July 8, 2022

The Boulevard Senior Living Explores the Importance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Category: Senior Living

Author: Brandon Schleeter

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 The Boulevard Senior Living – Wentzville, DEI goes beyond training and mentoring. It is a way of life. One of my favorite conversations thus far was A Kindness Conversation with Orly Wahba.

One of the easiest things a person can do, is to be kind. And one of the greatest things about kindness is it affects us all the same despite our differences. You can choose to smile at someone, hold a door open, and to say please and thank you. When you feel good about something you have done, more than likely the person who received that act of kindness will feel good as well. It’s contagious and kindness can be passed along.

I think that Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are important because it makes people think. Even if you may not agree, it begins the thought process. DEI is not saying your opinion is wrong or that it doesn’t matter, but it gives you another perspective on how to look at a topic. It gives you the tools to maybe see it in another light.

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 55+ villa homes, 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.

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110 Perry Cate Boulevard

Wentzville, MO 63385

Arrow Senior Living serves and employs individuals of all faiths, regardless of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age or handicap, except as limited by state and federal law.

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