Kendal on Hudson partners with Pace University

Reciprocal opportunities will be available to Kendal residents, students

Jan. 30, 2019Kendal on Hudson has entered into a formal partnership with Pace University, a private university with campuses in Lower Manhattan and Westchester County, New York. The reciprocal partnership will allow residents to attend classes and events on Pace campuses, and give students opportunities to explore careers, meet mentors and more.

“This is an exciting opportunity that expands Kendal’s engagement with the mission-driven organizations in our community,” says Jim Antonucci, CEO of Kendal on Hudson. “Providing opportunities for our residents to pursue their passions is an integral part of our mission, and by providing ways for our residents to be a part of the vibrant Pace community, we are opening new avenues for education of all kinds.”

Thanks to the new partnership, residents of Kendal on Hudson will have access to one class per semester, athletic events, and discounted admission to performances at Pace’s Schimmel Center in New York City.  Kendal will also have access to some of Pace’s New York City spaces for offsite marketing events. In return, Pace students will receive mentoring from residents and staff, career exploration and internship opportunities.

“At Pace University, we’re proud to be part of the Westchester community and we’re excited to build this relationship with our neighbors at Kendal on Hudson,” said Marvin Krislov, president of Pace. “We specialize in giving our students a hands-on, real-world education, so we welcome the internship and mentoring opportunities at Kendal. More than that, we’re happy to welcome the accomplished academics, entrepreneurs and professionals who live at Kendal into our classrooms, adding their perspectives and enriching the academic experience for our students.”

Sean Kelly, Kendal’s President and CEO; Fran Kelly, Kendal on Hudson Resident and Chair of the Education Committee; Marvin Krislov, President of Pace University; and Jim Antonucci, Executive Director of Kendal on Hudson.

Partnership discussions began in April 2018 when Kendal on Hudson residents reached out to Pace University’s President, Marvin Krislov. This kicked off an initial partnership with the community precepting interns from Pace’s Health Policy and Advocacy Program, as well as nursing students from the Lienhard School of Nursing in Pace’s College of Health Professions.

“This partnership is a testament to our resident-driven lifestyle,” says Jim Antonucci. “Our residents are the ones who spearheaded this initiative, and their hard work and dedication have paid off.”

Leading up to the announcement of this deepening partnership, President Krislov visited Kendal on Hudson on Monday, Jan. 28.

Pace University has a proud history of preparing its diverse student body for a lifetime of professional success as a result of its unique program that combines rigorous academics and real-world experiences. Pace is ranked the #1 private, four-year college in the nation for upward economic mobility by Harvard University’s Opportunity Insights, evidence of the transformative education the University provides.

From its beginnings as an accounting school in 1906, Pace has grown to three campuses, enrolling 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in more than 150 majors and programs, across a range of disciplines: arts, sciences, business, health care, technology, law, education, and more. The university also has one of the most competitive performing arts programs in the country. Pace has a signature, newly renovated campus in New York City, located in the heart of vibrant Lower Manhattan, next to Wall Street and City Hall, and two campuses in Westchester County, New York: a 200-acre picturesque Pleasantville Campus and a Law School in White Plains.

Kendal on Hudson, a Life Care community offering independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing care and rehabilitation services for older adults, is affiliated with the Kendal System of communities and services for older people based in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Guided by Kendal’s Values and Practices, Kendal on Hudson supports independence by focusing on healthy aging and is committed to diversity and inclusion.