People come to LSS Kensington Place at an important stage in their lives but for different reasons. Each person’s story is unique. We strive to meet our residents where they are and serve them as individuals so that they can be happy and healthy. Here are some of those unique stories.
This is Ella’s second time living at LSS Kensington Place. She moved here shortly after Kensington opened in the early 1990s with her husband who was recuperating from open heart surgery. She was drawn to the supportive atmosphere of the community during a time of change and uncertainty. Her husband got better and they decided to move to a condo, but Kensington remained in her heart.
After her husband passed, she was tired of being alone and didn’t want the responsibility of the condo and upkeep. A friend who lived at Kensington called to invite her to dinner, and the rest is history—she moved back in less than a month, for the second time, and has been here ever since. She hasn’t regretted her move for a moment. “I sat down at breakfast the first morning I was here, saw all the friendly faces, and said, ‘This is why I’m here, I need conversation, I need to be around people.’”
Ella feels very much at home here at Kensington Place. She goes away with her family to Camp Luther for an extended period of time for vacation, but she’s always happy to come home to Kensington. “I’m so thankful for my home here and the new friends I’ve made. Thank you for making me feel so welcome here.”
Jane and her husband became familiar with Kensington Place while caring for a family member here years ago. They would come weekly for dinner and grew to love the community. When the time came, they moved to Kensington too. Jane’s favorite things about Kensington are the residents and staff, who she describes as “warm and friendly,” and the programs—there is always an activity to take part in and something to do. Says Jane, “The residents here are lovely and interesting people. I feel like it is home…a wonderful place to call home.”
Tom and Mary Ann’s Story
Tom and Mary Ann just moved in to Kensington Place recently. “We couldn’t be happier. All of the employees are so courteous and friendly. Thank you for making our transition go so smoothly.”
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