Vytality. Creating a league of love.
Launching holidays 2018
From spirited elders to survivors, we've learned that health is not just the 'absence of disease' but also 'the presence of physical, psychological, and social well-being.'
We jumped to help. In the first week after NYC was hit, CEO Minda Aguhob, carried water and supplies to her fellow New Yorkers (80+ flights of stairs daily) to elders, disabled and other vulnerable folks. At a Queens high-rise, Minda was horrified to hear about an elderly man who died alone during the hurricane - and his family had simply not known his situation was dire, despite communicating with him.
Something needed to be done.
"I told Allan the story of this man and his family.
He thought they needed the formula for happiness - to stay curious, to love, and to take things as they come." Then we talked about how to do that... how to connect.
-Minda, in memory of Allan (Dec 2016)
Minda: "Allan was my 92 year old neighbor, friend, and fellow thinker. We would talk late into the night on how we saw the world, and our goals and dreams. We helped each other see new things.
Then I had traumatic brain injury. And my boyfriend broke up with me in the emergency room. My family had gone home, and I lived alone.
I feared being disabled for life, and I told Allan. He offered me his cane because I could barely walk.... but later he fell and also got hurt. His family was able to bring him home to New Jersey, and my awesome friends continued to help. We both got better.
But now we needed to a way to stay in touch, like we were still next door."
Our friendship created Vytality.
"You said, 'I want to find ways to have caregivers feel valued.' You're the first person I've heard talking about that. You're the first person I've seen really mean it." -Cosette "Coco" Leary on Vytality.
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Health is not just the 'absence of disease' but also 'the presence of physical, psychological, and social well-being.'