By Senators Constantine and Rasmussen


     WHEREAS, the Kenney Presbyterian Retirement Community was the dream of Samuel

and Jessie Kenney; and


     WHEREAS, the first Kenney AHome 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 AThe Kenney Presbyterian Retirement Community@ and AThe 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 result

of gifts and commitments by friends and residents; and


     WHEREAS, the Kenney 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 one hundred years;


     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Washington State Senate  recognize and commend  the residents, staff and Board of Trustees of The Kenney Presbyterian Retirement Community for one hundred years of continuous care to the elderly and  for their devotion to the dream created by Samuel and Jessie Kenney.


I, Tony M. Cook, Secretary of the Senate,

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 8704,

adopted by the Senate June 21, 2001.





Secretary of the Senate