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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Seniors from The Kenwood retirement community donated knitted hats, mittens and scarves to teens at Peris Hill for the the holidays.
On any given day, you probably won’t find Maria Bales in her Kenwood apartment. The self-described “Hungarian Minnesotan and world traveler” makes a point to get out every day.
David Johnson is an explorer. In retirement he became the president of the University of Minnesota’s Elder Learning Institute now (now Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, or OLLI)