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June 3, 2022

The Boulevard Senior Living Shows Their Colors During Pride Month

Category: Senior Living

Author: Shannon Novak

In celebration of Pride Month this June, Arrow Senior Living is taking a look 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 the calmness. Purple is the color of spirit, thought to connect us to the spiritual realm.

At The Boulevard Senior Living Wentzville, MO, we feel most connected to the color yellow. Life Science states, “Yellow is a color that symbolizes happiness, warmth, and sunshine in most cultures.”  Our community is very vibrant, active, and full of excitement which creates a happy environment. There is an energy that comes from living amongst your neighbors in our community which creates a safe and “family” atmosphere. Our host of volunteers welcome new residents and form friendships that contribute to a warm and inclusive place to live. Our community also provides a sense of purpose and allows residents to share their unique gifts and talents with others. Our residents have the freedom to do whatever they dream, all they must do is ask.

Our Resident Services Team at The Boulevard focuses on strengthening residents’ body, minds, and spirit through a wide range of vibrant programming. We continually provide inspirational opportunities for both residents and team members to expand their minds and increase their knowledge. We encourage residents to exercise their freedom of choice, attending as many events and programming as they wish. Residents and team members support each other and that brings a sense of security for all. We strive to encourage both residents and team members to live their best life by accepting new challenges and experiences.

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 traditions 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!

The Boulevard Senior Living of Saint Charles in St. Charles, MO 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 SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital St. Charles with convenient access to major shopping centers and clubs, including St. Peters Golf Club, Mid Rivers Mall, Katy Trail, Main Street St. Charles, New Town at St.Charles, and the Streets of St. Charles.

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