West Seattle scene: Residents at The Kenney walk to help neighbors

Great morning for a walk (-a-thon)! In this morning’s West Seattle Tuesday preview, we mentioned the first-ever Walk-A-Thon at The Kenney (WSB sponsor), raising money for its Resident Care Fund, which helps ensure that people living there don’t have to move if their lives outlast their assets. We stopped by around midway through, and were told about 50 residents and staffers already had joined in the walk around the west lawn of The Kenney’s landmark Seaview Building.

7 Replies to "West Seattle scene: Residents at The Kenney walk to help neighbors"

  • Becca Dunnavan August 18, 2015 (3:30 pm)

    Hi, Becca from The Kenney here. I just wanted to update curious WSB readers! The event, which was open only to Kenney residents, staff and family, received overwhelming support from the West Seattle community. Today’s event included over 75 participants. Together we walked nearly 90 miles– the distance from Seattle to Bellingham– all from our own Seaview Garden! Between our generous sponsors and determined walkers, we raised over $2,200 for The Kenney Foundation Resident Care Fund. We’re calling this one a huge success and want to thank everyone for participating!

  • Jan August 18, 2015 (4:11 pm)

    You must have a creative activities coordinator to make this a success. Thank you for all you do!

  • Ellen Johanson August 18, 2015 (5:09 pm)

    The Kenney is an awesome place with a unique role in West Seattle history and social services. We have a beautiful campus, wonderful staff, and of course, the best residents! if you haven’t visited The Kenney recently, come by for a tour especially if you are 62 or better and pondering the move to a residential retirement community with continuing care options. Kudos to Becca and the Life Enrichment department for this event which is sure to become an annual tradition. We’ve already had residents asking to do it again. So much fun…from the person who “power-walked” the last mile!

  • Mom2boys August 18, 2015 (6:01 pm)

    If the Kenney accepted Medicaid they wouldn’t have to worry about this but they would have to not discriminate against the poorest sickest citizens.

  • Mom2Boys August 19, 2015 (8:51 am)

    The Kenny will not allow a patient to stay long term Medicaid. They might bill the $157 co-pay under the short term Medicare benefit that kicks in day 21-100 in skilled rehab. I work in the industry and get calls all the time that The Kenny is trying to place a now Medicaid client for long term care because they won’t keep patients after their 100 day Medicare benefit is over.

  • Larry Foss, Exec Dir August 21, 2015 (8:19 am)

    The Kenney is proud to serve seniors in West Seattle since 1907. In 2014 we subsidized care in the amount of over $270,000 for residents who have outlived their resources and to cover the shortfall between the Medicaid reimbursement rate and the actual cost of care. Events like the Walk-A-Thon and donations from other generous contributors allow us to continue our mission. Our skilled nursing unit accepts both Medicare and Medicaid.

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