Sunnyside: Kendal Memory Support Unit Opens

Kendal on Hudson’s Memory Support Unit; Sunnyside has opened and is fully functioning. Under the supervision of KoH’s Director of Social Work, Stacey Conway, the first 5 residents moved in on March 28th.

Sunnyside has a home-like atmosphere with comfortable sitting areas convenient to the unit’s 13 rooms. Meals are served in a dining area and there is access to private outdoor grounds that will be available to the residents when the weather is warm enough for them to be outside.

The living room common area offers a genuine non-institution feeling with TV’s and game tables. In order to maintain that feeling, only appropriate staff and relatives of the residents will have regular access. The visitation of others will be on a planned and individual basis.

By virtue of excellent planning, Sunnyside residents already are enjoying a full program of entertainment (singing, story-telling, etc.) as well as movies and visits from kindergarten plus 1st & 2nd grade youngsters who attend local schools.

All in all it’s a great addition to Kendal’s goal of be being sensitive to all elements of its aging community.