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.
I hope this finds you well…
Hope you’re well. How have you been, well? I hope you’re doing well. Hope all is well with you. Stay safe and well. I’m well, thanks. Such common phrases. But…
Affirmations – An Exercise for your Mind and your Outlook
We are the keepers of our minds, thoughts, outlook, and the global narrative we hold about ourselves. Many of us do repetitive exercises to improve our physical health. Affirmations are…
Opportunities to develop a sense of connection, belonging, and tap into your support system.
The Power of Pictures to Make Meaning of Life
“It’s one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it’s another thing to make a portrait of who they are.” — Paul Caponigro ∾ In early 2020,…
Reintroducing the Life Enrichment and Engagement Webpage and Blog
When it all began: COVID-19 and physical distancing In March 2020, work began in earnest to pull together ideas, links, activities, and resources to assist affiliates and surrounding community members…
Staying curious, engaging in creative activities, and finding ways to expand your knowledge and skills through education, books and creativity
Marie Owens, 1891, first female officer helped thousands of women & children
“I like to do police work. It gives me a chance to help women and children who need help,” Marie Owens told the Tribune in 1906. “In my sixteen years of…
Female Doctors who Revolutionized Medical Care
These famous female doctors defined the social and racial prejudices that discouraged certain people from practicing science. Without their research and contributions, millions of lives would not have been positively…
Activities or environments providing access to the fine arts and humanities (arts, theatre, museums, travel, gardens).
On the road again: interesting landmarks and sites in every state
There are many wonderful and amazing sites to see across the United States. You might not even have to travel very far from home to find a notable destination spot…
Ballet Firsts: Native American Prima Ballerina, Black Principal dancer, male dancer en pointe
Maria Tallchief: Native American Prima Ballerina, Kennedy Center Honor recipient, National Women’s Hall of Fame inductee, and GoogleDoodle. Elizabeth Marie Tall Chief was born January 24, 1925 in Fairfax, Oklahoma. Her father…
Activities & Entertainment
Tangible worksheets and activities, movies, TV, music, magazines.
Planting bulbs, light bulbs, that is
Planting bulbs. And not in the way you might think. Don’t throw those burned out lightbulbs just yet. Upcycle them into clever vases and planters with the help of these…
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…
Animals, Sports, Aeronautics, Inspirational, Everything Else
The Power of Pockets – Their History & Meaning Through the Years
I have to admit, when I find a dress and it has pockets, while still fitting well and looks flattering, I do a little happy dance. I’ve never liked pockets…
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…
Recorded Programs and Events
Programs and Events Recorded and Shared from Across the Kendal System
- Kendal at Home Recorded Events
- Oberlin Conservatory of Music’s Philo Quartet, March 2021
- Eleanor Roosevelt’s Healing Advice, March 2021
- Norman Rockwell & Civil Rights, February 2021
- CollingtonPresents Programming Series:
- Katie Basquin & Co. – “Snippets from Samantha Rastles the Woman Question.”, January 2021
- Peter Basquin Plays! Piano Masters in Three- Quarter Time, December 2020
- Phyllis Marsh – “Women’s Rights Worldwide: Finding Ways to Make A Difference,” December 2020
- The Whistling Hens Concert, November 2020
- Lyle Denniston Is the Constitution Out of Date?, November 2020
- Dr. George (Bud) Gardiner, Living in Peculiar Times: COVID-19, October 2020
- 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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