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 Wellington 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 A Nelson Mandela Conversation with Professor Aran MacKinnon.
Nelson Mandela helped tear down the oppressive government and installed democracy.
He suffered in prison for 27 years and comes out with optimism, courage, and strength to lead his country. I enjoy his story because he was a champion for all people, and it showed in his actions. My favorite quote from Nelson is, “Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” His outlook on life is inspirational.
DEI is so important because it can lead to new ways of solving problems and understanding the world around us. I want our employees to have a sense of inclusion, ensuring they feel valued and respected. By implementing DEI in the workplace, people of different races, abilities, ages, genders, religion, sexual orientation, and other diverse backgrounds can be made more comfortable in the workplace. I truly believe our differences should be celebrated. We can always continue to educate ourselves in our ever-changing world. Learning is essential to our existence.
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 Wellington Senior Living in Liberty, MO offers senior villas, independent senior apartments, assisted living, and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include restaurant dining, 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Centrally located near Liberty Hospital with convenient access to major shopping centers and attractions, including Shoal Creek Golf Course, Historic Downtown Liberty, Stocksdale Park, and Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary.