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The Positive Approach to Care: How to Best Support Your Loved One with Dementia

28mar5:00 pm6:00 pmThe Positive Approach to Care: How to Best Support Your Loved One with DementiaTwo-Part Caregiver Workshop with Our Kensington PAC-Certified Coaches

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In 2022, The Kensington Sierra Madre became the first Positive Approach to Care® (PAC) designated senior living community in California, and now we want to share our expertise with YOU! Positive Approach to Care®, created by Teepa Snow, enhances life and relationships of those living with brain change by fostering an inclusive global community. It uses our talents and abilities to develop awareness, knowledge, and skill with all people, to transform what exists into a more positive dementia care culture.

Please join us for this very special two-part workshop series hosted by our Kensington PAC-Certified Coaches Leandra Sims, Connections Memory Care Manager; Daniel Orozco, Haven Memory Care Manager; Marjorie Villarosa, Director of Assisted Living; Natalie Maldonado, Care Partner; and Marina Lopez, Care Partner.  They will discuss ways to create a more supportive environment to match the abilities of those with various forms of brain change.

Visit Our Five Interactive Learning Stations to Practice the PAC Essentials

Different Types of Dementia

Substitute vs. Subtraction


Know Your Agenda – Don’t Show Your Agenda

Changes in Vision & Understanding

Our Promise at The Kensington is to love and care for your family as we do our own. And we do. We are here for you – skilled, prepared and ready to participate fully in your care journey. As specialists in all aspects of care both Assisted Living and Memory Care, we offer services and programs that are thoughtfully designed, clinically comprehensive and highly personalized. We’re standing by, eager to listen and ready to help. 

For questions, please email Loida Arriaga, Community Relations Associate,

Leandra Sims, Connections Memory Care Manager, has been a champion of PAC for years. She spearheaded the incredible campaign to make The Kensington the first PAC-Designated Community in California, putting in hours and hours of extra work, love and training. She now shares the magic of PAC with other Kensington communities through hands-on training sessions.

Daniel Orozco, LVN, Haven Memory Care Manager, has been a nurse for over 4 years and comes from a family of medical professionals. He’s been with us at The Kensington for over a year and his goal is to pursue a degree as a nurse practitioner. Daniel shares, “This is the best place with the best care. The Kensington lives by their core values.”

Marjorie Villarosa, Director of Assisted Living, has worked in senior living for over 15 years. Her love for helping aging adults began during childhood, when her grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. She learned firsthand what it was like to care for a loved one living with dementia. She shares, “I have been passionate about caring for seniors because of their wisdom, resilience, and gratitude for the things we may miss in our everyday busy lives.”

Natalie Maldonado, Haven Lead Care Partner & PAC-Certified Coach,has worked in senior living for over seven years. She enjoys working with aging adults because they are like family, and bring her a tremendous amount of love and care. Natalie has a special passion for helping others grow, which is why she chose to become a PAC-Certified Coach. Her goal is to “make a difference with seniors and train PAC with more and more people.”

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Marina Lopez, Haven Lead Care Partner, has worked in senior living for nearly eight years. For Marina, caring for aging adults is a deeply personal calling. She believes strongly in showing the utmost respect and gratitude towards our residents and feels honored to be a part of their lives. “When I walked into The Kensington, it felt like a family environment. And has been this way ever since I started working here.”


(Tuesday) 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


The Kensington Sierra Madre

245 West Sierra Madre Blvd.


Loida Arriaga

Community Relations Associate

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