The Kensington

Offers Assisted Living, Independent Living, and Memory Care

20 Reviews
1580 Geary Road, Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Call (800) 385-2527
The Kensington (800) 385-2527

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Assisted Living Reviews for The Kensington

May 20, 2014

By Caring84774550

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My aunt was at The Kensington a little over two years. It's a very good facility. They had a good staff, and they took very good care of her. They had a courtyard, which was very pleasant and beautiful yet still enclosed within their buildings. My aunt found a boyfriend while she was there. They had excellent food, and they also had an excellent chef.

April 29, 2014

By Marlene19

I visited this facility

We loved Vintage Senior Living. It was an older facility, but it was very nicely appointed. It was very warm from the minute you walked in. Everyone was very friendly. The dining area had just been remodeled, and it was very nice. We had lunch there, and the food was great. They had crab night once a week, which was really out of the ordinary. I liked that it was very oriented to the people who lived there. They had wonderful amenities and great activities.

April 29, 2014

By Caring79836650

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My mom was at Vintage Senior Living. She was in the independent living. At the time, my dad was living also, and they’d used several different facilities, and that was the one that they liked the best. Also, it was conveniently located in relation to where my sister works and lives. We thought it was very nice; it was very homey. The staff was very cordial, and they offered a variety of activities. They had bingo, exercise, movie nights. They had an on-site beauty salon. They had a game room with pool table. They had a library where people would play cards and do puzzles. When my mom first moved, the food was good, but it was bought out by a company, and the quality of the food went down. There were a lot of complaints by the residents about the food. The apartment had a 1-bedroom, which was large enough to accommodate the king-sized bed. The bathroom was located in the bedroom. There was a small kitchen area with a full-sized refrigerator and a pantry, and then there was a living room area.

January 30, 2014

By Caring74401650

I visited this facility

The Kensington is a fairly large community. It was pretty well priced but they have a waiting list. You're paying for all the amenities so you really need someone who's going to use those amenities to make it cost effective. If you're not going to have someone that's social, you're paying for a lot of amenities that they're never going to use like living in a country club but you don't golf or play tennis. They were remodeling at the time and they had just had a big luncheon so the day that I went, they were kind of not their normal but it was large and for that, it was great for a social person. There were plenty of people to connect with. They had everything, games, movie nights, ice cream socials, a library.

September 26, 2013

By Caring02771

I visited this facility

The Kensington is a lovely place and it's the newest from all the other facilities I've visited. It was a very nice place. I didn't see too much staff, but from what I saw the staff were good. One lady showed me the activity room, the gym, the game room, and they were all very nice. I would say the place is pricey.

August 08, 2013

By Skymsr

I visited this facility

This is the nicest facility of the three we have visited in our search for a two-bedroom unit within a community offering independent and assisted living and memory care. The building is very nice, the grounds are lovely, the staff appears to be dedicated and competent, and the activity schedule offers something for everyone. The residents we met while on our tour all appeared to be happy here.

July 24, 2013

By Caring 6350

I visited this facility

My experience during my visit at The Kensington with what I have seen was very good. Everything was nice. It was a beautiful facility. They have excellent food. However, their dining room was pretty formal. People have to dress up to go to the dining room and that was a little intimidating for my mother. Also this facility was too expensive for us.

July 24, 2013

By Christopher2

I am a friend or relative of a resident

The Kensington seemed like a pretty nice place. It's very clean, it smelled good, and the landscaping was very nice. The management and their worker seemed to be pretty nice, too. But it's not cheap. My friend's room was okay. It wasn't cramped and he had a little kitchen. They have a little theater room where they could go down and watch movies. They also have a very nice lobby with a grand piano, and they would have a piano player come in 1 or 2 hours a day. And sometimes they'd have a little group come in and they have a concert. They had a library and an exercise room as well.

May 31, 2013

By Martha9

I visited this facility

Vintage Senior Living was very nice. It seemed like the people and their services were very integrated. It was very pleasant. The staff was helpful and personable. They sat down with us and tried to do a breakdown of the cost, which was difficult for my sister because if she was inside, she would need to have a caregiver with her there. So, we were going to work out some more details and right now, things are kind of on hold. But, yes, I was very, very impressed. They sat us down, gave us lunch, we talked, and it was just very impressive. They have a supreme chef who will be able to accommodate my sister's special needs because she's a diabetic, and he could do this for her on a daily basis. The rooms are all nice and I would prefer my sister to be on the first level because she'd have a patio.

October 24, 2012

By pickledkid

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My grandmother has had severe dementia, which progressed to stage 4 Alzheimer's.In the last 5 years, our family was unable to give her the total support and medical attention she deserved/needed. When we took her to Vintage Senior Living, we felt completely supported in a very emotionally traumatizing time. Their staff is incredibly well trained, constantly checking in on her and being transparent with our family, whom visit every week. The program and activities look very engaging, and when my grandmother was more cognitive, she enjoyed exercising with the groups there and taking dance lessons. The facility itself is very big and the outdoor area is beautiful, as it is facing the hills on the East Side of the Bay. The food is great, tasting restaurant quality and open to all residents, as well as visitors. My grandmother is always smelling fresh, well groomed, and any open wound/rash is taken care of right away, due to their beauty salon and medical staff. Overall, Vintage Senior Living is a fantastic facility that I feel safe and secure that my grandmother stays there.

September 27, 2012

By Caring510854

I visited this facility

This is a great facility hands down! They specialize in Dementia Care and have people trained who seem to really care about seniors with memory challenges - a challenge for family & friends of loved ones. I LOVE the mesh of activities they have available promoting seniors to continually be social & physical! I was pretty impressed. It's a unique place w a special focus on keeping seniors healthy, busy & active - doing the normal everyday things so the transition isn't such a challenge.

June 08, 2011

By hopingandhelping


This used to be an independent living facility. Now it's assisted living, and it's very good. Some of the residents from the old independent living days still drive and have cars. They also have a new memory care unit, which is geared to those with more advanced dementia. I have a client there and have visited many times (to see other clients too). It's a large facility"”very nice and recently renovated. But it's near a busy intersection, close to the freeway. There's nowhere to walk except for a garden area in back of the facility. The apartments in the independent and assisted living are small but with good natural lighting. There are one bedroom and studio apartments. The food seems superior. The staff are a plus. They're tolerant of dementia behaviors, and they're caring and attentive. Medications management"”one of the keys to dementia care"”is also good. They have a large hall and a wide-open hall, which is good for walking and activities. One of the things I like is that even though the memory unit has a separate entrance, there's some supervised interaction between the memory unit residents and the other parts of the facility.
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Services and Amenities of The Kensington


  • All Inclusive Rent
  • Rent Plus Care Fees
  • Entry Fee
  • Fee Structure Extra: We Offer A Month To Month Rental

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • 3-bedroom apartments
  • Studio Apartments
  • Condos Townhomes
  • Detached Homes
  • Housing Extra: 200 Capacity

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Dining Extra: Restaurant Style Dining/Private Dining Room


  • Resident Transportation
  • Party Space
  • Golf
  • Hiking Trails
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Features Extra: Media Room, Art Room, Library, Heating & Air Conditioning, Safety Assist Grab Bars, Courtyard

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms
  • Wifi
  • Technology Extra: 24 Hour Emergency Call System

Health services

  • Skilled Nursing
  • Hospice Care
  • Medication Management
  • Nurse On Staff: Yes


  • Offsite Activities
  • Music
  • Games
  • Religious Services
  • Wii Sports
  • Fitness Room
  • Arts And Crafts
  • Activities Extra: Shopping, Zumba, Movies, Bible Class

Financial guidance

  • Home Sale Assistance
  • Va Benefits Consultation
  • Financing Advice
  • Financial Aid


  • English


  • Respite Care
  • Pets: Yes

Range of services

  • Range Of Services Extra: 24 Hour Onsite Staff

Types of care

  • Dressing And Grooming
  • Bathing And Toileting
  • Exercise
  • Meal Preparation

Payment options

  • Credit Card
  • Check


  • State Licenses: 7560104

About The Kensington

All Senior Living options include: Exceptional restaurant-style dining options for breakfast, lunch and dinner including outdoor patio seating Weekly housekeeping and flat linen laundry services Full calendar of social, cultural, educational, and recreational activities and programs Health and fitness classes 24-hour emergency call system and onsite staff Scheduled group transportation services to doctors’ appointments, shopping, events and entertainment Utilities (except phone) including access to Wi-Fi, heating and air conditioning Interior and exterior care and maintenance of all residences, common areas and grounds Close proximity to: Shopping and Dining: Extensive fine dining nearby Three major shopping malls minutes away Just 23 miles north east of San Francisco Medical: John Muir Hospital Mt. Diablo Hospital Kaiser Permanente License # 75601405

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