July 8, 2022
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, 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.
July 29, 2022
July 26th is National Disability Independence Day, which commemorates the signing of The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which happened on July 26, 1990. The ADA prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in several areas, including employment, transportation, public accommodations, communications, and access to state and local government programs and services. ADA compliance means the […]
December 31, 2021
Ayana King is a Diversity, Equity, + Inclusion specialist and the CEO of Maximum Communications. For our last D&I conversation of 2021, she discusses with an Arrow resident Arrow’s Diversity & Inclusion Speaker Series, the importance of diversity, equity, & inclusion, and how people can help promote those principles to improve society.