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1580 Geary Road, Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Care Types: Assisted Living, Independent Living, Alzheimer’s Care
Kensington Place is housed in an elegant cream-colored facility at the urban heart of Walnut Creek. Fresh and silk flower arrangements grace the foyer and common areas. When we entered, the receptionist greeted us cordially before returning to a resident’s story. Comfortable furnishings upholstered in warmly colored stripes and floral patterns are arranged into seating areas that accommodate privacy while encouraging socialization. One of these areas hosted a friendly card game during our tour.
Skylights in the vaulted ceiling spill sunlight over the dining room. Red and pink floral designs add cheer to the neutral-colored room. We laughed and joked with a group of lively residents as they patiently waited for lunch. A buffet laden with fresh salads and soups supplements the four healthy entrées offered during lunch and dinner. Silk plants and comfortable seating abound in the wide hallways. Residents furnish their own rooms, which are available in three different floor plans; many feature balconies or patios. In the bathrooms, benches and grab bars add practicality to the walk-in showers.
We passed one resident walking his dog along the paths that crisscross the resort-like grounds. Residents enjoy ample seating on a patio overlooking the spacious, beautifully landscaped gardens. Large stones encircle the fountain in the central courtyard. Residents voiced their eager anticipation of the putting green that was being constructed at the time of our visit. They meet with the activity director on a monthly basis to evaluate the current activity offerings. A recently implemented suggestion is the popular magazine and book exchange. Other favorites include poker, cooking and line dancing.
Kensington Place is an independent living facility that uses an onsite eldercare agency to assist residents with the activities of daily living. Since the majority of residents are an active bunch, this is an ideal choice for individuals who are independent or are just beginning to need some assistance.
- 2-bedroom apartments
- Adults 55 and over accepted
- Entry Fee Required
- Licensed by the State
- Single Room Units Available
- Some Pets Are Allowed