Modena Reserve at Kensington

Modena Reserve at Kensington is a senior living community in Kensington, Maryland, offering extraordinary Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care. Residents enjoy the highest standards in safety, engaging programs, best-in-class amenities, exemplary service and an abundance of elegance.  

Why Modena Reserve at Kensington?

Excited to keep savoring all the best that life has to offer, but ready to be free from day-to-day concerns? Modena Reserve at Kensington offers you an extraordinary blend of sophistication, excitement, beauty and convenience. This is 5-star hospitality: an unparalleled choice for senior living in the highly desirable location of Kensington, Maryland.

Our commitment to excellence is reflected in each area of living; Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care.

Live Exceptional. Every Day.


Core Values

For us, these are not just words on a wall. These are words we live by. They set the tone of Modena Reserve at Kensington and for every Solera Senior Living community.  

  • Communication

    We speak openly and honestly as a collaborative team 

  • Commitment

    We consistently strive to exceed service and safety standards and make a meaningful difference in the lives of our residents, loved ones, guests and colleagues

  • Compassion

    We are empathetic and caring

  • Creativity

    We continuously enhance the ways we serve our community

What makes us different?

It is rare that charm and history can blend so perfectly with exquisite design, state-of-the-art technology, dynamic wellness, and breathtaking surroundings. Modena Reserve at Kensington stands apart for excellence that equals or surpasses the finest hotel or resort. Our desire is for you to feel right at home in the neighborhood you’ve come to love, knowing your expectations for the finest will be met. 

Reflecting the deep local pride in Kensington, our senior living community is a mix of two historic buildings, painstakingly remodeled to preserve their original character, and a new building. Our location next to the Kensington train depot puts you amidst a delightful hub of social activity, energy and opportunities for all generations to mix. 

Meet The Team



Executive Director
Janet brings over a decade of experience as an Executive Director in the senior living industry to Modena Reserve at Kensington, having previously led several communities in the Washington, D.C. area for Sunrise Senior Living. All told, her experience in senior living industry spans more than 20 years, including various roles with Marriott Senior Living Services. Janet first entered the senior living work force as a Food and Beverage Director for a large Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). As she worked with the residents and the team at this retirement community, her passion for serving seniors only grew. She quickly advanced to the role of Executive Director, and her many years in this position have been the most rewarding experience of her life. Janet hails from New York, having been born in Brooklyn and raised on Long Island. She attended the College at Brockport State University of New York (formerly SUNY Brockport) and majored in Fine Arts. After college Janet moved to Durham, NC, where she worked as a cook in restaurants. Four years later she transitioned to the Washington, DC, area, where she’s lived for over 40 years, holding positions as Catering Manager, then Catering Director and eventually Food and Beverage Director for notable hotels. Janet has been happily married for 32 years to her husband, George, who is a professional Magician. She and her husband have two children—a son who is a Chef in Atlanta and a daughter who is a Director of a before-school and after-school childcare center at an elementary school in Montgomery County, MD. Janet enjoys dancing (Latin, swing and international folk) cooking, movies and walking her Goldendoodle, Allie. She is looking forward to working with Solera Senior Living to create an exceptional experience at Modena Reserve at Kensington every day for all residents, families and friends.

Elena Benedetti Price

Director of Sales and Marketing
Elena loves being in on things from the beginning, having been part of opening new communities before in her 27 years in senior living and 40+ in sales. Modena Reserve at Kensington was no exception. “I love helping families and their loved ones with one of their most important decisions,” she says. “It’s important for them to know that this can be a new and exciting chapter. My goal is to ensure that each person feels their needs will be met when they move into the community.” While each of Solera’s core values is important, Elena especially connects with compassion. “Listening to families and prospective residents, understanding what they are going through, their hopes and fears, and what matters most to them as they think of making a move to a senior living community—it’s a true job of compassion.” Elena has learned a great deal from the many residents she has assisted. “I love the connection, their stories, getting to know their kids, grandkids and even their pets. Everyone becomes part of the Modena Family and it is a big part of my life every day.” Speaking of family, Elena credits her Italian heritage for her love of cooking, spending Sundays with the entire family, and her current guilty pleasure: helping plan her son’s wedding. She also loves listening to the Dave Matthews Band, watching favorites movies like Moonstruck and Rudy, and reading. Great Dane/Aussie mix, Roxy, keeps her busy with excursions to dog parks. Perfect vacation? A good book either at the ocean with a nice breeze or at the mountains surrounded by beautiful fall foliage, all shared with family and friends.


Wellness Director
The best people are those who inspire others to be even better. Meet Bunmi, who brings 30 years of experience to her role as Wellness Director. She has a passion for helping seniors and their families, as well as sharing knowledge with fellow Wellness Team members so they can become the best version of themselves. It’s one reason she connects so well with Solera’s commitment to consistently provide exceptional services in the always-changing world of healthcare. Before relocating to the United States from Nigeria, Bunmi taught English and Yoruba (her native language) to high-school level students. Her journey of education and accreditation includes a BA in Linguistics and Languages from University of Benin, Nigeria; LPN, University of District of Columbia; ASN, PG Community College; BS in Nursing from Chamberlain College of Nursing; MSN from Grand Canyon University; and a Doctorate of Healthcare Administration from Virginia University of Lynchburg. Bunmi and her husband, Kunle, have four children and a grandson. When it’s time to relax, Bunmi likes to design and sew clothing, read, and dance. Guilty pleasures include carrot cake with caramel sauce, and the movie “Pretty Woman.” Ideal vacation: anywhere warm, with a chair overlooking the ocean, and a favorite cocktail.

Byron Izama

Restaurant Manager
Byron is passionate about new experiences, which is one reason he was attracted to Solera: it gave him an opportunity to experience starting a restaurant from scratch. And as Restaurant Manager at Kensington, he’s taken that experience and created fabulous dining opportunities that rival any 5-star hotel. Much of his inspiration comes from the many opportunities he has to learn from residents; about their careers and life in general. And having grown up with his grandmother, he holds the core value of compassion close to his heart, while also having a strong belief in the power of commitment. Byron brings more than 15 years of experience in senior living to his role, gaining personal satisfaction from working and being successful at what he does. When he’s not overseeing dining, you might find him enjoying a quick escape to the beach, drawing, spending time with his mother, going on walks, or hiking. Dream vacation? Roatan, an island in Honduras. With a cold beer.

Our Manager

Solera Senior Living has a singular focus: to develop, own and operate communities that will inspire a better quality of life for seniors. With personalized service, engaging programs, and best-in-class amenities, Solera’s innovative approach elevates the entire senior living experience.


Our Partners

At Modena Reserve at Kensington, we believe in working closely with the surrounding community to afford our residents important opportunities. Aligning with local colleges will enhance our continuing education offerings. Partnering with kindergarten and secondary schools can lead to reading groups and mentoring programs. Connecting with local hospitals will allows us to create a preferred provider network for everything from hospital care to home health services to pharmaceuticals in order to improve the coordination of care and outcomes for our residents. As more opportunities for partnerships emerge, Modena Reserve Kensington is ready to serve as a strategic partner.

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