Transitioning to an assisted living community is a significant life event.
Like other moves that you might have experienced in the past, driven by changes in career or family, this move will cause some anxiousness but should be overwhelmed by the excitement for new experiences and a better quality of life.
Kensington Place wants every resident to experience the beauty of a vibrant and active community – full of exceptional care, love, and companionship. This driving purpose is why the Kensington Promise is an essential part of every community’s daily experience.
The Kensington Place Promise
Our promise is the foundation of the Kensington Place philosophy.
We appreciate and honor every resident as if they’re our family. Hugs, laughs, companionship, and patient support are routine parts of our every day.
History of Kensington Place
Kensington Place came about because we, as a group of committed senior living professionals, sought to build a community in Redwood City, CA that we’d been dreaming about for much of our careers. We wanted our residents to wake up each day happy and thriving. We wanted families to feel welcome to visit any time, confident they entrusted the care of their loved ones to capable professionals with big hearts. We wanted to be part of a community in a way that makes it better.
Redwood City is an ideal place to realize this dream of a different kind of assisted living community. As a San Francisco Bay Area community in the heart of Silicon Valley, our city seemed a logical setting for an innovative senior living community.
By situating our community in Redwood City we got the beauty of the San Francisco Peninsula and Bay, the majesty of the San Cruz Mountains, and as the city slogan attests: the “Climate Best by Government Test,” boasting 255 sunny days a year.
As if the climate wasn’t enough to make every day vibrant, we also sit in the cradle of innovation – Silicon Valley. Our location has been an incredible benefit to Kensington Place, making us neighbors and beneficiary to the smartest people and best technology in the world. People, especially that are working hard to make the world a better place. Our ethos’ are a perfect match!
Inside Kensington Place
Decades of collective experience in senior living, construction, operations, and management taught us the wisdom of departing from stereotypical nursing home models. Precisely what we did when we built our dream community in Redwood City.
Very deliberately, we built a residence that looks and feels like home. We carefully designed adaptations for seniors, seamlessly integrating then throughout the community to encourage independence and confidence.
We hire only the brightest and most loving consummate professionals to ensure the quality of care and in every dimension of the Kensington Place lifestyle. Further, we foster a culture of service that makes everyone feel important and included the instant they step through our doors.
We invite you to become part of the Kensington Place family. We promise…you’ll know we care.
Senior Care Programs in Redwood City and San Mateo County Area
Kensington Place and its residents are fortunate to be situated in San Mateo County, a senior-friendly and aware community. Here are just a few of the programs that our residents can and do participate in within the surrounding Redwood City community.
- S.A.S.H. – Shopping Assistance for Seniors who are Homebound – A grocery shopping and delivery service for homebound seniors who can cook for themselves. A volunteer shopper will shop and deliver groceries to you on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Your volunteer will take your order and deliver your groceries the next day. You only pay for the groceries; there is no fee for the service. For more information on receiving this service or volunteering your time, contact Amber Shong at (650) 522-7493.
- H.I.C.A.P. – Our very popular health insurance counseling and advocacy program occurs weekly at the Veterans Memorial Senior Center. Call (800) 434-0222 for an appointment or visit their website.
- Benefits Check-Up – Many older people need help paying for prescription drugs, health care, utilities, and other basic needs. Developed and maintained by The National Council on Aging (NCOA), Benefits Check-Up is the nation’s most comprehensive Web-based service to screen for benefits programs for seniors with limited income and resources.
- Latino Support Group – Our Latino Support Group meets every Wednesday at 11:00 am at the Veterans Memorial Senior Center. Several meetings have wonderful guest speakers. No charge to join.
- San Mateo County Aging and Adult Services – Select children, families, seniors, and persons with disabilities Providing a wide range of services to keep seniors, people with disabilities and dependent adults living safely and as independently as possible in the community.
- San Mateo County Network of Care – A website sponsored by the County of San Mateo, and providing information on a wide array of services for seniors and persons with disabilities.
- T.I.E.S (County of San Mateo) – Phone Hotline 1-800-675-8437 – Teamwork Insuring Elderly Support (T.I.E.S.) provides general information on all senior services. Featuring a 24-hour hotline, designed to assist vulnerable elderly and dependent adults who need help but may be unable to get it for themselves.
- Help at Home – A mini-reference guide published by the San Mateo County Commission on Aging. This guide contains a wide variety of information designed to assist San Mateo County adults of all incomes to remain safely in their homes. To obtain a free copy of Help at Home, you may print a pdf copy from the web address above, send an email or call (650) 802-7950 and leave your name, contact phone number, requested number of copies and your mailing address.
Senior Care Center in San Mateo County
Our residents also often enjoy the nearly endless variety of events and activities at our nearby Senior Centers. Here are just a few you can check out to see all of the possibilities for filling your loved one’s social calendar, in and around the San Mateo area.
20 Twin Pines Lane
101 Lake Merced Boulevard
Lincoln Park Community Center*
901 Brunswick Street
East Palo Alto
560 Bell Street
650 Shell Boulevard
Half Moon Bay
925 Main Street
800 Middle Avenue
110 Terminal Avenue
540 Crespi Drive, Highway 1
2600 Middlefield Road
1455 Madison Avenue
1555 Crystal Springs Road
601 Chestnut Street
2645 Alameda de las Pulgas
725 Monte Diablo
50 East 5th Avenue