Author Archives: The Kenwood by Senior Star

The Difference Between Aging and Dementia

During the aging process, our parents and elderly relatives may experience incremental changes in their cognitive abilities. While some of these changes are completely normal, others could be early signs of dementia. Below is a graphic that illustrates some common … Continue reading

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December’s Creative Corner – featuring Edith Samuels

Each week, many of our residents meet for Creative Writing Group with Lisa McKenzie. The class offers a creative outlet and the opportunity to flex their writing muscles. This month, we’d like to highlight a poem written by resident Edith Samuels, … Continue reading

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Fleeing the Castro regime: A local woman’s journey

Ida Zinam grew up the daughter of a produce seller in Louisville. An affinity for the Spanish language led her on a journey that would end with a hurried escape from Cuba and regime of Fidel Castro. The death of … Continue reading

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In the Kitchen with The Kenwood This Thanksgiving

While it’s important to celebrate what we’re thankful for year-round, our team at The Kenwood by Senior Star especially enjoys gathering with residents, family and friends annually for our special Thanksgiving dinner. This extraordinary meal is one of our favorite … Continue reading

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Understanding Dementia: Symptoms, Diagnosing, Treating and More

Every 66 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, more than 5 million Americans are living with it currently. Despite its ubiquity, both Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are often surrounded by misconceptions and confusion regarding their … Continue reading

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October’s Creative Corner – featuring Joan D. Sattler

Each week, many of our residents meet for Creative Writing Group with Lisa McKenzie. The class offers a creative outlet and the opportunity to flex their writing muscles. This month, we’d like to highlight an insightful short poem written by resident … Continue reading

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Make a Smooth Move into Senior Living

You’ve figured out how to downsize before moving into senior living. You’ve finally let go of many of your cherished items, knowing they will find second lives with new owners. Now, you’re faced with your final big hurdle: calming your … Continue reading

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Individually Inspired – Frank and Connie Smith

It’s no surprise that many of our residents enjoy living an active, social lifestyle within our Kenwood by Senior Star community. This Sweetest Day, we are happy to highlight an Individually Inspired couple – Frank and Connie Smith. While Frank … Continue reading

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3 Easy-to-Use Resources to Give Downsized Items New Life

A few months ago, our blog discussed the ins and outs of downsizing when moving into senior living. A big challenge many seniors face when downsizing is letting go of their cherished belongings – especially if they are still in … Continue reading

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September’s Creative Corner – featuring Ida Zinam

Each week, many of our residents meet for Creative Writing Group with Lisa McKenzie. The class offers a creative outlet and the opportunity to flex their writing muscles. This month, we’d like to highlight a touching short story written by Ida Zinam. … Continue reading

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