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
Director for Communications and Public Relations
lelveru@kcorp.kendal.org
610-335-1232

Kendal at Ithaca Celebrates $29.3 Million Expansion

28 Mar, 2017

March 28, 2017—After just over two years of construction, Kendal at Ithaca has reached the finish line on a $29.3 million expansion and enhancement project. The life care retirement community celebrated the completion of construction March 27 with a Drop-in Open House. Guests toured the new spaces and enjoyed festive food and music. Kendal at […]

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5 Ways Tech Products Will Help Us Age Well

28 Mar, 2017

A visit to CES 2017 turned up caregiving robots and vital sign ‘tattoos’ By Jim Pagliarini for Next Avenue It is the year 2025 and I have just celebrated my 85th birthday. I still live at home. This afternoon, I got into my self-driving car and went to my great granddaughter’s house for a visit. She […]

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Ithaca ranked among top 10 small cities for successful aging

22 Mar, 2017

March 22, 2017—Kendal at Ithaca’s hometown has been ranked seventh among the top 10 small metropolitan areas for successful aging in the U.S. by the Milken Institute. The Milken Institute recently released the third edition of its “Best Cities for Successful Aging” report and index, a collaboration between the Institute’s Center for the Future of […]

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Do You Really Need That Knee Surgery?

03 Mar, 2017

Experts disagree on whether it’s worth going under the knife By Linda Melone, CSCS for Next Avenue | Photo: Thinkstock You felt it on your last walk when you stepped off a curb the wrong way: a sudden pain and feeling as if your knee were about to give out. Swelling and more pain followed, […]

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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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