July 8, 2022

The Parkway Senior Living Explores the Importance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Category: D&I Series

Author: Matt Bailey, 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 The Parkway Senior Living, DEI goes beyond training and mentoring. It is a way of life. One of my favorite conversations thus far was A Native American Heritage Conversation with Braylan Benoist.

Braylan does a great job of connecting the past, present, and future as they pertain to current issues that face the Native American population today.

In this global age we live in, I believe it is incredibly important to remember that the beauty of humanity is our differences. The most important thing that goes together with that beauty is being respectful, celebrating those differences, and lifting each other up, rather than looking upon those differences with a sense of malice or superiority. As the saying goes, variety is the spice of life. I firmly believe that.

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 Parkway Senior Living in Blue Springs, MO offers senior villas, 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. Located just south of Hwy 70 right in the heart of major shopping, dining, and attractions, residents enjoy convenient access to golfing, local parks, and healthcare services.

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The Parkway Senior Living

550 NE Napoleon Drive

Blue Springs, MO 64014

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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