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Kensington Park has pioneered a powerful collaboration and partnership program between our community and several outside organizations. When it comes to the health and well-being of our residents, we believe in the idea of prevention of disease processes versus reaction to decline. Through the many relationships we have developed, our residents benefit from innovative wellness programs, the latest industry research, and advanced supportive services.
Arts for the Aging
AFTA’s vision is to model and promote how very important dignity and compassion are in the care of older adults, and that arts intervention strategies provide accessible and uplifting ways to cope with changing abilities as we age.
As the region’s leading arts service organization delivering life-enhancing and innovative experiences to older people – in day care centers, nursing homes, assisted living and community centers – AFTA’s customized arts engagements are led by trained artists and designed to minimize the effects of ranges of physical and cognitive challenges.
Immersion in visual, musical, performing, literary, and intergenerational arts programs sparks the memory, lifts the spirit and creates social bonds, all so vital to impaired, vulnerable and isolated older adults.
Learn more at www.aftaarts.org…
Caregiver Connect not only offers support but opportunities for education and learning as well. Helping others often leads to more positive outcomes for oneself. Caregivers will benefit from a chance to share their experiences and gain support for themselves and their senior loved one.
Christina Neill Bowen, MSW, a Change Facilitator for Seabury Resources for the Aging, will lead our Caregiver Connect program. Christina brings over 17 years of experience advocating for older adults, and she has directed monthly gatherings of caregivers to brainstorm about challenges, suggest therapeutic approaches and provide support.
Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area
For more than 25 year, the Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area (PFNCA) has been working to improve the quality of life for people facing Parkinson’s Disease.
Since 2015, we have had a great relationship with the Parkinson’s Foundation of the National Capital Area (PFNCA). With this partnership, Kensington Park offers both a Communication Club and an Energized Fitness Class for anyone that has Parkinson’s. These classes are led by certified professionals in the areas of speech and physical therapy who have undergone specific training as it relates to Parkinson’s. These classes are open to the public. We are continuing to add to this platform with dance and swimming. As part of our partnerships, each March we sponsor the Parkinson’s Symposium and each September the Parkinson’s Walk.
LEARN MORE at www.parkinsonfoundation.org…
Rivet Revolution was created by three women including a family member of a resident living at one of our Kensington communities who felt she wanted to do something to bring awareness to Alzheimer’s disease. The idea of folks purchasing the Rivet Revolution bracelets was born to bring awareness and form connections between those affected by Alzheimer’s and their families.
Kensington Senior Living has formed a partnership with Rivet Revolution to help wipe out this disease through the purchase of Rivet bracelets where $10 from every purchase will be donated to the fight to end Alzheimer’s. Special Kensington bracelets have been created too to assist in this endeavor.
If you would like to purchase a Kensington bracelet, please visit us at Kensington Park. For more information on Rivet Revolution or to purchase Rivet bracelets online, visit www.rivetrevolution.com and use Partner Code KSL.