Dear Kensington Families, Partners & Friends,
Welcome to the Summer of Us! Time for sunny skies, a slower pace, time off and trips away… and most importantly, spending time with those that we love and care for.
The people we share our days with ultimately leave a big mark on our lives. Prioritizing togetherness and relationship building can have a significant impact on our wellbeing, health and happiness.
And while this all sounds idyllic, we recognize that caring for an aging loved one is not always easy. But the bright sunshine and warmth of the summertime do offer wonderful opportunities for sharing activities and experiences your loved one enjoys. With some preparation and planning, you can make the most of the summer months together in ways that are safe, comforting, stimulating and meaningful. And we’re here to help.
A great first step is to focus on creating joy in the little moments and being flexible with your expectations and outcomes. Carve time to experience the wonder and awe of your surroundings, together!
It is our hope that you and your loved ones are able to shine this summer – and beyond. And with that, we lovingly bring you our Summer Caregiver Guide!
Kensington Senior Living Proudly Presents: Ready, Set, Summer! Our Kensington Caregiver Support Series
Shine Bright with Expert Advice & Resources for You and Your Aging Loved One
Wednesdays in June, July & August: 6pm – 7pm EDT via Zoom
Top Tips for Vacationing with Your Loved One
by Iris Pierce, MA, Certified Dementia Practitioner
Planning a getaway with your loved one this summer? We understand this may feel overwhelming from the get-go for caregivers. But, with some smart planning ahead of time, we believe you can enjoy a safe, fun and engaging trip to the fullest! Kensington’s own Iris Pierce, MA, Certified Dementia Practitioner, shares her advice and expertise so you can make the most out of your time away.
Our Slice of Happy: Summer Sunshine Playlist
Curated by Julia McCarren, Kensington Licensed Music Therapist
Music offers such beautiful opportunities for not only enjoyment, but for meaningful connection with your loved one, too. Julia McCarren, Licensed Board-Certified Music Therapist & Director of Creative Arts Therapies at Kensington Park, has curated a Summer Sunshine Playlist for you and your loved one! While you listen to each song, stimulate memories and conversation by flipping through family photos from past summers and reminiscing on good times. For our song selections and more tips for engagement, click below!
Kensington Caregiver Summer Reads
Family Ties: Reflections on the Relationships that Shape Us
Our familial bonds are some of the most impactful relationships we have throughout our lives. This summer, we’ve chosen our favorite new reads all about family ties: bonds between mothers, daughters, sisters, brothers and more. Our recommendations shed light and insight on the life-giving, and oftentimes complex, dynamics of family. We hope you enjoy each of these wonderful books!
Dancing Through the Longest Day: Bringing Light to Alzheimer’s
On June 21st, we danced through the Longest Day of the Year at Kensington Senior Living! This annual fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association brings light to the darkness of the disease. The goal is to spend the summer solstice doing activities you love with the ones you love! Join us in the fight against Alzheimer’s today and every day. Watch our residents & team members dancing at each of our Kensington communities!
Join Our New Kensington Caregiver Club for Mobile Updates: Sign Up Today!
We are thrilled to announce the launch of our Kensington Caregiver Club. This exciting mobile club offers ongoing caregiver resources, events and opportunities via text – just for YOU! Stay educated, enlightened and engaged all summer long with our Kensington resources, events and programs.
to (571) 489 – 7385