Welcome to The Kensington, a luxurious senior community in Walnut Creek, CA.

The Kensington is a retirement community in the heart of culture and the arts, just minutes from the Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center and the California Symphony – and with easy access to the surrounding Bay Area.

Enjoy a morning walk along the Walnut Creek’s Iron Trail. Explore the downtown area, with its hundred-year-old buildings and high-end shopping. Or catch the Contra Costa BART for a day trip to the city. No matter your preference, you will discover endless opportunities for fun and excitement.

At The Kensington, you’ll find amenities designed with you in mind:

  • Dine Your Way™ at The Kensington’s onsite restaurant with daily fresh specials and evolving menus, so you can enjoy meals as you choose.
  • Lushly landscaped grounds, bubbling fountains, walking paths, and outdoor seating area to stroll and relax outdoors
  • Media/TV room to catch a show or great flick
  • Art room and crafting opportunities to bring out your creative side
  • Library for enjoying a good book or a game of cards
  • Putting green to practice your swing
  • Assisted living services for your peace of mind 
  • Pet friendly environment so bring your best friend


The Kensington’s beautiful and thoughtfully-designed studio, one- and two-bedroom residences include the following:

  • Kitchenette with full-size refrigerator
  • Individual climate controls (heating & air conditioning)
  • Safety assist grab bars in tub and showers
  • Private patios or balconies (not all residences)

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The Kensington

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Reviews of
The Kensington

4.6 /5
80 Reviews

May 31, 2019
Kelly was very professional and answered all our questions.
May 13, 2019
Diane Blake was very nice, offered information, insight, and answered all our questions with courtesy. Was a very pleasant visit.
Apr 29, 2019
Penny was friendly, informative, professional, knowledgable and very empathic. I've had contact with The Kensington before--my mother-in-law lived in Assisted Living, the Memory Care. Penny remembered my mother-in-law, making me feel more comfortable that staff truly do care about their clients.
Apr 24, 2019
Kensington is absolutely perfect for my parents but, sadly, unaffordable.
Apr 13, 2019
Mar 12, 2019
Memory care staff is fantastic at this care home. My family could not ask for more. It really feels like home because of the people and the care they provide. It is amazing how connected they are to the residents and how efficient they are as a team. A lot of the team have been there for a long time too so their experience helps with their ability to do such great work. They really understand Alzheimer's from a care giving point of view. Above and beyond service for families who are often visiting. Sometimes it takes a minute to get into the door but that is always because they make the residents their priority. I've been there for really long days while my dads health turned for the worse so i've seen it on both sides... it might be annoying for visitors but the residents aren't rushed about to accommodate a door bell and that makes me feel good for my parents. They get quality time and interactions there. It is a pleasant environment made especially warm and friendly by the people. They are also really aware of when to call for emergency care and have assisted with our parents during critical times that could have really turned into bad situations had they not escalated as fast as they did. NOTHING BUT PRAISE FOR THIS TEAM!!!! Kudos to the management team for hiring and keeping great staff and wonderful talent. You can't train what they know. It comes with experience, determination, and caring about people. I highly recommend. The only thing we are not happy with is the recent updates to furnishings... worried about the furniture and carpet as it has been an issue for our parents in that they can no longer join for activities unless they are in their wheel chairs and are also not able to sit next to each other when both are in their wheel chairs. Also, the seats are shallow in the chairs and couches so they aren't fitting the residents well and if they need to have their legs raised they don't have recliners anymore. Also, the patterns of the carpet make some of the residents feel like they are going to trip over something. We are sad to see these changes but glad that they are retaining staff and keeping them as a priority. That is the real value of this location. Hopefully they will work closer with their front line team when they decide to do another refresh of the spaces for some tips and ideas for making the environment even better suited for the residents. For now I'm leaving this as a five star review though because the value of the staff really is high. I may adjust if the furniture becomes more of an issue. They said they would work to resolve it though, once they have time to see how it works with the area. FINGERS CROSSED!!! hoping our dad can enjoy his late nights again watching TV with his feet up.
Mar 7, 2019
I brought a client of mine for possibility of moving into your facility. She has picked Kensignton!
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Feb 13, 2019
My father is a resident with some special needs at times. Whenever the need arises .Jemalia and the rest of the care team are thorough and comprehensive in taking care of whatever the situation calls for. Debbie and Penney have been extremely helpful in helping with our questions and needs for room selection and billing insurance. I cannot praise the staff enough for the help they've provided our family.
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Jan 7, 2019
Michelle did a great job with my visit. I have past experience in hospice care so am familiar with these facilities. A colleague suggested I visit your facility.
Dec 13, 2018
Maybe because I visited often enough, the atmosphere is comfortable and I feel relaxed at The Kensington
Dec 6, 2018
My sister selected another facility that had an apartment directly adjacent to the elevator (the location of the apartment was the determining factor, due to her spinal injury). We will be keeping the Kensington in mind should the other facility not work out. We were impressed and treated very well.
Nov 29, 2018
Michelle was both knowledgeable and extremely personable. She spend a lot of time describing what the Kensington had to offer, with specific information in regards to my mother. My husband and I enjoyed the tour very much and if it was up to us, we would move my mother there tomorrow! However, it is my mother's call as well, so we will have to wait a bit and see. I want to stress that I cannot imagine a better introduction to the Kensington than the one Michelle gave us - she was just wonderful.
Nov 26, 2018
Nov 13, 2018
Nice Veterans Day lunch and ceremony.
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Oct 21, 2018
LaToya was very helpful and did show me a unit that I specifically asked about. She provided me with the printed information that I requested. I will contact her if I wish to have a follow up visit.
Sep 20, 2018
Very good tailored presentation to our needs. A pleasant community
Sep 9, 2018
Aug 25, 2018
Since I was most interested in care services and the related costs I really appreciated getting to talk with Yolanda the Health Care Director.
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May 27, 2018
Penny and her staff made ya feel so welcome. I really felt like this was home for my parents. Very caring. She was a 10 out of ten along with the other staff.
Apr 8, 2018
It is a very nice place and I hope my parent like it.
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Feb 21, 2018
It is a very nice community for seniors. I like the chef and the beautiful dinning hall.
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Jan 22, 2018
I'm not ready to make this move yet but am happy to know what's available and think the Kensington is a place I would be happy in.
Jan 20, 2018
Everything is more than I expected in every aspect of The Kensington. I was truly impressed!!! Thank you so much for the opportunity to get to know The Kensington.
Jan 19, 2018
Jan 1, 2018
Both Victoria and Diane were extremely professional and I thought they were honest with me as what to expect from the services provided by Kensington. I like the fact that there was no hard-sell also that The Kensington seemed quite pleasant clean and modern
Dec 15, 2017

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