News stories from The Kenney

04 Nov: 11 Decorating Tips for Assisted Living

Decorating can ease the transition into assisted living. Helping someone move into an assisted living facility can be an emotionally fraught experience. Collaborating with loved ones to decorate their new living quarters in a way that helps protect their physical safety and boost their emotional outlook can assist them in their transition, says Julia Bailey, a senior associate and interior…

29 Oct: Sunlight May Not Be Enough to Avoid Vitamin D Deficiency

Calcium and vitamin D are two of the most important nutrients for bone health, but vitamin D deficiency is common among seniors. Because seniors typically drink less milk and spend fewer hours outside, they often aren’t getting all the vitamin D they need. For most people, sunlight is the most important source of vitamin D, as sunlight converts cholesterol to…

14 Oct: Tips to Staying Active In the Winter Months

Cold weather forces many seniors inside during the winter months, but you don’t have to limit your activities until spring. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services recommends 150 minutes of moderate exercise every week. That’s just 30 minutes, five days a week. The Kenney offers a wide range of physical and mental activities and varied programs and events…

07 Oct: How Assisted Living Improves Quality of Life

Assisted living can improve the quality of life for seniors in a variety of ways. From arranging social events to helping residents manage their medication, staff members at assisted living communities can boost the living standards of seniors in ways large and small. “Assisted living can improve quality of life in a multitude of ways that benefit both residents and…

23 Sep: Reap the Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

Research has shown that a more plant-based diet may help prevent, treat, or reverse heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure. While you may not want to give up steak and chicken for good, you can still adopt a plant-based diet while consuming modest amounts of fish and lean meat. People who averaged eight-plus servings of fruits and…

16 Sep: Health Benefits of Owning a Pet

Pets not only can improve the lives of seniors, but they also have a positive impact on their health too. People of all ages benefit from having a pet, but this is especially true for seniors. Walking a dog not only provides an opportunity for exercise, but also the chance to socialize thanks to increased interactions with neighbors. Studies show…

09 Sep: Brain Games

Do you think that crossword puzzles and word search games are nothing more than mild entertainment that help pass the time? Think again. Those affordable and easy-to-find games are likely one of the keys to staying mentally sharp as you age, at least that’s what numerous studies have shown. Brain games, as well as other mentally stimulating leisure activities play…

26 Aug: Are You Practicing Safe Medication Management?

As we age, it becomes more likely that additional medicines are being used which can increase the chance of harmful drug effects or interactions. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration urges older adults to use caution when taking prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Physical changes as you age can affect the way medicines are handled by your body. The Kenney offers…

12 Aug: It’s Not Downsizing, It’s “Rightsizing”

Your home is your haven. Shouldn’t it feel peaceful, comfortable, and organized? 2019 may be the year to feather your nest with those things most cherished, and eliminate those things that don’t serve you. Organization can be an overwhelming task when faced with decades of accumulated material possessions. As a senior, now may be the right time to pass down…

06 Aug: Stretching Exercises

Seniors who reside at The Kenney enjoy numerous amenities and scheduled activities, including exercise classes. These community members can literally walk from their home and join their peers in working up a sweat, socializing, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It’s just one of the many reasons why The Kenney is a great choice for senior living. Outside of exercise classes,…

29 Jul: Three Fun DIY Projects for Grandchildren

One of the most important relationships in our lives is the one between grandparent and grandchild. When you live at a maintenance-free, vibrant community like The Kenney, grandparents have the space, freedom, and lifestyle that allows them to connect with their loved ones! You can create memories and bridge the generation gap with these three fun DIY projects to do…

17 Jul: Is It Time to Move Into Assisted Living?

Everyone enjoys the comforts of home, but as we age, remaining in the home can be challenging. Sometimes the best option for keeping an aging loved one safe, as well as mentally and physically healthy, is moving to an assisted living community. A Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), like The Kenney in West Seattle, offers a variety of living options…

28 Mar: The Kenney Announces New Executive Director

David Smeltzer, CEO of Heritage Ministries, has announced that John Cruz, MBA has been named the Executive Director of The Kenney in West Seattle, Washington.

01 Mar: Memory Care Program Commitment

West Seattle’s original senior-living community. The Kenney has been a beloved icon, serving seniors in West Seattle since 1909. In 2015, The Kenney affiliated with Heritage Ministries for additional stability. Through this partnership, The Kenney has ensured that it is well positioned for future stability and growth as a 501(c)3 nonprofit Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), sometimes known as a…

01 Jan: New Row Houses – Coming in 2019!

Now taking reservations for residents 55+! The Row Houses are our latest addition and one of the greatest values.