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An Insider Perspective With Our First Residents

June 20, 2022

The Charleston lifestyle you’re seeking has arrived—on the Peninsula! Luxury and independence are possible in an assisted living setting at Kempton of Charleston. Our highly coveted Spring Street location brings the beauty of the Holy City right to your doorstep, where you’ll find everything, you need in your new home with the attractions, restaurants, parks and entertainment of Charleston mere steps away. For those requiring memory care, our approach translates into active and engaged residents thanks to our highly trained team and our secured, welcoming environment. In today’s blog, we had the pleasure of interviewing our very first residents, John and his wife, Joan. Keep reading for an insider’s perspective on all things Kempton of Charleston as you research premier senior apartments in Charleston.

Discovering and Choosing Our Community

We’re honored to be the only stand-alone assisted living community on the Charleston Peninsula. The allure of our highly desirable location is no secret—the city’s list of accolades continues to grow and includes being named one of the best small cities in the U.S. by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler 11 years and counting.

Numerous family-friendly beaches are just a short drive away from our doors; Isle of Palms, Sullivans Island and Folly Beach are all less than 25 minutes away. The restaurant scene in the Holy City consistently makes headlines for its iconic Lowcountry cuisine elevated by fresh, local ingredients.

Senior Couple at table For those with an appreciation for the arts, world-renowned festivals such as Spoleto Festival USA and the MOJA Arts Festival offer unforgettable exhibits and performances. Art museums and galleries decorate our historic streets. Founded in 1670, our port city attracts history enthusiasts, who have trouble squeezing in visits to every historic site, garden and attraction on their list


John and Joan became aware of Kempton of Charleston through their daughter, who drew an interest in our community.

Charleston Appeal

When asked about what they love most about life in Charleston, John says, “I love the cultural aspects of Charleston. Charleston is a lovely historical place; I love the history of the city.”

Must-See Attractions

A few favorite Charleston attractions that top their list are as follows:

Acclimating to the Community

He describes getting settled into their new residence as a “very nice process,” mentioning the staff is “always happy to help us.” There is no question about the team creating a positive and nurturing setting: “We absolutely feel warmly cared for. It is a very nice environment here.”

A Safe, Warm and Welcoming Place

So much makes Kempton feel like home right away. John says, “The activity programs here are very nice; it is a lovely environment, and a very attractive place. The terraces are beautiful. The security of the building is very good; we feel very safe here. The food is great and well prepared. The workers here are all very nice and helpful. We are very pleased living here.”

Premier Senior Apartments in Charleston: Must-Have Amenities

Making everyday life more enjoyable is on the hearts and minds of the Kempton of Charleston team. He shares, “We love the terraces, it is very nice to sit out there. The furniture is very comfortable, the scenery is nice, and it is a great place to be. We really like the convenience of the salon being in-house.”

Distinctive Dining

With Lowcountry-inspired menus, dining at Kempton of Charleston exceeds expectations. John says, “The food here is delicious. The environment of the restaurant is very nice. One of our favorite dishes is the Shrimp and Grits. The experience at the Hampton Grille is very enjoyable.”

A Full and Fulfilling Life

The Life Enrichment team curates a wide range of activities that encompass social, spiritual, intellectual and physical fitness. A few that have impressed them: “We have really enjoyed the happy hours on the terrace, and we like the weekly bingo. We have also enjoyed the painting classes.” He goes on to say, “We try to get to as many activities as we can. There is a great variety of activities to enjoy.”

Floor Plans

The community makes right-sizing your home smooth and comfortable. We offer studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartment homes with kitchenettes for our assisted living residents. John and Joan went with a two-bedroom floor plan: “We chose a 2-bedroom apartment so that I can use one bedroom as an office.” Browse our residences for a more detailed look at our layouts, including memory care and skilled nursing.

Are you considering Kempton of Charleston?

When asked to share their thoughts regarding someone thinking about establishing residence at Kempton of Charleston, John says, “I would recommend this community for residence. We have enjoyed our time. The environment here is very good. The quality of the apartments is great – it’s nice having a refrigerator and microwave provided. It is a very nice place and the people who work here are very pleasant.”

Live vibrantly…and do what you love.

Contact us to learn more about premier senior apartments in Charleston.

Kempton of Charleston is the only standalone assisted living community on the Charleston Peninsula. Premier amenities include well-appointed studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartment homes with kitchenettes, private bathrooms with zero-entry showers, a bustling monthly calendar of engaging activities and events, an outdoor terrace, pocket park and onsite parking.

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Kempton of Charleston

194 Spring Street
Charleston, SC 29403