Kendal is supporting its Affiliates in eight states with their efforts to ensure the safety and well-being of residents, members, staff and all visitors during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check each Affiliate’s website for information specific to each Kendal location.
This page provides a variety of examples, resources and links to support life enrichment and engagement during this time of physical distancing and isolation. All activities should be implemented in accordance with your current community guidelines. Additional resources will be added regularly.
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If you have an idea, a resource, a link, etc. that you would like to contribute please email it to Diane Massey.
Coping effectively with life and attending to your mental wellness, maintaining your physical health, and spending time to connect with your beliefs, values and ethics.
Zoom Fatigue – it’s a real thing!
Photo by Marcel Friedrich on Unsplash Many of us have step the last several months trying to figure out the best way to stay socially connected while physically distanced. Zoom video…
Zen Centers: Contemplative Care on the East and West Coasts
Posted 7/10/2020 “The true purpose [of Zen] is to see things as they are, to observe things as they are, and to let everything go as it goes… Zen practice…
Opportunities to develop a sense of connection, belonging, and tap into your support system.
Urge Congress to provide immediate relief to aging services providers
Help LeadingAge advocate and urge Congress to provide immediate relief to aging services providers. The COVID-19 relief package released July 27 by Senate leadership does not do enough for aging…
Bonding over books & long-distance connections
When families can’t be in the same place physically, online tools are a great option for grandparents to connect to grandchildren. It gives grandparents and grandchildren a way to bond…
Staying curious, engaging in creative activities, and finding ways to expand your knowledge and skills through education, books and creativity
Researching Antiques and Collectibles
Do you have antiques and collectibles that you’ve always wondered about their history, their value, the best way to preserve them and maybe even sell them? Coffee grinders, books, sewing machines,…
Virtual Experiences – Goddard Space Flight Center
Sunday Experiment Series – Get your Sunday Experiment fix from home! Different missions will be highlighted each month with fun demonstrations and activities that you can do anywhere. For the James…
Activities or environments providing access to the fine arts and humanities (arts, theatre, museums, travel, gardens).
Virtual Experiences – The Kennedy Center
Couch Concerts – It is in times like these that we need artists most. Introducing a NEW series of live performances streamed to you – Couch Concerts, Brought to you by Millennium…
Virtual Presentations – New-York Historical Society Museum & Library
While the Museum is temporarily closed, senior centers and retiree groups are invited to join live, interactive Virtual Presentations exploring New York and American history! In 60-minute sessions, curators and…
Activities & Entertainment
Tangible worksheets and activities, movies, TV, music, magazines.
The Funny Pages
Remember waking up on Sunday morning and running to get the Funny Pages out of the newspaper? From the pages of The Encyclopedia Britannica, David M. Kunzle, Professor of Art History,…
The Power of Play – Adults need recess too
Posted 7/10/2020 It is a happy talent to know how to play. Ralph Waldo Emerson, American writer Can you remember the last time you played? If you can’t, then you…
Animals, Sports, Aeronautics, Inspirational, Everything Else
Windows of the World: A Personal Journey through Color Swatches and Carpet Samples
During the pandemic many folks have tackled a project or two around their home, yard, apartment, bedroom, kitchen, closets, etc. For sure, there is no shortage of articles containing suggestions…
Island of the Colorblind
Posted 7/10/2020 “Color is just a word to those who cannot see it” “PINGELAP ATOLL, A Micronesian island in the South Pacific, sometimes goes by its other name, the Island…
Recorded Programs and Events
Programs and Events Recorded and Shared from Across the Kendal System
- The Myth of the 1920 Women’s Suffrage Amendment, Dr. Nancy Hewitt, June 2020, Collington
- Personal Strategies for Navigating Changing Times, Judy Sorum Brown, May 2020, Kendal Corporation
- Photography and the Art of Composition, Bill Holloway, Lathrop Easthampton
- Renowned pianist Malcolm Bilson, Recorded April 2020, Kendal at Ithaca
- Coping Skills, Laura Peters, Human Resources Development and Learning Manager, April 2020, Kendal at Ithaca
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