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

$50,000 Kendal grant funds home repairs for older Philadelphians

07 Feb, 2020

Feb. 7, 2020—Kendal Charitable Funds has awarded a $50,000 Promising Innovations grant to Rebuilding Together Philadelphia (RTP) to fund a two-year initiative to help low-income older adults age in place. The grant will support RTP’s efforts to repair and improve the residences of an estimated 30 homeowners in 2020 and 2021 to make them safer, […]

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Lisa Marsilio named Kendal-Crosslands Communities’ CEO

14 Jan, 2020

Kennett Square, Pennsylvania (Jan. 14, 2020) — Richard Wortmann, Clerk of the Board of Directors, has announced that veteran health care administrator Lisa Marsilio has been selected as Kendal-Crosslands Communities‘ new CEO. Marsilio’s first day at KCC will be Jan. 21. Marsilio has extensive experience leading health care organizations. From 2015 to 2019, she served […]

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Megan Barbour promoted to Collington COO

30 Dec, 2019

Mitchellville, Maryland (Dec. 30, 2019) — CEO Ann E. Gillespie has announced the promotion of Megan Barbour to Chief Operating Officer of Collington, a Kendal-affiliated not-for-profit Life Plan retirement community in suburban Washington, D.C. Barbour has served as Administrator/Director of Operations at Collington since September 2018. “This move means Megan will continue to lead our […]

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What to look for in a Retirement Community

27 Dec, 2019

Parting reflections by Kendal President & CEO John Diffey upon his retirement in 2016 Over the course of my tenure with Kendal, it has been important to be able to speak to a number of different topics and before a number of different audiences. One of the most important topics has been “What to look […]

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Chicago PBS-TV spotlights Admiral at the Lake’s holiday art exhibit

26 Nov, 2019

Nov. 26, 2019—A new show of artwork at The Admiral at the Lake is a blend of Chicago history and holiday fun from the studio of David Lee Csicsko. Since the early 1980s, some of the most prominent art in the city has been created by Csicsko. WTTW-TV has posted its video story, titled “Delightful […]

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Kendal at Granville job shadow gives Denison University student ‘an edge’

25 Nov, 2019

Nov. 25, 2019, Granville, Ohio—During the spring and fall of 2019, Denison University biology major Rebekah Funk ’20 spent many hours shadowing occupational therapist Arin Waechter in Kendal at Granville’s rehabilitation center — a highly impactful opportunity that supported Funk’s ambition of becoming a registered and licensed occupational therapist. Waechter says, “I feel that during […]

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Kendal wins 2 National Mature Media Awards

21 Nov, 2019

Nov. 21, 2019—The Kendal Corporation garnered two Bronze Awards in the 2019 National Mature Media Awards competition for: Kendal’s 2018 Annual Report, “Resilience: Kendal branches out far and wide. And, our roots run deep.” “The Stars Aligned for Maria Sanchez,” a feature article by Larry Elveru published on The Admiral at the Lake’s and on […]

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Amazon Alexa EngAGE helps Admiral at the Lake residents stay active

30 Oct, 2019

CHICAGO (Oct. 29, 2019)—EngAGE is a new pilot project by the University of Chicago Medicine helping adults 65 and older stay active with a little assistance from Amazon’s voice-controlled speaker Alexa. EngAGE is currently being used by residents at The Admiral at the Lake, Chicago’s oldest nonprofit organization dedicated to creating senior living with innovative […]

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Kendal at Granville staff pitch in as Habitat for Humanity volunteers

16 Oct, 2019

Granville, Ohio (Oct. 16, 2019)—On a picture-perfect sunny day in late September, nine Kendal at Granville staff members participated in a “new-build” project sponsored by Habitat for Humanity in Newark, Ohio. This is the fourth year in a row that staff members of the not-for-profit organization have participated in a build day as part of […]

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First residents move into Kendal at Lexington’s new Sunrise Ridge cottages

25 Sep, 2019

Sept. 25, 2019, Lexington, Virginia — During the second week of September, two couples moved into homes in Kendal at Lexington’s new Sunrise Ridge development. On Sept. 8, Bob and Suetta Harrison were the first couple to move in, and two days later, Sis and Harry Warner became their new neighbors a couple doors away. […]

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