PRLog - June 26, 2012 - BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. -- WHITE PLAINS, NY – Nationally known gerontologist and author Dr. Alexis Abramson will be the featured speaker at a free seminar on how to thrive as a caregiver to be hosted by The Kensington, a new enhanced assisted living residence in downtown White Plains.
Called "Care-give and Thrive!,” the event will held Wednesday, July 11 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm at The Kensington, 100 Maple Avenue, White Plains. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served.
Seating is limited. RSVP by July 3 by calling (914) 390-0080 or email to concierge@TheKensingtonAL.com. RSVP online at http://www.TheKensingtonAL.com. The first 25 guests to RSVP will receive a complimentary signed book by Dr. Abramson.
Topics to be discussed include juggling multiple tasks, managing guilt, enlisting family support and communicating more productively with your loved one.
“Doctor Alexis” is an Emmy award-winning journalist who has, in addition to many other media outlets, appeared frequently as an on-air expert gerontologist for NBC’s Today Show and Weekend Today. She is the author of two highly acclaimed books -- The Caregivers Survival Handbook, a guide to help caregivers balance the responsibilities of caring for others and for themselves, and Home Safety for Seniors, a room-by-room reference and idea-book for making independent senior, and home-bound, living easier. She has been featured in many national publications including TIME, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur and People magazines.
Located in downtown White Plains just one block from White Plains Hospital, The Kensington features 87 attractively designed suites with a wealth of amenities and services in an elegant and comfortable setting. As an enhanced assisted living residence, The Kensington offers licensed nursing care 24 hours a day, seven days a week, plus a full spectrum of clinical support including skilled care.
The exceptional health care services offered at The Kensington include primary care managers for personalized attention to daily needs, monthly health and wellness assessments, medication, diabetes and continence management programs and specialized diets. The Kensington also has on-site physician office and rehabilitation facilities; exercise and fitness programs and art classes.
The Kensington’s Memory Care program provides care in two specially designed neighborhoods which are ideal for those with Alzheimer's or Dementia. The Connections Neighborhood is for those with early- to-mid-stage memory loss while the Haven Neighborhood is designed for those with mid-to late-stage loss and is secured to enhance safety.
Residents at The Kensington enjoy fine dining with meals attended by wait staff with open seating times, table linens, china and crystal. A café is stocked with snacks, fresh fruits and beverages at all times. Residents can also enjoy daily cocktail hour and afternoon tea. Other outstanding amenities include outdoor terraces and patios; Wi-Fi access; beauty salon, billiard room, library and art room. Residents receive weekly laundry, dry cleaning and linen services. The Kensington offers a variety of suite styles, with options for private or companion living.
The Kensington was developed by Fountain Square Development and is operated by Kensington Senior Living, both of Reston, VA. For more information about The Kensington, call (914) 390-0080 or visit online at www.TheKensingtonAL.com