HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 2001-4663, by Representatives Poulsen and McDermott


     WHEREAS, The Kenney Presbyterian Retirement Community was the dream of Samuel and Jessie Kenney; and

     WHEREAS, The first Kenney "Home for the Aged" was established at the Kenneys' private home and cottages on their land; and

     WHEREAS, The Last Will and Testament of the Kenneys instructed that a home be found and maintained to be called The Samuel and Jessie Kenney Presbyterian Home, now known as "The Kenney Presbyterian Retirement Community" and "The Kenney"; and

     WHEREAS, The residents, staff, and trustees have done a commendable job and have consistently strived to maintain the spirit and intent of the Kenneys to provide a comfortable home for the care of the elderly; and

     WHEREAS, The Kenney has expanded and grown throughout the years as the results of gifts and commitments by friends and residents; and

     WHEREAS, The Kenney, providing quality and innovative living facilities for the care of the elderly, has been nationally accredited by the Continuing Care Accreditation Commission since 1989; and

     WHEREAS, The Kenney has served the elderly of West Seattle and the Puget Sound region for 100 years;

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives recognize and commend the residents, staff, and Board of Trustees of The Kenney Presbyterian Retirement Community for 100 years of continuous care to the elderly and for their devotion to the dream created by Samuel and Jessie Kenney.



   I hereby certify this to be a true and correct copy of

   Resolution 4663 adopted by the House of Representatives

                        June 8, 2001.



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Timothy A. Martin, Co-Chief Clerk Cynthia Zehnder, Co-Chief Clerk