September 2, 2022

Arrow Senior Living Recognizes Labor Day by Appreciating Employees

Category: Senior Living

Author: Mandy Wilks, Regional Director of Human Resources

Labor Day is often considered to be the unofficial “end of summer” holiday but is actually an effort to recognize American workers. It was first celebrated in New York City in 1882 and signed into law as a legal holiday by President Grover Cleveland in 1894.  Arrow Senior Living will be recognizing this 140th year anniversary of Labor Day by proclaiming appreciation to our employees.

As a community, we decided 2022 would be “The Year of the Employee,” and thus focused our business plans on ways to celebrate those individuals who make Arrow what it is and allow us to do what we do. We recognize that healthcare and caregiving is a difficult profession at the best of times but adding COVID-19 to the mix amplified the struggle.

And yet, in the face of extreme uncertainty and never seen circumstances, our employees adapted to the constantly changing CDC guidelines, routine testing, personal protective equipment requirements, visitor restrictions, and so much more on a monthly, weekly, or sometimes even daily basis. Throughout it all, our teams remained committed to providing our residents with the best quality of care regardless of what protocols were in place. It was the tenacity of those individuals, their dedication despite the uncertainty, that allowed us to remain #ArrowStrong.

As a company, one way we show appreciation to our amazing teams is through a weekly campaign of creative follow ups (CFUs). A CFU is simply a way to show gratitude to an individual or team of employees for the work they do. This past year, my favorite CFU was our Fall Retreat. During this two-day event our Home Office and Executive Director teams were able to all come together for team building, education, and business planning.

One of the highlights of the team building was rolling out our volleyball team campaign in our communities. To increase excitement with our Executive Directors, we selected teams, rolled out a tournament bracket, played matches, and at the end of the retreat crowned the Strongsville Super Stars as the winners. This CFU of team building provided tons of smiles, increased loyalty, and provided motivation to roll out the program in their communities.

To conclude, in honor of Labor Day, September 5th, 2022, Arrow Senior Living wants to thank our employees, and we sincerely hope each of them can feel it. Without our teams, we wouldn’t be Arrow Strong. 

Saint Charles, Missouri-based Arrow Senior Living manages a collection of communities that offer varying levels of care including independent living, assisted living, and memory care. Each and every senior living community supports residents by focusing on dignity, respect, and quality of life. The programs and amenities offered are selected to provide only the highest standard of quality and comfort.

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