Karen Edberg

Karen has been working at the Kenwood since 2010. Her goal is helping seniors find the best in Senior Living, whether it's Independent Living or Assisted Living. Call for a tour 612-374-8100.

Gwen Goldsmith and Marybeth Bauries

Singing the Same Song

Music pervades the lives of Gwen Goldsmith and Marybeth Bauries. Music was important to each of them even before they met. It brought them together, nurtured their relationship, and continues to give them hope and enjoyment every day. 

Graham Bennett, 14, teaches Riki Jursik, right, how to use her laptop.

Local teen volunteers to help seniors with technology

Graham Bennett is a teenage tech wizard who comes to The Kenwood once a week to help residents with their phones, iPads, laptops, and computers. From helping his grandparents, Graham got the idea to help older adults who live at The Kenwood which is near his home and school.

Mahmoud El-Kati

Active Activist – Mahmoud El-Kati

If you can’t find Mahmoud El-Kati in his apartment at the Kenwood Retirement Community, look in the library or the workout room. At age 86, Mahmoud continues to seek, and create knowledge and keep himself physically healthy. He is a long-time activist, teacher, lecturer, writer and commentator on the African American experience. Despite the continuing struggle of our country to face our history of slavery and racism, Mahmoud remains optimistic. He feels that “human beings can change their attitudes.”

Ruth Anne Olson and Anthony Morley

Building Community through Lifelong Learning at the Kenwood

Ruth Anne Olson and Anthony Morley have been enjoying life at the Kenwood for 18 years. Anthony discovered the Kenwood when he took an OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) class on women poets. The couple had already been thinking of moving. They wanted to stay in the city and the location was walkable and on bus lines. Ruth Anne hadn’t lived in a high-rise for a long time, and she felt young again when she moved in.

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