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June 3, 2022

Hudson Grande Senior Living Shows Their Colors During Pride Month

Category: Senior Living

Author: Austin Marsh, Resident Services Director

In celebration of Pride Month this June, Arrow Senior Living is looking at The Pride Flag, a symbol that is a representation of the forward movements to support and celebrate those in the LGBTQIA+ community. This important piece of the community has a meaning that is described by the colors included.

Red represents life and passion among many cultures. Orange represents healing, fun, and celebration. Yellow is a symbol for sunlight and is said to stimulate new ideas and thoughts. Green is synonymous with nature, a healing place, also associated with prosperity and growth. Blue represents serenity and calmness. Purple is the color of spirit, thought to connect us to the spiritual realm.

At Hudson Grande Senior Living Hudson, OH, we feel most connected to the color red. Our community has so many individuals, both staff and residents, that are passionate about their interests and pursuing what is best for themselves and others. We have an extremely dedicated staff, a very lively group of residents, and a community that, all around, works hard to embrace the culture of others and ensures that we are all represented equally.

As Resident Services Directors, it is not only our duty to ensure that our residents are aware of the various cultures that they interact with daily, but to inform and educate them on the communities and cultures that are all over the world. This will help them broaden their viewpoint and propagate new ways of celebrating their neighbors. We are the cultivators of community and culture within our respective spaces, and without an open heart, thoughtful mind, and endearing soul, we would be doing our residents a disservice by sheltering them from the many peoples that span our globe.

In our community, we know that each of our residents have come from different lifestyles and backgrounds. As such, we work to maintain that diverse culture across both residents and staff with targeted programming and staff education efforts. Arrow Senior Living has launched a resident-led Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) speaker series for employee and resident education. Residents interview speakers who represent some of the relevant topics of the day related to diversity, equity, and inclusion ranging from non-binary people and use of pronouns to Juneteenth history. Through our tradition’s council, which coordinates core resident and employee cultural celebrations and education, we work actively to celebrate diversity within our community. This has created a means for residents and employees to join in recognition of each other. The road ahead is to ensure that diversity and inclusion is not just an initiative. Moving forward requires necessary conversations to address discomfort and to open dialogue on important perspectives. This helps to ensure that we are providing not only an enjoyable place to retire, but one where seniors can feel enriched, safe, and excited about life!

Town and Country Senior Living in Town and Country, MO 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, 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. We are centrally located near St. Luke’s Hospital and Chesterfield Amphitheater. In addition, convenient access to major shopping centers and attractions, including the Ballwin Golf Course and Events Center, West Country Center, Lone Elk Park, Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, Myseum, and Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant.

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