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December 2, 2022

Vitalia Senior Residences at Stow Prepares to Keep the Cold Outside

Category: Health & Wellness

Author: Derek Lowell, Regional Director of Plant Operations

Just as it is at home, at Vitalia Senior Residences at Stow, preparing for winter can be an arduous task. There are several projects that need to be completed in preparation for cold weather and few of them are easy, especially when Jack Frost decides to come a little early, like this year.

Our homes and businesses can be affected by how quickly we can accommodate these tasks. If we move too early, we miss out on some of the creature comforts. If we wait too long, we run the risk of finding issues at the most inconvenient times (like a broken heater on the night the weather unexpectedly dips below freezing).

Preparation is a strong part of the human condition. Whether storing vegetables and meat or cutting firewood, our ancestors have been preparing for winter weather since their beginning. These days, preparing for cold weather is just a little more complex.

Some tasks we do in the community to prepare for colder weather and freezing temperatures are making sure the thermostat is set at 65 degrees in vacant apartments, so pipes won’t freeze. Also, the salt spreader is maintained and ready for the ice and snow.

Preparation is important to keep the pipes from freezing, causing a water leak and property damage. In the event of snow, if we are not ready, there is always the danger that someone could slip and fall. We have a responsibility to keep residents, staff, and visitors safe and comfortable.

Usually around September we will walk vacant apartments and set temperatures to make sure if we get a cold snap, we have no problems.

No matter how big your house or successful your company, mother nature always seems to creep up on us this time of year. If you get ahead of it and plan for cold weather, you can save big on both stress and dollars.

VITALIA┬« Stow in Stow, OH offers senior villas, independent apartments, assisted living, and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include 1804 Restaurant, a 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Conveniently located just off of Hwy 8 at E Steels Corners Road near Akron General Health & Wellness Center with convenient access to major shopping centers and attractions, including Fox Den Golf Course, Summit Mall, Bike & Hike – Summit Metro Parks, Stan Hywet, Hale Farm, and Blossom Music Center.

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