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 The KentRidge Senior Living, DEI goes beyond training and mentoring. It is a way of life. One of my favorite conversations thus far was A Woman’s History Month Conversation with Michelle Berry.
Being a woman myself it is inspirational to see how capable and strong-willed women are through history, against the greatest of odds. To be recognized and taking your seat at the table is a proud accomplishment for women, because for so long we were kept bound by the ignorance of socially acceptable “norms.”
I personally think it’s important for woman to empower each other. I think giving each other strength through community and bonding with each other we learn, grow, and teach each other in ways that form our very standard of excellence.
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 KentRidge Senior Living in Kent, OH offers independent living plus, 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. The KentRidge is nestled in South Kent in a peaceful neighborhood just off Sunnybrook Road with easy access to SR 261 and SR 42, residents have convenient access to local shopping and attractions.
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.