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 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 Arrow Senior Living DEI goes beyond training and mentoring. It is a way of life. One of my favorite conversations thus far this past year was the diversity and inclusion series called An Ageism Conversation with Iris Waichler.
Ageism is something that affects our senior community. Our older population gets stereotyped because of their age or has false assumptions about their abilities due to their age. The series even goes on to discuss reverse ageism as well. In our communities this can affect our younger generations of workers. The series shows us that ageism can go both ways and we together need to be aware of it and we all need to be respectful and accepting.
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 have!
Saint Charles, Missouri-based Arrow Senior Living manages a collection 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.
September 15, 2023
Associate Professor at Arizona State University Alex Aviña wasn’t surprised when we reached out to him to talk about Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15). Every September, his inbox is flooded with similar requests. On the other side, when Arrow resident Conchita Colopy was given the information about the conversation, it was the […]
September 8, 2023
Iris Waichler, medical social worker and author of the award-winning book “Role Reversal,” sat for an interview with Elaine Letcher, Arrow Senior Living resident, to discuss ageism. Waichler has 40 years of experience as a social worker and has written and published many articles. According to Waichler, ageism isn’t exclusive to the United States, but […]