Markham House Celebrates Cultural Diversity

At Markham House, we are proud to have residents from a variety of cultures and backgrounds. In an effort to celebrate our cultural diversity, we host an international night every month. Learn more about the importance of cultural diversity in senior living and take a peek at our most recent celebration!

International Nights at Markham House

Belly dancer at Markham HouseLife is largely comprised of our stories. At Markham House, we love hearing our resident’s life stories. Each one is so unique and we are proud to have residents and staff from a wide range of backgrounds. It’s important for us to celebrate those backgrounds and to give a voice to our past that creates understanding about our present and our future.

Learning more about each other’s backgrounds and cultures helps us understand each other better. It creates a true sense of community where every person really belongs. Learning about other cultures increases communication and has a tangible impact on care and quality of life.

Every month, our residents and staff gather for a fun and vibrant international night. We decorate our building, we cook ethnic food, play music, and even invite entertainers to perform for us. Most recently we had a Middle Eastern night where we invited a belly dancer. It was a huge hit with our residents and they truly enjoyed learning more about the Middle East, its food, art, and music.

We would love for you to join us for our next international night! Call or stop by today and join us!

About the author

Alissa has been working in marketing and the senior living industry for over 7 years. She graduated from the University of Illinois with a B.S. in advertising and has worked all over the world as a freelance communications strategist and writer. Currently living in Okinawa, Japan, Alissa loves to travel, read, cook, and spend time with her two children and golden retriever.