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Activities and Events for Seniors – June

We program hundreds of events and activities each month. Residents experience professional musicians, local elected officials, award-winning authors, local artists, and much more – all brought conveniently to The Kenwood.

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Nancy Eustis Volunteer of the Year at the Kenwood Senior Living

Lowry Hill Volunteer Nancy Eustis named Volunteer of the Year

Nancy Eustis has been named “Volunteer of the Year” at a volunteer appreciation social held during National Volunteer Month – April. According to a survey by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the Minneapolis-St. Paul area ranked first in volunteerism for the entire country. Nancy Eustis is one reason why.

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Residents at The Kenwood in Minneapolis knit scarves for children at a nearby elementary school on December 12, 2023.

Kenwood Knitters on a mission to give back – Scarves for local elementary students

The residents of The Kenwood Senior Living who belong to the Kenwood Knitters, a knitting group, completed a project of knitting scarves for second graders from the Ella Baker Elementary School in Minneapolis.

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Paul Richard and Brandy Rhodes at the Kenwood Veterans Day Ceremony

World War II Navy machinist Paul Richard honored at Veterans Day Ceremony

Kenwood resident Paul Richard received a plaque in recognition of his service in the Navy during WWII. Richard was among ten Veterans that were honored at a special Veterans Day Ceremony at The Kenwood on Thursday, November 9.

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

How one Minneapolis teenager is helping seniors learn technology

Seniors are more plugged in than ever before. But there are times when our elders have questions about technology. Here’s what a Minneapolis teenager is doing to help. Watch the video on CBS about our teen tech volunteer, Graham.

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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. 

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Bill Ashwood

Song and Dance (and Painter and Sculptor …) Man 

If you knock on Bill Ashwood’s apartment door at The Kenwood Retirement Community you may be greeted with an old showtune, perhaps “Cockeyed Optimist” from South Pacific, or a Gershwin tune. Read about Kenwood Neighbor Bill Ashwood

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Betty Weiblen, Lifetime Volunteer, The Kenwood Senior Living

High heel-wearing 95-year-old honored as Lifetime Volunteer at The Kenwood

Betty Weiblen, a 30-year resident of The Kenwood Senior Living, was honored as Lifetime Volunteer for her constant volunteerism at the Minneapolis retirement community. The donations of her time and energy are so numerous it’s hard to count.

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