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Larry Elveru
Director, Communications and Public Relations

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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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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