Quaker Values

Kendal’s residents and staff share the spirit of community and collaboration and the respect for each individual that flow from Quaker principles.

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Respect for Every Individual-Quaker Values

Quaker values emphasize simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship. One expression of these values is respect for every individual. A previous post on how Kendal dispels ageism outlined a…

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Discovering Common Ground: Quakerism and Zen

To many, the name “Kendal” is synonymous with Quaker values. Recently, Kendal has celebrated growth with new Affiliates that expand beyond these principles and bring a spiritual component more aligned…

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Kendal Dispels Ageism

Despite increased awareness of well-documented negative social, economic and health impacts of ageism and growing sentiment to advance age inclusiveness, ageism continues to be prevalent across society as people experience…

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How Kendal Fosters Inclusive Aging Experiences for LGBTQ+ Elders

At Kendal we believe that a spirit and culture of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) strengthen communities, people and services. We strive to live out Kendal Values and Practices…

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The Kendal Difference

Kendal provides a unique option for older adults who seek a place of community and collaboration. As a not-for-profit, values-based organization, the mission is expressed in all aspects of operations.…

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Ziegler Closes $297,030,000 Financing for Ensō Village

June 14, 2021—Bond proceeds will be applied toward the construction of the Community, which will include 221 independent living apartments, 30 assisted living apartments and 24 memory support apartments.

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Enso Village Taps ‘Green Bond’ Financing for New Community

May 18, 2021—Green energy production and energy-efficiency are integral to Enso Village. The community will have a solar array, estimated to produce enough solar energy to reduce carbon dioxide emissions…

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LeadingAge NY Names Hal Craft Trustee of the Year

Dec. 24, 2020–LeadingAge New York CEO Jim Clyne presented the award to Craft during a Dec. 16 Zoom meeting of Kendal at Ithaca’s Board of Trustees.

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Kendal Honored for Handling of COVID-19 Communications

Dec. 8, 2020—Kendal marketing staff and AKCG worked together to help affiliates decide how and when to report COVID-19 cases and how to reinforce them with messages of comfort, compassion…

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