August 5, 2022
At The KentRidge Senior Living, we are always excited to celebrate the Back-to-School season! Partnering with local schools is typically a year-long effort, but there is a special focus on the time when most students are heading back to the classroom- whether in person or virtually. We have partnered with Holden Elementary. Our residents find it easy to relate to school outreach efforts as many of them can recall a time when they returned to school as well.
Fostering these relationships helps build a sense of community among students, teachers, residents, and staff. There are plenty of advantages to intergenerational activities- such as decreasing the social and economic isolation so many seniors feel. Research has shown that seniors’ health, memory, and balance can benefit from volunteering regularly with children. Not only do these relationships benefit the older generations, but also the younger ones as well. Studies have also shown that children who interact with elders are less likely than others to start illegal drug use, will more likely have improved communication with their parents, and are less likely to experience depression. Lastly, these experiences can create timeless memories for both the seniors and children involved, such as making a new friend, trying a new game or activity, or listening to stories of each other’s life.
Last year we began a partnership with Holden Elementary here in Kent, Ohio. Holden is right around the corner and is a much older school, with need for support. We plan on having a school supply drive where visitors and families can drop off items we can then take to the school. The school was very appreciative of the Black History books we donated last year. We would also like to take an outing with one of our residents reading a book to students in the classroom.
We plan on having a box in our Kentridge vestibule for individuals to drop off supplies for Holden Elementary. Teachers are on such a limited budget, so any help they receive from us benefits the student. We are also having visitors and families drop off their donated items here at the community.
We would love to have the opportunity to take the residents to a sporting event, school play, or musical to expand our intergenerational interaction.
The KentRidge Senior Living will continue to show their support in a lot of different ways this Back-to-School season and throughout the school year.
The KentRidge Senior Living in Kent, OH offers independent living plus, assisted living, and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include restaurant dining, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. The KentRidge is nestled in South Kent in a peaceful neighborhood just off Sunnybrook Road with easy access to SR 261 and SR 42, residents have convenient access to local shopping and attractions.
November 25, 2022
Last year our goals were to reestablish a normal routine, rebuild staff, focus on first impressions of the building, and setting the bar higher for exceptional care. The progress we made has been substantial and it lays the foundations for future goals. The exterior of the building has had a few simple changes to enhance […]
November 11, 2022
When considering senior living, the Veterans Administration offers a pension potentially available to war era veterans and surviving spouses called Aid & Attendance. This information may not be easy to understand. Below is a snapshot of how this benefit may be useful to you or a loved one. The pension is a reimbursement to help […]