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The Longest Day: Summer’s Joyful Engagement and Memory Enrichment for Loved Ones With Alzheimer’s and Caregivers

Kensington Place Redwood City is thrilled to announce the upcoming event “Fun in the Sun on The Longest Day: Summertime Activity Ideas for You & a Loved One with Memory Loss to Share.” 

Teaming up with the Alzheimer’s Association, this event is a part of The Longest Day initiative, uniting people worldwide to fight Alzheimer’s.

You’ll experience engaging demonstrations, receive helpful caregiver advice, and learn about fun activities for your loved one, all while supporting critical Alzheimer’s research.

Bask in the glow of summer as you discover new means of communication and connection with your loved one. Learn about our commitment to care and services at Kensington Place Redwood City, contributing to a caring community for individuals with memory loss. 

Join our efforts to make a difference on June 21st, the first day of summer and the longest day of the year. RSVP here and contribute to an impactful cause. You can also help us reach our fundraising goal of $2,000 at this link!

Preventing and overcoming caregiver burnout for emotional wellbeing

Even the most dedicated caregivers can face the challenge of caregiver burnout when providing Alzheimer’s care support — a state of emotional, mental, and physical exhaustion. 

While the journey of providing care can be incredibly rewarding, it can also bring about feelings of overwhelm or stress. 

At Kensington Place, we understand this struggle, and we’re here to lend a helping hand. We believe that when caregivers are supported and empowered, they can provide the best care for their loved ones. 

That’s why we’ve made it our mission to offer an uplifting environment where caregivers feel understood, valued, and supported in their roles by offering interactive events, webinars, blog posts, and Kensington Konnect, a caregiver hub that offers advice, tips, and book recommendations.

Our partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer’s Association stands at the forefront of Alzheimer’s research, education, and advocacy, tirelessly working toward a world without Alzheimer’s and dementia.

The alliance between Kensington Place and the Alzheimer’s Association reinforces our commitment to this cause. 

Together, we work toward making tangible advancements in Alzheimer’s research, as well as providing comprehensive support to our residents’ families. Our shared mission underpins all that we do, enhancing our services and fostering a brighter future for those affected by Alzheimer’s.

The Longest Day open house and fundraiser event highlights

The Longest Day is a global initiative aiming to bring light to the fight against Alzheimer’s, symbolically chosen for the day of the year with the most daylight. Kensington Place is proud to participate in this initiative, offering an event filled with engaging activities and education.

At our event, attendees will have the opportunity to engage in meaningful demonstrations, acquire practical caregiver advice, and learn methods for joyful interaction with loved ones with memory loss. As part of our commitment to this cause, we will also be welcoming donations to support Alzheimer’s research and potential treatments.

We warmly invite you to join us in this extraordinary event. By participating, you’re not just attending an event — you’re standing alongside us and the Alzheimer’s Association in the global fight against Alzheimer’s. Your presence and support make a real difference.

The Longest Day event activities overview

Our event will host a multitude of activities designed to engage, inspire, and educate. Each one holds a unique value for individuals with memory loss:

  1. Flower arranging: This creative activity not only produces beautiful results but also stimulates the senses and provides a soothing, therapeutic experience.
  2. Culinary demonstration for brain health: Learn about foods and recipes that promote brain health, fostering a deeper understanding of nutrition’s role in overall well-being.
  3. Expressive arts: These therapies offer an avenue for self-expression and creativity, all while improving mood and reducing stress.
  4. Cognitive exercises for brain wellness: Fun, engaging exercises designed to stimulate the brain and maintain cognitive health.

Additionally, our Alzheimer’s Association resource table will provide further information, support, and resources to help you care for senior loved ones and prevent caregiver burnout.

More summer activities ideas for your loved one with memory loss 

Engaging in social activities, particularly with friends and family members, has been linked to lower rates of disability and longer lifespans, as well as decreasing the risk of depression.

Embracing the season of sunshine and warmth, we’ve compiled an extensive list of summer activities for you and your loved one to enjoy together:

  • Outdoor concerts: Experience the uplifting power of music in a relaxed, outdoor setting. These musical outings can evoke cherished memories and boost emotional well-being.
  • Memory-photo scrapbooking: Create a keepsake filled with precious memories and moments. This engaging activity can stimulate conversation and recall of past experiences.
  • Sundae making: This is a fun, sweet treat activity that combines creativity and taste. It’s a perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day while stimulating the senses.
  • Fishing: Fishing offers a calming and engaging activity that connects with nature. It encourages patience and focus and can spark conversations about past fishing experiences or nature in general.
  • Beach outings: A trip to the beach can be a calming and sensory-stimulating experience. Build sandcastles, collect shells, or simply enjoy the sound of the waves.
  • Nature walks: Walking in a park or botanical garden can provide physical exercise and stimulate the senses. Discuss the different types of plants, flowers, and wildlife you encounter.
  • Backyard picnics: Arrange a picnic in a local park or your backyard. Prepare a meal together, allowing your loved one to engage in the process as much as they’re comfortable with.
  • Musical activities: Create your own music session at home with instruments. Music has been found to have therapeutic effects on those with Alzheimer’s.
  • Bird watching: This can be done in a local park or even from your own backyard. Try identifying different species and listening to their unique songs.
  • Gardening: Whether it’s planting flowers or growing vegetables, gardening is a relaxing way to spend time outdoors and can provide a sense of accomplishment.
  • Outdoor painting or sketching: Bring art sessions outdoors to inspire creativity. The natural light and surrounding nature can provide a calming environment.
  • Star gazing: On clear summer nights, lay out a blanket and look up at the stars. You can discuss constellations or simply enjoy the tranquility together.
  • Outdoor yoga or Tai Chi: These activities promote mindfulness and can help improve balance and coordination.

Contact Kensington Place Redwood City: Your partners in care

Located in sunny California, Kensington Place Redwood City extends Our Promise to love and care for your family as we do our own.

As a premier memory care community, we host enriching educational events in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, fostering a supportive network for caregivers and families. Our two neighborhoods offer care for both early onset (Connections) to late onset memory loss (Haven). 

With our on-site physical rehabilitation, dining options, and an array of amenities, we ensure your loved ones experience comfort and wellness in our care. 

Discover the exceptional lifestyle at Kensington Place Redwood City, where every day is a testament to our commitment to top-tier care! 

Contact us today to learn more about our memory care services and how you can be a part of our Kensington Place Redwood City Family.

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