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

Will Your Home Be Ready for Aging in Place?

18 Oct, 2017

Most aren’t, but a toolkit of winning ideas makes it easier to plan for changes By Angelo Gentile for Next Avenue | Photo: Courtesy AARP Oct. 18, 2017—A modest home in the Memphis suburb of Raleigh — a vacant foreclosure — used to be dark inside, an interior that was frankly depressing, recalls David Brown, CEO […]

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Admiral’s Medical Director Shares Harrowing Stories of Helping in Puerto Rico

17 Oct, 2017

Oct. 17, 2017—Dr. Eric Mizuno, Medical Director for The Admiral at the Lake (a Kendal-affiliated community on Chicago’s lakefront), spent two weeks in Puerto Rico recently helping those in desperate need because of Hurricane Maria. Stacey Baca of Chicago’s ABC7 Eyewitness News team reported on Dr. Mizuno’s experiences in Puerto Rico. Click here to see […]

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Why You Need the Shingles, Flu and Pneumonia Vaccines

16 Oct, 2017

The diseases can be a serious threat to older adults’ health By Leah Ingram for Next Avenue | Photo: Adobe Stock Did you know that as you age, your immunity to the diseases you’ve been vaccinated against as a child starts to wane? So says Dr. Dana Hawkinson, infectious disease specialist at The University of Kansas […]

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Do You Really Need a Will?

13 Oct, 2017

Though some advisers pooh-pooh it, a will can avoid big problems By Rosie Wolf Williams for Next Avenue | Photo: Getty Images Oct. 13, 2017—You might have heard that Prince died without a will, which has already led to a flurry of legal maneuverings over his estate. But do mere mortals like the rest of us, with […]

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Kendal at Home Staff Certified as Living in Place Professionals

12 Oct, 2017

Oct. 12,  2017—The Kendal at Home Care Coordination team—Katie Tipton, Terri Lanham, Joanne Cornell, Cheryl Menz, Debra Saul and Mary Jo Dziak—all became Certified Living in Place Professionals (CLIPP) in August, along with Executive Director Lynne Giacobbe. “Our Home Management team members were certified along with us,” Lynne says. “We all successfully completed a three-day […]

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The Top Drugs for Older Adults to Avoid

11 Oct, 2017

Learn which medications are on pharmacists’ ‘black list’ By Patricia Corrigan for Next Avenue | Photo: Getty Images Oct. 11, 2017—You fill a prescription, a medication you’ve relied on before. A few days later, you experience a troubling side effect. You read online that no one your age should take this medication. What happened? Drug Side […]

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11 Ways to Increase Your Energy

06 Oct, 2017

Vitality doesn’t come in pills. You have to change your daily habits. By Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., CNS for Next Avenue | Photo: Thinkstock Oct. 6, 2017—In the commencement address he gave to graduates of Kenyon College in 2005, award-winning novelist David Foster Wallace talked about fish: “Two young fish are swimming along when they happen […]

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Why Not Stay at Home for Free as You Grow Older?

04 Oct, 2017

Oct. 4,  2017—If you think the relative costs and benefits of growing older at home outweigh the advantages of moving to a Life Plan Community, take a couple of minutes to consider points made in this brief video by Dan Church, Chief Financial Officer of The Admiral at the Lake, a Kendal-affiliated community on Chicago’s […]

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Caregiving With Siblings: Your Questions Answered

27 Sep, 2017

How to handle conflict while caring for aging parents By Emily Gurnon for Next Avenue | Photo: Adobe Stock Next Avenue recently asked readers to tell us the questions they’d like answered about getting along with family members while caregiving. We’re now back with two experts’ views on the top two questions; both concerned caregiving […]

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How to Mentally Handle Financially Tough Times

26 Sep, 2017

Why reducing stress and getting better sleep and nutrition can help By Stephen L. Antczak for Next Avenue | Photo: Adobe Stock Stress caused by financial difficulties can become chronic, especially if the financial difficulties are ongoing. So how do you deal with it? Many people don’t. Money is one of the most difficult subjects for […]

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