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January 6, 2023

The Kentridge Senior Living Spreads the Word of the Year

Category: Senior Living

Author: Kellie McElhiney, Executive Director

Every year Arrow’s personal and professional development coach, Michael Buckley, asks everyone to pick a “Word of the Year.” The goal is to look inward and consider what we each need more of and what might improve our lives. Sometimes we need more focus or clarity. Sometimes we need more compassion. Sometimes we just need more fun!

Picking a word for both me and my community is a commitment to doing work on yourself and the “we” and “us” work we want to do as a community.

Looking back on 2022, there are two highlights that come to mind, the successful “Best of” Party and exterior upgrades and maintenance.

Now, looking forward to 2023, what The Kentridge Senior Living needs is excellence. We struggled, learned, and discovered. Working toward excellence we learned these things: 1) Together we rise. 2) It’s okay to set expectations and to raise the bar. 3) Each department plays a vital and fundamental role in the overall functionality of operations; we need each other. 4) It’s okay to ask that everyone work to meet those goals. 

Together we will meet and exceed expectations to improve the quality of life and the quality of care we provide our residents. The goal for all of us is the same, excellence in service.

We weave this word into daily operations of the community with high fives, coaching, and calling it out when we see it. And when we see someone who needs a helping hand and we provide it, this is excellence!

What is YOUR WORD? I hope you will pick one too. What does your life need a little more of in 2023? What does “future you” thank you for working on now? Our words are meant to inspire us. If it is not inspiring, it’s not the right word.

And if you are reading this, please hold us accountable. When you visit The Kentridge Senior Living or come to town hall, ask us what our word of the year is and what have we done to support it.

Please look forward to the December 2023 blog where we tell you all the ways we lived in line with our word of the year and all the ways it helped improve our community.

The KentRidge Senior Living in Kent, OH offers 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 University Hospital Portage Medical Center with convenient access to major shopping centers and attractions, including Sunny Hill Golf & Recreation Inc, Stow-Kent Shopping Center, Kent State Univeristy Museum, The Portage Hike & Bike Trail, and Mad Cap Brewing Company.

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