June 3, 2022

Arrow Senior Living Showing Their Colors During Pride Month

Category: Senior Living

Author: Kaylin Bennett, Regional Director of Resident Services

In celebration of Pride Month this June, Arrow Senior Living is looking at The Pride

Flag, a symbol representing support for and celebration of those in the LGBTQIA+ community. This important piece of the community has a meaning that is described by the colors included.

Red represents life and passion among many cultures. Orange represents healing, fun, and celebration. Yellow is a symbol for sunlight and is said to stimulate new ideas and thoughts. Green is synonymous with nature, a healing place, also associated with prosperity and growth. Blue represents serenity and the calmness. Purple is the color of spirit, thought to connect us to the spiritual realm.

At Arrow Senior Living, we feel connected to all colors of the Pride Flag. Between our team and the communities we support, we offer a diverse range of people, histories, personalities, and passions. Each facet of our day to day is a good reflection of these symbolic colors. The passion our teams have for providing an outstanding place for our seniors to reside is represented by the color red. Arrow communities are meant to be a place where residents can thrive and be able to live their best lives, which is certainly worthy of celebration, and our representation of the orange within the flag. One of our core values, “I believe acts of kindness drive change in the world”, reflects yellow in the Pride Flag. We are constantly striving to represent new and unique approaches to the senior living industry. Growth is synonymous with green, and we believe that each of our team members has the room to grow within our company. We encourage people to find their passion and build on it to grow into strong leaders. The teams who care for residents residing in our communities reflect blue in that they help to provide a safe and serene environment for all. And finally, Arrow Senior Living is a perfect example of purple. We approach each day and challenge with spirit. It is so important to our team to continue supporting seniors as they age gracefully, and we absolutely put our heart and spirit into what we do.

In our community, we know that each of our residents have come from different lifestyles and backgrounds. As such, we work to maintain that diverse culture across both residents and staff with targeted programming and staff education efforts. Arrow Senior Living has launched a resident-led Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) speaker series for employee and resident education. Residents interview speakers who represent some of the relevant topics of the day related to diversity, equity, and inclusion ranging from non-binary people and use of pronouns to Juneteenth history. Through our tradition’s council, which coordinates core resident and employee cultural celebrations and education, we work actively to celebrate diversity within our community. This has created a means for residents and employees to join in recognition of each other. The road ahead is to ensure that diversity and inclusion is not just an initiative. Moving forward requires necessary conversations to address discomfort and to open dialogue on important perspectives. This helps to ensure that we are providing not only an enjoyable place to retire, but one where seniors can feel enriched, safe, and excited about life!

Saint Charles, Missouri-based Arrow Senior Living manages a portfolio of communities that offer varying levels of care, including independent living, assisted living, and memory care. Each and every senior living community supports residents by focusing on dignity, respect, and quality of life. The programs and amenities offered are selected to provide only the highest standard of quality and comfort.

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