The Kendal idea embraces nationwide outreach, and Kendal’s efforts in this
important area have grown steadily over the years. The work of the first
program, Untie the Elderly®, began in 1986, and subsequently resulted in
Federal legislation in 1990 requiring nursing facilities to consider the
effects of restraint use on the well-being of residents. To learn more about
Kendal’s current outreach programs, visit Kendal Outreach. To support Kendal Outreach, visit our giving page.
Continuing Learning Opportunities
The Kendal idea fosters the integration of continuing
learning in all aspects of community life and work for residents, staff, and
Kendal’s participation with institutions of higher learning in
individual community locations brings significant benefits to all involved:
college alumni and faculty become community founders or board members;
residents enjoy classes and cultural and athletic events. Read about university connections with individual Kendal
Several Kendal affiliates support a number of internship programs for students
of local schools and colleges. The Kendal Corporation developed
The Kendal System Research Agenda to guide the research and
contributions of these programs.
Review a list of research projects conducted with Kendal affiliates.