June 3, 2022
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 Chestnut Hill Senior Living Columbus, OH, we feel most connected to yellow. It is full of brightness, positive energy, and I love the fact that it brings remembrance. My residents love to share reflections of the past, while moving forward in a positive way one day at a time and enjoying their lives. They bring smiles to all who interact with them and to those who choose to listen to what they have to say. They are priceless, beautiful people.
As Resident Services Director, I always have eyes on the residents when I am engaging with them. I am aware if there are any changes with them physically or cognitively. I then share my concerns. I am always trying to improve the quality of their life, with new and fun road trips, theater, picnics, bird watching, and trips to the ice cream shoppe. My job is to make things happen for them.
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!
Chestnut Hill Senior Living in Columbus, OH offers assisted living and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Newly renovated in 2021. Amenities at Chestnut Hill include restaurant dining, 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Centrally located just east of Hamilton Road and Morse Road with quick access to Hwy 161, Gahanna, New Albany, and the greater Columbus area.
November 25, 2022
2022, what a great year at Chestnut Hill Senior Living! We welcomed the year with an amazing renovation that made Chestnut Hill not only a “Great Place to Work,” but a beautiful place to work. Lastly, and most importantly, we added over 40 new members to the Chestnut Hill family. Chestnut Hill had a very […]
November 11, 2022
When considering senior living, the Veterans Administration offers a pension potentially available to war era veterans and surviving spouses called Aid & Attendance. This information may not be easy to understand. Below is a snapshot of how this benefit may be useful to you or a loved one. The pension is a reimbursement to help […]