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 Kingsland Walk Senior Living, DEI goes beyond training and mentoring. It is a way of life. In my short career with Kingsland Walk Senior Living, I have had the ability meet so many new people and be a part of cultural celebrations. This has been a great learning experience for me personally and something that I look forward to each month. I have enjoyed my conversations with residents and employees as we learn more about each other.
One of my favorite conversations thus far in this series was A Mental Health Awareness Conversation on Anxiety with Sandy McGatha and Debbie Dewey.
Anxiety affects people of all ages. The main thing that I remembered from this series is that you are not alone.
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!
Kingsland Walk Senior Living in University City, MO offers assisted living and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include Maybellene’s Restaurant, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and comfortable community living spaces. Located in the heart of University City just one block North of Delmar Boulevard with convenient access to the vibrant dining and shopping on The Loop and within minutes of St. Louis’s greatest attractions, including Forest Park, the Science Center, St. Louis Zoo, and more!
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.