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April 19, 2024

Dispelling Senior Living Myths

Category: Senior Living

Author: Nicole Waugh, Executive Director

Arrow Senior Living is known for doing things a little differently and challenging the status quo within the industry. It’s just who we are! Even with all the technological conveniences of today such as social media and websites, it is still common to meet individuals with a skewed perception of what senior living looks like. In this blog, I want to share my senior living journey, why I remain committed to the industry, the biggest myth I believe exists, and how to help others overcome the myths surrounding our beautiful Burlington Creek Senior Living community and services.

Senior residents and new employees playing Beachball chair volleyball during orientation. Fun and inclusive activity for all!

With over 25 years of experience in various healthcare roles. When stepping into the role of Executive Director felt like a natural progression. I’ve been able to leverage my skills in nursing, marketing, and human resources to foster stability and ensure consistent care within the community.

With a joyful smile, an older woman sits in a chair, gripping a colorful beach ball, during an Employee Orientation for Beachball chair volleyball session.

With over 25 years of experience in various healthcare roles. When stepping into the role of Executive Director felt like a natural progression. I’ve been able to leverage my skills in nursing, marketing, and human resources to foster stability and ensure consistent care within the community.

My daily motivation stems from the drive to improve upon yesterday’s achievements. For instance, collaborating with the clinical team to enhance call light response times. Also, implementing new Arrow processes daily and making incremental progress each day.

Active Living Redefined: Dispelling Misconceptions About Senior Living Communities

One prevalent myth about senior living is the misconception that it’s merely a gathering of inactive individuals in wheelchairs.

Senior living today differs significantly from the past experiences of our parents or grandparents. The landscape for senior living communities has evolved significantly. It now caters to a broader range of active seniors, providing them with diverse options. These communities focus not only on addressing personal needs but also on nurturing the holistic well-being and individual interests of residents.

An elderly man proudly displaying his victory in the game of the Uzzle, surrounded by dice at a table.

I hope you found this helpful, and I encourage you to share it with others because here at Arrow, we are committed to reshaping the perception of senior living! Search #whatseniorlivinglookslike, and you will find so many great things that happen in our community every single day.


Seniors engaging in a game of the Uzzle at the senior living community.

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 andĀ  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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