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 Castlewood 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 School Violence Conversation with Dr. Allison Paolini. She discussed school violence, gun violence, and the impact it creates on schools and families alike.
This DEI hit home for me as I have very young children, of whom will be attending school this fall. As a parent, we fear these situations, with little hope and ability to control them.
Arrow’s D&I Speaker Series broadens our horizons to ongoing issues with mankind, as well to brainstorm and create alternative or better solutions to problems not everyone may be made aware of. These discussions can be difficult, but sometimes solutions can be made alongside meaningful discussion.
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 Castlewood Senior Living in Nixa, MO offers assisted living and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include restaurant dining, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Conveniently located with easy access to a wide variety of attractions and local shopping.