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

How to Beat the Winter Blues

16 Jan, 2018

Vitamin D and bright lights really do work for seasonal affective disorder By Emily Gurnon for Next Avenue | Photo: Thinkstock Jan. 16, 2018—The official beginning of winter that arrived on Thursday, Dec. 21, marked the darkest day of the year. Around this time, some of us feel a familiar pall as the gloom outside […]

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How States Are Helping People Get Medicaid at Home

12 Jan, 2018

A new report describes innovative programs other states could replicate By Richard Eisenberg for Next Avenue | Photo: Adobe Stock Jan. 12, 2018—Survey after survey shows that people want to continue living in their homes as they age, rather than moving to a nursing home or an assisted living facility. (In a recent Nationwide Insurance […]

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Intergenerational Programming Study Cites Kendal Examples

10 Jan, 2018

Jan. 10, 2018— A new report describing the findings from a yearlong study on the nature and extent of intergenerational programming in senior housing includes references to successful programs at both Kendal at Oberlin and Kendal-Crosslands Communities. Generations United and LeadingAge conducted the study—“Intergenerational Programming in Senior Housing: From Promise to Practice”—with support from the […]

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New Year’s Un-Resolutions for 2018

09 Jan, 2018

Getting out of your own way and finding Zen By Ken Druck for Next Avenue | Photo: Adobe Stock I don’t want to rain on anyone’s parade, but I’m changing things up a little this year and making a few New Year’s “un-resolutions.” Perhaps it’s the campaign for irreverent and audacious aging I’ve been on […]

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4 Ways to Maintain Healthy Family Relationships

21 Dec, 2017

Deploy a little patience this holiday season By Ken Druck for Next Avenue | Photo: Adobe Stock (Editor’s note: This essay is the latest in a series from author and speaker Ken Druck, based on work in his book Courageous Aging, which is about how all people can make peace with, and find joy in, every stage […]

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Kendal Grant Funds Initiative to Reduce Isolation, Suicide Among Older Adults

19 Dec, 2017

Program has potential to be replicated nationwide Dec. 19, 2017—Kendal Charitable Funds announced Tuesday that it has awarded a $50,000 Promising Innovations grant to fund a two-year initiative to engage isolated older adults who are at risk for depression, substance abuse and suicide through one-on-one home visits, support groups, educational programs and referrals for needed […]

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The Special Bond of Older Dogs and Older Owners

18 Dec, 2017

Money-saving ‘Seniors for Seniors’ pet adoption programs are gaining popularity By Jen Reeder for Next Avenue | Photo: Adobe Stock Dec. 18, 2017—When Barbara Castleman and her husband visited an animal shelter in Albuquerque, N.M., several years ago, they were surprised to find a purebred toy Australian shepherd available for adoption. While it would have cost […]

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Turning 100, But Who’s Counting? (not Frances)

15 Dec, 2017

Dec. 15, 2017—If Frances Kolarek were still blogging for Collington—a Kendal community in metro Washington, D.C.—she’d probably have a thing or two to share with readers about turning 100. “This body, this machine we inhabit, works 24/7 and it gets worn out and mine is showing serious signs of wear,” says Frances, adding with a […]

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Medicare, Medicaid and Long-Term Care: Your Questions Answered

12 Dec, 2017

Long-term care costs the federal programs do and don’t pay for By Richard Eisenberg for Next Avenue | Photo: Adobe Stock Dec. 12, 2017—Next Avenue recently asked readers to send us their questions about Medicare, Medicaid and long-term care coverage. The most popular ones: What is offered by Medicare and Medicaid for long-term care? If […]

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Boston Globe article spotlights Vitalize 360

08 Dec, 2017

Dec. 8, 2017—An article posted online Dec. 6 by the Boston Globe, quotes Dr. Atul Gawande, author of Being Mortal and an expert on end-of-life care, as calling the Vitalize 360 approach “transformative.” Titled “By helping seniors set life goals, coaches motivate them to get stronger and live well,” the article notes that Vitalize 360 is a […]

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