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Shine Brighter Together: Valuable Resources for Caring for Aging Loved Ones

Experience exceptional assisted living and memory care services at The Kensington Falls Church. Our senior living community is dedicated to providing specialized care and support for seniors facing memory challenges. 

We understand the importance of ensuring their comfort, safety, and well-being.

Our team of professionals is highly trained in memory care techniques and is committed to utilizing personalized approaches to meet each resident’s unique needs.

We believe in creating a warm, welcoming environment where seniors thrive.

At The Kensington Falls Church, we prioritize engagement, independence, and quality of life. We offer various stimulating life-enrichment activities designed to keep residents active and engaged. 

Our comfortable accommodations provide a peaceful retreat, and our delicious dining options cater to individual tastes and dietary needs.

If you’re looking for support and care for your senior loved one, we invite you to learn more about our senior living community. 

Enhance your caregiving skills

If you’re currently serving as a family caregiver for your senior loved one, join our five-part virtual workshop to gain valuable caregiver tips.

Our sessions cover engaging caregiver support topics such as: 

  • Creative communication strategies to navigate summer
  • How to meaningfully use music with a loved one with dementia
  • Art for the aging brain
  • Caregiver mental fitness
  • Weekly wellness plan to find balance and joy for a busy life

When you RSVP to each of our free sessions, you will enhance your caregiving skills and learn how to take better care of yourself to prevent caregiver burnout. 

Communicate well with your loved one 

Master the art of effective communication when interacting with seniors, particularly those with memory loss.

Some valuable suggestions to enhance your communication skills include: 

  • Utilize clear and simple language 
  • Maintain eye contact 
  • Speak in a calm and reassuring tone
  • Allow ample time for a response 
  • Utilize visual aids and gestures 
  • Encourage reminiscing and storytelling 
  • Maintain a positive and cheerful demeanor
  • Use non-verbal communication 
  • Be patient and flexible
  • Build rapport and trust

Establishing rapport and trust with seniors with Alzheimer’s or dementia is crucial for effective communication. It involves showing them respect, compassion, and a genuine interest in their well-being, fostering meaningful connections.

Part I: Creative Communication Strategies to Navigate Summer with the Alzheimer’s Association 

Discover the art of effective communication with your senior loved one at our upcoming event, where aging specialists will delve into techniques and strategies for enhancing communication. 

The first part of this summer series will take place Wednesday, June 28th, at 6 pm EDT. 

Musical experiences for seniors with dementia

The profound impact of music on individuals with dementia is truly remarkable. It offers therapeutic benefits that can significantly improve their overall well-being. 

As part of our series, we are dedicated to guiding you on sharing and utilizing music with your loved one.

Music can reach deep within, evoking memories, emotions, and connections that may otherwise be difficult to access. 

By incorporating music into your interactions with your loved one, you can create meaningful moments and enhance their quality of life.

Part II: Together in Harmony: How to Use Music In a Meaningful Way for a Loved One with Dementia

Tara Jenkins, Board Certified Music Therapist, will speak at this event, held Wednesday, July 12th, at 6 pm EDT.

RSVP for the event to learn more.

In the meantime, a few suggestions you can try with your loved one include: 

  • Personalized playlists
  • Sing-a-longs 
  • Musical instruments 
  • Movement and dance
  • Background music 

Every individual is unique, and their preferences may vary. Pay attention to your loved one’s responses and adapt these suggestions to suit their needs and interests. 

The power of art for your loved one’s brain

Art can engage, inspire, and stimulate the brain, making it an ideal avenue for enhancing your loved one’s cognitive well-being. 

By incorporating art into their daily life, you unlock a multitude of benefits and provide them with a fulfilling and enriching experience.

Some of the benefits of engaging in art activities include: 

  • Cognitive stimulation 
  • Emotional expression 
  • Stress reduction 
  • Improved self-esteem 
  • Social engagement 
  • Enhanced motor skills 
  • Memory enhancement 
  • Sense of purpose and fulfillment

Art activities for individuals with dementia include painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, crafts, group art projects, and other creative pursuits.

The Kensington Falls Church offers a vibrant calendar of life-enrichment activities, enabling our residents to engage in art, hobbies, and socialization, creating a fulfilling and enjoyable lifestyle.

Part III: Art for the Aging Brain with Opening Minds through Art Scripps Gerontology Center 

During our third webinar, you will learn more about art for the aging brain. 

Don’t miss this event on Wednesday, July 19th, at 6 pm EDT. RSVP here.

Discovering balance in caregiving responsibilities

Finding harmony in caregiving responsibilities is essential for maintaining your own well-being while providing quality care to your loved one.

Here are some effective strategies to help you achieve and maintain a healthy balance in your caregiving responsibilities:

  • Prioritize self-care 
  • Set realistic expectations
  • Seek and accept support
  • Establish boundaries
  • Practice effective time management
  • Take breaks 
  • Foster open communication
  • Practice self-compassion

Part IV: Caregiver Mental Fitness 

Join our upcoming events as we dive into essential topics to help you cope with stress and find the balance needed to be a mentally and emotionally resilient caregiver. 

Knowledgeable experts will guide you through valuable strategies and techniques to support your well-being.

In this fourth event, Braden Bishop, caregiver advocate and former major league baseball player, will speak on Wednesday, August 16th at 6 pm EDT. 

Braden, now an MBL agent, founded the 4MOM Foundation in honor of his mother, Suzy, who battled Alzheimer’s and Dementia. He has committed his life to educating people in the community about lifestyle and wellness.

Part V: Weekly wellness plan to find balance and joy for a busy life 

Sherri Snelling, gerontologist, will speak during this last series, on Wednesday, August 23rd, at 6 pm EDT. 

She will share the science of well-being to discover what makes you happier and heathier… especially when faced with caregiving, career or other life challenges.

Learn why sleep, experiencing awe and gratitude, and practicing empathy helps combat stress, burnout, anxiety and depression to build resiliency. Sherri will also teach you how to create a brain health exercise plan to cross-train your brain.

RSVP to each of these events here and save the dates.

Dedicated and compassionate care for your loved one 

At The Kensington Falls Church, we prioritize providing dedicated and compassionate care for your loved one. 

Our commitment is to ensure their well-being, comfort, and happiness throughout their time with us.

Here’s what you can expect from our dedicated and compassionate team and approach:

  • 24/7 support
    • Full-time RN
    • Licensed nurses
    • Physician office on-site
    • Medication administration
  • Trained and caring staff
  • Specialized services
  • Rehabilitation services 
    • Physical therapy 
    • Occupational therapy 
    • Speech therapy 
  • Engaging life-enrichment activities
  • Exquisite dining services – including complimentary dining for friends and family, as well as catering to specialized diets
  • Family involvement

Our Promise is to love and care for your family as we do our own, which you will see when you join our community and experience the peace of mind that comes from knowing your loved one is in caring and capable hands.

Contact us or read our blog to learn more about our assisted living and memory care services, caregiver resources, and upcoming events.

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