August 14, 2023
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 now, going on our second 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 The Boulevard Senior Living – Wentzville, DEI goes beyond training and mentoring. It is a way of life. One of my favorite conversations thus far this past year was An Ageism Conversation with Iris Waichler.
It’s easy to assume that because of the age of someone they are not capable of doing certain things. Due to ageism, families can act out of fear instead of trying to understand things. Families and loved ones may be concerned they seem “to old” to do the things they used to do. Realistically your loved one may be capable of still doing things that bring them joy, education, and give them purpose in their daily lives.
DEI can help change your perception of ageism and educate you on how to react and/or interact with changes by giving you helpful suggestions and assisting with changes to make it easier on your loved one that is affected.
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!
The Boulevard Senior Living of Wentzville in Wentzville, MO offers independent senior apartments, assisted living, and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include Livingston’s Restaurant, a 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Conveniently located just south of Highway 70 at the intersection of highway Z and Perry Cate Boulevard, on a fast path to St. Charles County, Lake St. Louis, O’Fallon, St. Louis proper, and St. Charles.