With every new day comes an opportunity, and today, across the nation, it begins with a single, impactful question: “Are you okay?”
Today marks RUOK Day 2023, but this initiative isn’t just about four simple words. It is about the weight they carry and the lives they touch.
Founded on the principle that a conversation can change a life, RUOK Day goes beyond its annual appearance. It champions the profound significance of connection, understanding, and empathy in our fast-paced world. In an age where loneliness often lurks in silent corners and mental wellbeing is tested, asking “Are you okay?” can be a lifeline.
The beauty of RUOK Day lies not only in initiating conversations but in fostering an environment where people feel safe to voice their vulnerabilities. It nudges us towards becoming better listeners, more empathetic friends, and a stronger community.
At Oryx Communities our commitment to these ideals isn’t limited to a single day on the calendar. Instead, it’s a daily promise, embedded into the heart of our community. We are driven by our foundational values that are instilled in every interaction. Our values of Vitality, Advocacy, Unity, Empathy and Dignity aren’t mere words to us. They are the guiding lights that shape our actions, ensuring that every individual— whether a resident, staff member, or a visiting family member — feels seen, appreciated, and uplifted.
Today, and every day, let us all vow to be there for one another, to uplift, support, and understand. Because in the simple act of asking, and truly listening, we can make the world a little kinder, one conversation at a time.
If you require any support or would like to discuss your situation or that of a loved one, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to hear.
From your friends at Oryx
The Richardson Aged Care – 9381 2800
The Queenslea Aged Care – 6280 1900
The Queenslea Retirement Living Apartments – 6280 1999