Media Contact

For more information about Kendal communities, programs and services, or to request an interview with a Kendal staff member or resident, please contact:

Larry Elveru
Associate Director for Communications and Public Relations

A Cure for Senior Loneliness Is Within Our Reach

24 Feb, 2017

We can solve the problem of social isolation by thinking differently about senior housing By Tim Carpenter for Next Avenue | Photo: Getty Images The Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act of 1965 required that packages of cigarettes display the warning “Caution: Cigarette Smoking May Be Hazardous to Your Health.” I wish the Surgeon General […]

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How to Prevent a Real-Life Nightmare at Life’s End

22 Feb, 2017

By Barbara Coombs Lee for Next Avenue |Photo: Thinkstock Feb. 22, 2017—To my everlasting shame, this boomer spent many of her formative years as an ICU nurse, thoughtlessly pushing tubes down the noses and pounding on chests of dying patients, torturing them with electric shocks, instead of allowing death to come peacefully. The tragic reality […]

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Kendal Residents Celebrate Their 5-Year Intergenerational Partnership with The Chester Charter School for the Arts

13 Feb, 2017

Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, February 13, 2017 — In 2012, residents of Kendal at Longwood, a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community, joined John Alston, then a music professor at Swarthmore College, and Chester city educators and advocates to create an educational start-up for the children of Chester. Five years later, Kendal residents and Chester families and […]

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Make Every Day Valentine’s Day

08 Feb, 2017

How to survive the holiday and keep romance alive 365 days a year By Terri Orbuch, Ph.D. for Next Avenue | Photo: Stockbyte/Thinkstock I always look forward to February and especially Valentine’s Day, but I’m well aware that not everyone does. I love seeing all the red hearts in the stores and enjoy the romantic […]

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Free Screenings of ‘Being Mortal’ set Thursday, February 23

07 Feb, 2017

Film Explores End-of-Life Care Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, Feb. 7, 2017—Kendal-Crosslands Communities will host two free, public screenings of the acclaimed documentary “Being Mortal” on Thursday, Feb. 23. Two years in the making and based on renowned surgeon and New Yorker writer Atul Gawande’s best-selling book, Being Mortal, the documentary by the same name is a provocative, powerful and deeply personal […]

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Fighting Ageism and Unfair Treatment in Health Care

02 Feb, 2017

Among the problems: doctors who view depression and anxiety in older adults as ‘normal’ By Terry Fulmer for Next Avenue | Photo: Getty Images Everyone deserves equal treatment — in the broader society and in our health care system. Today, older people are often not treated fairly and do not get the care they deserve, […]

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Enhanced Hearing Technology Developed With Help of Kendal at Ithaca Residents

31 Jan, 2017

Hearing Good News… Jan. 31, 2017—Eversound partners Jake Reisch and Matt Reiners were named New England’s Young Entrepreneurs of 2016 by the U. S. Small Business Administration. Their wireless headphone system was tested at Kendal at Ithaca and the results changed the marketing focus of Eversound from wireless silent dance parties for youthful audiences to […]

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Being Older Is Better for Many Travel Discounts

31 Jan, 2017

Those milestone birthdays can add up to major savings By Irene S. Levine for Next Avenue  | Photo: Getty Images The next time you travel, ask about a “senior discount.” You may discover there are fabulous perks to reaching those milestone birthdays. Many hotels, restaurants, transportation companies, entertainment venues and big-box stores offer age-related discounts, […]

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30-Day Declutter Challenge: What I’ve Learned

23 Jan, 2017

Overcoming 5 decluttering roadblocks By Liza Kaufman Hogan for Next Avenue I used to be able to put all of my belongings in a 1985 Honda Accord and still see out the back. Now, I can barely see out of some of the windows of our four-bedroom house. What happened?! Here’s what happened: Marriage, kids, […]

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Outlook for Older Job Seekers: Better Than Advertised

19 Jan, 2017

Here are four tips to find the right kind of work By Kerry Hannon for Next Avenue  | Photo: Getty Images Jan. 19, 2017—The constant doom and gloom chatter about older job seekers is wearing on me. I get it. I have stared into the eyes of job hunters over 50 and seen the pulsing […]

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