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

Lifelong Learning Article Focuses on Kendal Communities

27 Nov, 2017

Nov. 27, 2017—An article posted online Nov. 20 by Senior Housing News—titled “How the Kendal Corp. Has Mastered University Partnerships”—notes that lifelong learning arrangements are made in each Kendal community by the residents themselves. Resident Toni Smith’s success in bringing University of Chicago classes and seminars to The Admiral at the Lake figures prominently in […]

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Tragic Fire at Barclay Friends

17 Nov, 2017

Dear Friends, We are so, so sad to report that last night there was a tragic fire at Barclay Friends, a Kendal Affiliate in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Despite a swift, effective, and compassionate response by first responders, along with Barclay Friends staff and so many volunteers, the physical loss is devastating and the emotional toll, […]

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Cornell University Student Awarded Kendal at Ithaca Scholarship

13 Nov, 2017

Nov. 13, 2017—Matthew Avila, a senior in the Department of Human Development at Cornell University, will receive this year’s Kendal at Ithaca Scholarship for students interested in pursuing a career in gerontology. The scholarship was established by an anonymous Cornell alumnus living at Kendal of Ithaca, a continuing care retirement community located a mile from […]

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Is There a Robot ‘Friend’ in Your Future?

09 Nov, 2017

The idea is not as crazy as it may seem, given the aging of the population By Steve Outing for Next Avenue | Photo: Courtesy of Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation Nov. 9, 2017—Human relationships will never go out of style. But as robotics technology and artificial intelligence (AI) advance, and robots gain […]

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Tax Legislation Could Hurt Older Americans

07 Nov, 2017

Medical Expense Deduction and Tax-Exempt Senior Housing Financing on the Chopping Block Nov. 7, 2017—Major tax reform legislation, H.R. 1, has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and will soon come to a vote. The bill contains two provisions of serious concern to aging services providers and the elders they serve: Elimination of […]

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KCC Honored with LeadingAge’s Cultural Diversity and Inclusion Award

03 Nov, 2017

Nov. 3,  2017—LeadingAge has awarded Kendal-Crosslands Communities its 2017 Hobart Jackson Diversity and Inclusion Award for the community’s five-year collaboration with educators and advocates to create the Chester Charter School for the Arts in Chester, Pennsylvania, one of the poorest cities in the nation. “We applaud Kendal for recognizing a need in an at-risk community […]

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5 Abilities You Need to Master After 50

31 Oct, 2017

Boomers who learn them are likely to flourish both personally and professionally By George H. Schofield, Ph.D. for Next Avenue Oct. 31, 2017—In 1976, when my father was 60, he and his peers held a fairly optimistic view of later life. They had survived the Depression and two world wars; they would retire with modest […]

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Pennsylvania Restraint Reduction Initiative Dissolved Due to Lack of Grant Funding

30 Oct, 2017

Oct. 30, 2017—Kendal Outreach, a not-for-profit Kendal subsidiary that administers the Pennsylvania Restraint Reduction Initiative, has announced that PARRI will be dissolved effective Tuesday, Oct. 31, because grant funding is no longer available to support the program. Grant-funded beginning in 1996, PARRI served Pennsylvania for more than 20 years. PARRI was praised for providing leadership, […]

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Kendal Residents, Staff Find Mindfulness Improves Well-being

26 Oct, 2017

Oct. 26, 2017—Over the past decade, residents and staff in more than a half dozen Kendal communities have adopted a variety of mindfulness-based practices—including meditation, yoga and tai chi—to reduce stress and enhance well-being. Jefferson Health System’s Myrna Brind Center for Integrative Medicine has conducted research over the past year on the effectiveness of mindfulness […]

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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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