July 8, 2022

Gentry Park Senior Living Explores the Importance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Category: D&I Series

Author: Jasmine McGuire, Business Office Director

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.

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Gentry Park Senior Living

901 S Hastings Drive

Bloomington, IN 47401

Arrow Senior Living serves and employs individuals of all faiths, regardless of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age or handicap, except as limited by state and federal law.

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