July 8, 2022
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 Gentry Park Senior Living, DEI goes beyond training and mentoring. It is a way of life. One of my favorite conversations thus far was A Deaf Awareness Conversation.
This is so important to us because in life all have struggles, some are disabilities, and some aren’t. With the deaf community it’s not a disability but a way of life. They make the best of it and do all they can to educate the world we live in today. They try to let everyone see that not everyone is the same, but its what you make out of life.
I personally feel that Deaf Awareness Month is important because it helped others understand and see the struggle that the deaf community goes through. It gets the education out so that there can be more understanding, compassion, and knowledge of the small things people can do to help their way of life be just as easy.
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!
Gentry Park Senior Living in Bloomington, IN offers senior villas, assisted living, and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Recently renovated amenities include restaurant dining, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Conveniently located just south of E 3rd Street on SR 446, Gentry Park balances a peaceful, natural environment with quick access to the local shopping and attractions of greater Bloomington.
July 29, 2022
July 26th is National Disability Independence Day, which commemorates the signing of The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which happened on July 26, 1990. The ADA prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in several areas, including employment, transportation, public accommodations, communications, and access to state and local government programs and services. ADA compliance means the […]
December 31, 2021
Ayana King is a Diversity, Equity, + Inclusion specialist and the CEO of Maximum Communications. For our last D&I conversation of 2021, she discusses with an Arrow resident Arrow’s Diversity & Inclusion Speaker Series, the importance of diversity, equity, & inclusion, and how people can help promote those principles to improve society.