Resident Highlight: Lenore S.

kensington park independent living resident lenoreLenore S., of the Highlands, has always tried to live every moment of life to the fullest degree. Born in Detroit, she was 15 when her father, a physician specializing in radiology, moved the family to the Washington, D.C. area where he established a clinic. Lenore attended Bethesda-Chevy Chase H.S. and George Washington Univ. At GW, she met the love of her life, Harry S., through a mutual friend. The couple married when Lenore was 19, and later settled in Chevy Chase where they raised 2 sons, Craig and Neal. In the meantime, Harry became a partner with a prominent Washington law firm. After their boys struck out on their own, Lenore and Harry moved to the Watergate in 1971 where they took advantage of the nearby Kennedy Center programs with season tickets for both the symphony and the theater. Following her husband’s death several years ago, Lenore continued to reside in their Watergate apartment where she cherished visits by her family, playing bridge with friends, and partaking of the cultural treasures offered at the Kennedy Center. However, she realized that her increasing daily needs, as the years went by, required a lifestyle change. Consequently, she relocated to Kensington Park in order to meet these needs. Lenore’s family is fully supportive of this change, and is delighted with the quality of care and amenities for which KP is well known.

In addition, Lenore thrives in the company of other people, especially when good conversation is on the menu. She has a knack of establishing a rapport with all kinds of personalities, a gift that will make her fit in well with the residents of the Highlands. As for the family, Lenore is very proud of her sons. Neal, in the tradition of his father, practices law in Florida, while Craig lives here in the area and is Executive Director of Food and Friends, an organization in service to the needy which Kensington Park actively supports. At Thanksgiving last year, KP participated in a pie fundraiser which netted $900 for their cause. Furthermore, we are exploring ways where our residents and staff can volunteer to aid the goals of Food and Friends. Meanwhile, in her quiet moments, Lenore enjoys doing needlepoint and is a passionate reader, an interest that she pursued years ago at the Watergate library. And to supplement her connection with the world, she makes reads the Washington Post thoroughly every day. Thus with her many approaches to knowledge and other avenues of fulfillment, Lenore brings with her another fascinating resume of personal qualities that naturally blends in with those of her fellow residents. We are most grateful that she chose our community as home, and look forward to many occasions when she joins us in friendship and celebration.