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

Are You Doing Doctor Appointments Right?

30 Apr, 2018

A physician’s guide to having a good appointment By Grace Birnstengel for Next Avenue | Adobe Stock Navigating the medical system can be a daunting process. It’s challenging enough to find any doctor with openings, let alone a good doctor. And the internet isn’t always much help. What is helpful, however, is this in-depth guide to […]

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How to Leave an Inheritance Without Causing Grief

18 Apr, 2018

A family wealth expert offers advice for parents By Amy Castoro for Next Avenue | Photo: Adobe Stock “I give them a $20,000 gift and I don’t get a thank you?” Sound familiar? The dollar amount may vary, but the frustration is the same. More and more people are frustrated and confounded at the lack […]

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Social Security Is Shortchanging Widows and Widowers

13 Apr, 2018

An Inspector General’s report finds underpayment of $132 million and counting By Laurence J. Kotlikoff for Next Avenue | Photo: Adobe Stock In a recent report, Social Security’s Inspector General formally accused Social Security Administration staffers of reducing the benefits of thousands of widows and widowers — to the tune of $132 million and counting. […]

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One Surprising Way Older Adults Can Get Healthier

09 Apr, 2018

You know about the obvious things. Now try this. By Dr. Ann Hwang for Next Avenue | Photo: Adobe Stock Whether or not we actually do the right things to improve our health, many of us probably assume we know what they are. Walk more. Quit smoking. Eat healthier. It’s a familiar list, and a […]

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Personifying Kendal Values

27 Mar, 2018

Denise Makay doesn’t hesitate for a moment when asked if Kendal values differ from what she has encountered in other places she’s worked. “Most definitely, it’s more caring,” she says. “It’s down to earth. One-on-one, person-centered values are very, very important. It’s important to treat each person as an individual. Listen to them and pay […]

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Treating Behavioral Symptoms of Dementia Without Drugs

22 Mar, 2018

The evidence for potential solutions like aromatherapy and pet therapy By Emily Gurnon for Next Avenue | Photo: Adobe Stock March 22, 2018—Most people think of dementia as affecting memory and cognition, and it certainly does. But some of the most distressing symptoms of Alzheimer’s or other dementias are behavioral and psychological. “What takes a […]

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Would You Want to Know Your Risk of Alzheimer’s?

16 Mar, 2018

There’s little chance now of finding out, but that may change By Joan Mooney for Next Avenue | Photo: Adobe Stock March 16, 2018—If one of your parents died of Alzheimer’s or has it, what does that mean for your own prognosis? How much would you want to know about your risk of Alzheimer’s when […]

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Kendal at Hanover Names Beth Vettori Executive Director

01 Mar, 2018

March 1, 2018, HANOVER, N.H. —Kendal at Hanover has announced that Beth M. Vettori has been selected as its new Executive Director. Vettori will join Kendal April 9 after serving as the Executive Director of Rockridge Retirement Community in Northampton, Mass., since 2007.  She was recently promoted to the role of Senior Executive Director for […]

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How and Why to Teach Your Grandchildren About Gratitude

28 Feb, 2018

The way that you live your life can offer the best lesson By Lisa Fields for Next Avenue | Photo: Adobe Stock Feb. 28, 2018—One of the best gifts you can give your grandchild isn’t something physical to wrap up and offer as a birthday present. Rather, you can help to instill a strong sense […]

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How to Bounce Back From a Health Crisis

27 Feb, 2018

It’s not the cards you’re dealt, but how you play them By Claire Zulkey for Next Avenue | Photo: Adobe Stock Feb. 27, 2018—After a major injury or illness, your own participation and perspective can make the difference between moving past a health crisis and letting it define the rest of your life. Psychologist Elizabeth […]

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