Why We’re No Longer Dropping the “F-Bomb”

Our Philosophy  |  April 19, 2021

Why we say community instead of facility

The words we use influence our beliefs and our actions, which is why we are on a mission to ban the F-word: “facility.” When we hear the word “facility,” we’re likely to envision a cold institution. However, when we hear “community,” we think of an environment where our collective and individual humanity and citizenship are valued.

At Christian Living Communities-Cappella Living Solutions, we intentionally strive to build communities that are centered around the autonomy, belonging and purpose of each resident and team member. It’s part of our larger vision of creating communities where aging is honored and celebrated.

CLC-Cappella’s President and CEO Jill Vitale-Aussem shares how changing the words we use can also change our mindsets on the CLC blog and in the video below.

For more examples of how you can make a shift in your language, download a Words Matter worksheet to share with your team, family and friends.

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