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May 30, 2024

Cultivating Community Culture

Category: Culture & Traditions

Author: Sydney McCall, Resident Services Director

As Resident Services Director at The Burlington Creek Senior Living, I am the energy and engagement designer of the community. My job description specifically states I am to be a “Culture Creator.” Each day, I work to set the perfect tone for our community events and resident engagements. Providing socialization opportunities in senior living is more than just playing the beloved game of bingo. Beyond the events, essential amenities, and daily care lies the heartbeat of every community – a culture that fosters connection, purpose, and a sense of belonging.

Each monthly calendar features events tailored to the residents’ interests, focusing on key programming elements: physical, cognitive, spiritual, sensory, and social. We always celebrate major holidays in a big way, incorporating traditions from various cultures based on our residents’ backgrounds. Unique to The Burlington Creek and Arrow Senior Living, each month, we also celebrate several Arrow Traditions. These include focusing on Black History Month, Mom and Pop Small Business Day, Be Kind to Humankind Week, and so many more!

Embracing New Traditions and Lifelong Learning in Our Community

I’ve found immense joy in introducing traditions into our community, many of which are new experiences for our residents. These events have not only created opportunities for our residents to connect with potential newcomers and staff but have also sparked a spirit of lifelong learning among us. Now, we feel motivated to explore topics and events that we hadn’t encountered before.

As we embrace new beliefs and backgrounds, we expand our horizons and foster a more inclusive environment. Throughout my time in senior living, I’ve been committed to creating a safe, accepting, and enjoyable atmosphere for everyone. By embracing and celebrating new traditions and remaining open to new experiences, we enhance our capacity for tolerance and understanding.

Every senior living community has its own culture built around the engagement and interactions of the residents. I am proud to set the stage for socialization and events for my residents as we continue building and expanding our culture at The Burlington Creek Senior Living. 

Senior residents sitting with hands up, safely watching a solar eclipse together.

Burlington Creek Senior Living in Kansas City, 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 Saint Luke’s Northland Hospital and  MCI Airport. In addition, our community expands beyond our campus through the gateway to the vibrant cultural scene of Kansas City, with attractions, including Deuce at National Gold Club, the Historical Downtown Parkville Mo, Worlds of Fun, and Park University.

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