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 Westbury Senior Living, DEI goes beyond training and mentoring. It is a way of life. One of my favorite conversations thus far was A Pride Conversation on Acceptance and Being Yourself with Jeffery Marsh and Barb Clark.
It is very important that our residents and staff feel understood and accepted for who they are. I believe everyone should feel safe, loved, and accepted no matter where their path in life takes them. The D&I Speaker Series helps create an open conversation on a variety of topics that everyone can relate to.
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!