The topic of Ageism is building steam as more people are becoming increasingly aware of the challenges it represents. Like other “isms,” i.e., racism or sexism, ageism has crept into our culture, but it is not easily removed from our culture.

For a while, I’ve been mindful of language and the impact it has to either support or discourage even the faintest traits of ageism within my own circle of influence. I was challenged once to consider the impact of the word “still,” as in “she still drives,” “he still rides a bicycle,” or “they still enjoy going on hikes.” I’ve come to realize that the language we use can go a long way in promoting the advancement of ageism. I’ve also learned that mindful use of language can help to erode the derogatory hold of ageism on our culture, and I’m committed to that as a goal.

I’m not alone in that commitment, as you can see from this recent article in LeadingAge Magazine in which others around the country are continuing the dialogue aimed at bringing ageism out of the shadows and into the light. My hope is that such exposure will help us all be more mindful of the role we can play in eliminating much of the stigma associated with aging. We have an opportunity to remind ourselves and others that aging is cool…still.

-Tim Rogers, Executive Director, Someren Glen

December 19, 2016 | Posted in Blog | Leave a comment

We all have career goals, but as Christian Living Communities’ employee Cosmin Muresan shares, “In an ideal world, everyone is supposed to have money to pursue their dreams to go to school and achieve a degree. But, we are not. Read More…

December 12, 2016 | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

PROMISE Stars live out these customer service principles: Personalize interactions, Respect each person, Own each person’s problem as if it’s yours, Make everyone’s life better, Invite people to connect and Exceed expectations.  Susan Walton, Payroll Director – Home Office Recently, there. Read More…

It’s a joy-filled time of the year, and we wanted to share a few snapshots of this holiday season within the CLC family of communities…

At our communities, we have quite a few residents who go above and beyond with their service and care for other residents and CLC team members. Dee Deeter of Someren Glen is one of those wonderful people. In November 2016,. Read More…

November 30, 2016 | Posted in News | Leave a comment

PROMISE Stars live out these customer service principles: Personalize interactions, Respect each person, Own each person’s problem as if it’s yours, Make everyone’s life better, Invite people to connect and Exceed expectations. Dayspring Villa Transition Team – Home Office On August. Read More…

November 28, 2016 | Posted in News,Press | 2 Comments

As a high school student, Terry Rogers drove Jefferson County School District buses in Birmingham, Alabama, to take younger students on field trips. As the new President and CEO of Christian Living Communities (CLC), a Greenwood Village-based senior living and. Read More…

November 15, 2016 | Posted in Blog | Leave a comment

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. President John F. Kennedy As many of us prepare for a time of thanksgiving with family and friends,. Read More…

October 31, 2016 | Posted in News | Leave a comment

PROMISE Stars live out these customer service principles: Personalize interactions, Respect each person, Own each person’s problem as if it’s yours, Make everyone’s life better, Invite people to connect and Exceed expectations.  Sometimes it takes a Village; The Holly Creek residents. Read More…

October 24, 2016 | Posted in News | 2 Comments

PROMISE Stars live out these customer service principles: Personalize interactions, Respect each person, Own each person’s problem as if it’s yours, Make everyone’s life better, Invite people to connect and Exceed expectations. Jan Armani, Personal Care Associate – Home Care Services. Read More…

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