Kensington Park Celebration of Life 2022
As many of you know, family is what Kensington Park is all about. Our promise “to love and care for your family as we do our own” includes both current families as well as those whose loved ones are no longer with us.
Each year, Kensington Park Senior Living invites families, friends and team members to gather and celebrate the lives of residents we lost throughout the previous year. This special event is a chance for us to pause and honor these individuals, reflect on the ways they touched our lives and express how they live on within our hearts – together as one community.
With a tremendous team effort, the “Celebration of Life” program was held on Saturday, April 2, 2022. This event included family members and friends of our 47 residents who passed away in 2021. For the first time, we were able to host the program at our own Kensington Park campus in a spacious tent outside. The tent was beautifully decorated with lanterns and twinkling lights to create a warm and welcoming ambiance. The ceremony was profoundly touching, with a family member or team member placing a calla lily beside their loved one’s framed photo as each name was spoken aloud, one by one.
The ceremony brought forth beautiful memories and tears, with remembrances shared by team members from each community and music provided by a host of angels, our own music therapy team: Melissa Pate, MT and Samantha Tedrow, MT. Our very own Chef Morissa Harris wowed everyone with her delicious cuisine. Each guest left with a memorial windchime in honor of their loved one.
It was an honor to celebrate the lives of those we have cared for. And, in an important way, it provided our team the opportunity to reunite with all those family members and friends that we have missed. It was deeply gratifying to be able to share such a special event with so many dear friends.
May all our beautiful residents who passed Rest in Peace.