News stories from The Kenney

04 Apr: Doris Helle Celebrates 106

It’s not every day that someone turns 106! Happy birthday, to our sweet resident, Doris! A few fun facts about Doris are that she loves chocolate, jigsaw puzzles, and has…

15 Mar: #MyHeritage – Rev. John Van Lierop

Reverend John Van Lierop, Sr. turned 100 on October 27, 2021. A small celebration organized by his son at The Kenney, where John he has lived for the past seven…

01 Feb: Fall in Love with The Kenney Offer – Don’t Miss

Don’t miss your chance to move in before spring and save with 1/2 off your first month’s rent* and a chocolate gift basket!

17 Dec: Dedicated Heritage Staff Win Paid Vacations

Three of our employees won vacations courtesy of Heritage Ministries management as a way to say “thank you” for their perseverance and hard-work throughout the pandemic.

10 Nov: Doris Helle Celebrates 105!

Doris Helle was born in Wildrose, North Dakota on April 3, 1916. She was the youngest of 11 siblings who grew up on a small homestead wheat farm during the…

25 Jun: Congrats, 2021 Graduates!

Join us in congratulating our 2021 graduates from Heritage communities, nationwide!

23 Jun: Announcing Our New Executive Director at The Kenney

Lisa Haglund, President and CEO of Heritage Ministries, announced this week that Cindy Davis has been named Executive Director of The Kenney, a Heritage Senior Living Community in West Seattle,…

11 Jan: The Kenney to Offer COVID-19 Vaccines to Residents and Staff

Heritage President and CEO, Lisa Haglund, confirmed today that The Kenney, a Heritage senior living community in West Seattle, Washington, will offer COVID-19 vaccinations to its residents and staff this…

17 Jul: Heritage Confirms Positive COVID-19 Test at The Kenney

Heritage President and CEO, Lisa Haglund, confirmed today that The Kenney, a Heritage senior living community in West Seattle, Washington, has a staff member who has tested positive for the…

16 Jul: New CEO Leads in Caring for Frontline Workers at The Kenney

Lisa Haglund, Heritage Ministries President and CEO, shared details this week on her new initiative “Feeding the Hearts of Heroes” at The Kenney, a Heritage senior living community in West…

13 May: Heritage Ministries Confirms New Permanent President and CEO of Organization

The Heritage Ministries Board of Directors announced that the board has confirmed Lisa Haglund as the permanent President and CEO for Heritage and its affiliates. Lisa previously served Heritage as…

21 Apr: Doris Helle Celebrates 104th Birthday

Doris Helle, a resident at The Kenney, a Heritage senior living community in West Seattle, Washington, recently celebrated a very special milestone, her 104th birthday. A resident of The Kenney…

17 Apr: Heritage Ministries Announces Executive Change

The Heritage Ministries Board of Directors announced that the board has named Lisa Haglund as the interim CEO for Heritage and its affiliates. She will replace previous CEO, David Smeltzer….

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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….

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.