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.
Shall we Dance?
We may not be Fred Astaire or Ginger Rogers, Gene Kelly, Rita Hayward or Mikhail Baryshnikov. We may not make on to Dancing with the Stars. We may have two left feet…
Dogs on Parade – Paws with a Purpose
Volunteers with Paws With A Cause held a dog parade to lift residents’ spirits at an assisted living facility. The focus of the event was to connect the residents of the…
Opportunities to develop a sense of connection, belonging, and tap into your support system.
Reconnecting can provide comfort and well-being
Marion Darbyshire, 91, and Winnie Shaw, 94, were good friends 73 years ago. The two ladies initially became friends in their twenties when they worked as sewing apprentices at a…
Smiles from the Heart
Do you have construction paper or card stock, crayons, markers, glue, glitter, scissors, a little creativity, some Uplifting, FUN and entertaining thoughts? Kids and seniors who are in need of…
Staying curious, engaging in creative activities, and finding ways to expand your knowledge and skills through education, books and creativity
National Geographic Fall Virtual Events
Explorers for National Geographic have remained committed to illuminating and protecting the wonder of our world. This fall, you’ll have the chance to hear directly from them about their groundbreaking…
A Kendal at Oberlin Event – Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Law Clerk Remembers
On Thursday, October 8th at 7:15pm eastern time, Kendal at Oberlin invites you to join a Zoom meeting when Jonathan Entin, a CWRU professor emeritus and Kendal at Oberlin resident will share some…
Activities or environments providing access to the fine arts and humanities (arts, theatre, museums, travel, gardens).
Advent & unique calendars to help celebrate
Advent is the of four Sundays and weeks before Christmas when Christians prepare for the coming of Jesus into the world and remember the real meaning of Christmas. Advent actually has two…
Life Enrichment: ONEcomposer promotes and celebrates musicians whose contributions have been historically erased
Two members of the Cornell music department have organized an online series called ONEcomposer, with programs on the first Sunday every month at 4:00 pm. This year the focus is on…
Activities & Entertainment
Tangible worksheets and activities, movies, TV, music, magazines.
September 22, the End of Summer 2020
Well, this has been an interesting summer for sure. And even though it has been a unique experience full of uncertainty, closings and openings (kind of), re-imaginings of how we…
Which Alfred Hitchcock film starred Grace Kelly as Lisa Carol Fremont?
Do you know how many films have Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio starred in together? Or the first word spoken in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back? What about the…
Animals, Sports, Aeronautics, Inspirational, Everything Else
Quaker Principles – Collaborative Decision Making, Part 2, the Participants Role
Serving as chair or facilitator of a collaborative meeting calls for a skillset to lead to a consensus embraced by the group. In part 2 of this 3 part series…
Quaker Principles – Collaborative Decision Making, An Overview
Quakers have always run meetings in a way that encourages listening to everyone because the truth may come from anyone. What should you expect when you are at a consensus-based meeting as a…
Recorded Programs and Events
Programs and Events Recorded and Shared from Across the Kendal System
- 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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