Kensington Park has pioneered a powerful collaboration and partnership program between our community and several outside organizations. When it comes to the health and well-being of our residents, we believe in the idea of prevention of disease processes versus reaction to decline. Through the many relationships we have developed, our residents benefit from innovative wellness programs, the latest industry research, and advanced supportive services.
Arts For The Aging
AFTA’s vision is to model and promote how very important dignity and compassion are in the care of older adults, and that arts intervention strategies provide accessible and uplifting ways to cope with changing abilities as we age.
As the region’s leading arts service organization delivering life-enhancing and innovative experiences to older people - in day care centers, nursing homes, assisted living and community centers - AFTA’s customized arts engagements are led by trained artists and designed to minimize the effects of ranges of physical and cognitive challenges.
Immersion in visual, musical, performing, literary, and intergenerational arts programs sparks the memory, lifts the spirit and creates social bonds, all so vital to impaired, vulnerable and isolated older adults.
LEARN MORE at www.aftaarts.org...
Axis Healthcare Group
Axis provides geriatric psychiatry, psychotherapeutic and advisory services in partnership with Kensington Park. Our comprehensive and cost-effective mental health services focus on comprehensive mental health care, individualized to each resident’s needs, so that they can realize the highest attainable quality of life. Our Geriatric Services Include:
- Assessments and Diagnostic Services Proactively Detect Mental Health Problems
- Treatment Services such as Psychotherapy and Medication Management
- Family Eduation & Psychotherapy Services including Family Consultations
- Staff Education and Training
- Facility Licensure and Accreditation
- Ancillary Services that enhance behavioral health care and treatment goals
LEARN MORE at www.axishealthcaregroup.com...
Caregiver Connect - Aging Perspectives
Aleksandra (Anya) Parpura, MD, PhD, will lead our Caregiver Connect program. Caregiver Connect not only offers support but opportunities for education and learning as well. Helping others often leads to more positive outcomes for oneself. Adult children or the spouse of a loved one with dementia will benefit from a chance to share their experiences and gain support for themselves and their loved one.
Dr. Parpura is an expert in the field of aging and dementia, devoting 15 years to researching geriatric issues, teaching and training, and authoring many publications. As president of Aging Perspectives, Inc., she is utilizing her research and policy expertise to design and implement individualized care for the aged and their families. Dr. Parpura is also the Scientific Review Officer with SRA International, an adjunct professor at The Catholic University of America and a faculty member at the Washington School of Psychiatry.
Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area (PFNCA) The Communications Club
For more than 25 year, the Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area (PFNCA) has been working to improve the quality of life for people facing Parkinson’s Disease.
In partnership with Kensington Park Retirement Community, PFNCA is bringing its Communications Club to Montgomery County. The Communications Club program establishes a wellness and prevention program for individuals with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers with a focus on maintenance of communication skills. This innovative program is designed to build and foster community so those facing Parkinson’s understand they do not do so alone.
LEARN MORE at www.parkinsonfoundation.org...