Once again, we find our lives disrupted – not by a pandemic, but by heartbreaking events that have stirred deep emotions in all of us. George Floyd’s death has again shed a bright light on the shameful history of discrimination, hatred, and racism in this country. Sadly, events like these are not isolated, nor are they new. The senseless killings of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and now George Floyd, have deeply saddened me personally and everyone across the Kisco family. From all accounts, Mr. Floyd was a peaceful man, and these violent protests – some of which have taken place in close proximity to Kisco communities – do not honor him. While we understand the anger and frustration of protesters, we also condemn the destruction of public and private property, looting and physical assault on peaceful protesters and law enforcement.
My family and I have, and will continue to support the Equal Justice Initiative, led by Bryan Stevenson, an amazing author and advocate for civil rights who has said “we don’t change the world with the ideas in our mind, but with conviction in our heart.” We recognize that while progress has been made, there’s still a long journey ahead to combat racism and injustice in our country. We will engage in candid conversations and unbiased listening so we can impact meaningful changes for the future while recognizing that we all have a responsibility to create justice. At Kisco, we embrace diversity and celebrate our unique backgrounds, cultures and traditions. Taking care of our residents and associates is a badge of honor that we proudly wear every day. We strive to live our Principles, Values and Beliefs daily – treating everyone with integrity, dignity and compassion while making the health and well-being of residents and associates our top priority. At Kisco Senior Living, we are Making a Difference Every Day®.
President & CEO