Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 2812 VALUES IN PRACTICE: SERVING PHYSICAL SETTINGS Designing to Enhance Quality of Life Kendal considers many pertinent facets of physical design when building residences and when serving those in their own homes. Each aspect of design is considered with a view toward supporting and enhancing the aging process and the provision of services. An environment that reduces barriers and facilitates access and safety may go a long way toward compensating for sensory and mobility challenges. In our rural, suburban, and urban community settings, access to lifelong learning, to cultural events, to a wide array of services and amenities, to nature, to gardening, and to outdoor activities is highly valued. Interconnecting paths and nature trails encourage mobility throughout our community spaces. Each physical design is planned to take advantage of the local setting and to be sensitive to the environment. VALUES IN PRACTICE: SERVING ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP Conservation, Sustainability, and Leadership Kendal embraces its deeply felt responsibility to be concerned about the appropriate use and conservation of the earth’s resources. In building our physical communities and in the daily operation of them, we strive to conduct all of our activities in an ecologically sound and socially responsible manner. We support the concepts of ecological understanding and sustainability, including energy conservation. We work to deepen our understanding of the principles, concepts, and techniques through which we can improve the sensitivity with which we design, construct, and operate our environments—seeking, along with increasing numbers of other people and organizations around the globe, “to tread ever more lightly upon the earth.”