Media Contact

For more information about Kendal communities, programs and services, or to request an interview with a Kendal staff member or resident, please contact:

Larry Elveru
Director, Communications and Public Relations

Steve Fishler named Kendal on Hudson’s Interim Executive Director

18 Jul, 2019

SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. (July 18, 2019) — Howard Smith, Chair of Kendal on Hudson’s Board of Directors, has announced that veteran senior living administrator Steve Fishler has been selected to lead that community as Interim Executive Director until a new Executive Director is recruited. Fishler, who has more than 35 years of experience in management […]

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Collington’s skilled nursing area receives highest rating

15 Jul, 2019

Mitchellville, Maryland (July 15, 2019) — Collington, a Kendal-affiliated, not-for-profit continuing care retirement community in suburban Washington, D.C., garnered a “deficiency-free” grade on a recently completed annual survey of its skilled nursing neighborhood by the Maryland Department of Health’s Office of Health Care Quality. The coveted deficiency-free status is achieved by fewer than one in […]

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Kiplinger lists Oberlin and Hanover among ’12 Smart Places to Retire’

08 Jul, 2019

July 8, 2019—A feature article posted July 3 on includes Oberlin, Ohio, and Hanover, New Hampshire, on its list of “12 Smart Places to Retire.” Kendal communities are located in each of those cities. The article, compiled by the editors of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, notes that each of the cities and towns listed is […]

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Enso Village ‘A-Team’ focus of Senior Housing News feature

01 Jul, 2019

July 1, 2019—A feature-length article about the unique partnership behind the development of Enso Village was posted June 26 on Senior Housing News. Enso Village will be a Kendal-affiliated, Zen-inspired, Life Plan Community in Northern California’s Sonoma wine country. Titled “Meet the ‘A-Team Behind This $300M Zen-Inspired CCRC,” the article is based on interviews with […]

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Ann Gillespie Named Collington’s CEO

06 Jun, 2019

She brings wide-ranging leadership experience in senior living to the role Mitchellville, Maryland, June 6, 2019 — Collington’s Board of Directors has selected Ann E. Gillespie, an aging-services professional with more than 30 years of experience, to lead the senior living community as its CEO beginning July 1. Gillespie succeeds Marvell Adams Jr., who became […]

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Barron’s Magazine features Kendal at Granville couple

05 Jun, 2019

The cover story of the June 3 issue of Barron’s Magazine cites the decision made by a Kendal at Granville couple as an example of “How to Pick Your Retirement Home.” Virgil and Janice Hoftiezer “settled on Kendal at Granville because of its integration with Denison University, with the CCRC bringing in professors to share […]

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Groundbreaking celebration heralds construction of Preston at Barclay Friends

New Personal Care Residence – Coming Spring 2020 West Chester, Pennyslvania, May 7, 2019 — “We are here today because so many have helped us to arrive at this moment,” said Linda Sterthous, Barclay Friends’ Executive Director, May 1 surrounded by neighbors, staff and more than a half dozen dignitaries from West Chester Borough and […]

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Admiral IT Director honored by LeadingAge Illinois

April 29, 2019—At its annual meeting the first week in April, LeadingAge Illinois presented its Strive and Thrive Award to Akintunde Littlejohn, The Admiral at the Lake’s Information Technology Director. “LJ,” as he is known to friends and colleagues, was recognized for his “vision, initiative and creative problem-solving.” LeadingAge Illinois presents the award each year […]

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Kendal on Hudson garners 2 coveted CARF Accreditations

Sleepy Hollow, New York, (April 4, 2019) — Kendal on Hudson has been awarded two new five-year accreditations by CARF—the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. Health and human services providers must demonstrate excellence in the quality of their programs and services and display continuous improvement in them to be accredited by CARF. This Kendal […]

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Susan James Named Kendal at Hanover’s Executive Chef

March 25, 2019—Susan James recently joined Kendal at Hanover as the community’s Executive Chef. James has more than 20 years of experience working in both small and large kitchens with a variety of cuisines. She was most recently the Assistant Chef and Engine Room Manager at Maple Street Catering and Engine Room in White River […]

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