrew SeniorLife — is a coaching and assessment process that uses art and science to promote optimal wellness for successful aging. The program combines an award-winning, innovative, person-directed approach to wellness coaching with the power of information derived from a scientifically grounded assessment system. Its mission is to engage, challenge and inspire older adults to live a full, healthy, vibrant lives and enable communities to demonstrate appreciable improvements in successful aging.

“For a host of reasons, both Kendal and Hebrew SeniorLife have recognized the importance of measuring and influencing healthy aging outcomes. Further, Kendal and Hebrew SeniorLife have each committed to cultures that embrace wellness, person-directed care, quality and continuous learning,” says Neil Beresin, National Program Manager for Kendal Outreach, LLC. “Based on feedback provided by early users of Vitalize 360, we believe the program is usable, relevant, exhilarating and potentially, very powerful. It is our expectation that Vitalize 360 will be in full use within our mutual communities over the next 12 to 18 months.”

To read an overview of the Vitalize 360 program, click HERE.

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