July 8, 2022

Carriage Court Senior Living Explores the Importance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Category: D&I Series

Author: Monica Coffelt, Business Office Director

As a company, Arrow Senior Living has made learning about and celebrating our unique differences a part of our company culture. So much so that, in recent years, it has become an extension of our core values. And for the past year, Arrow has expanded beyond yearly diversity, equity, and inclusion workshops to create Arrow’s D&I Speaker Series, which pairs special guest speakers with residents from our communities to have conversations on a wide range of topics such as mental health, PRIDE, Juneteenth, and so much more. We believe that sparking conversations on what some may believe to be sensitive topics helps to shed light on misconceptions and ultimately brings about understanding as it relates to the experiences of others. This ensures our employees and residents have the tools to build a safe place to live and work, one where a diverse group can come together and feel equally seen, heard, and included. 

At Carriage Court Senior Living, DEI goes beyond training and mentoring. It is a way of life. One of my favorite conversations thus far was A Mental Health Awareness Conversation on Grief with Sandy McGatha & Janet Rose – YouTube.

This is one of my favorite conversations because of the significance of grief in this industry. Our staff has become connected to our residents and each other. We have bonded and our families have grown to include our community. When we lose someone, be it a resident, or if a coworker loses a loved one, the community often comes together to grieve. Sandy’s conversation on grief helps to open us to the process of recovery and encourages us to talk to the people around us.

Personally, I believe DEI is so very important because it fosters the unity of humanity. We are a species who together will thrive, and through diversity and acceptance, we will come together. I love how DEI has become an extension of our core values, and I hope to see it grow into a core value for humankind.

These conversations have only just begun, and I look forward to the conversations to come and all the new growth and opportunity that lies ahead as we work toward creating the greatest and safest place to work that we can!

Carriage Court Senior Living in Hilliard, OH offers independent senior apartments, assisted living, and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include restaurant dining, 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Centrally located near Dublin Methodist Hospital with convenient access to major shopping centers, including Heritage Golf Club, The Market at Hilliard, Ten Pin Bowling, Crooked Can Brewery & Center Street Market , and the Hilliard Family Aquatic Center.

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