Wellness at Kendal-Crosslands Communities: A holistic approach

“It’s a real pleasure to have access to everything,” says Dick LeMay, a resident at Kendal-Crosslands Communities. “We have access to the pools, the fitness center, classes, the weights and machines, right here on campus.” Dick and his wife Joyce have been residents at Kendal-Crosslands for about 10 years. While they both take full advantage […]

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Kendal Residents Celebrate Their Five Year Intergenerational Partnership With The Chester Charter School For The Arts

Feb 28, 2017

In 2012, residents of Kendal at Longwood, a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community, joined Dr. John Alston, then a music professor at Swarthmore College, and Chester city educators and advocates to create an educational start-up for the children of Chester. Five years later, Kendal residents and Chester families and teachers are celebrating the success of […]

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It Takes a Lot of Courage

Below is an excerpt from the book Experiences: Life in a Continuing Care Retirement Community, which is a compilation of essays and poetry written and published by residents of Kendal at Longwood. By Marilyn Van Savage It takes a lot of courage to admit to yourself that you’re getting old. I came to that conclusion about ten […]

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Kendal-Crosslands Cares: Annual Toy Drive is a Success

One of the most anticipated events of the year at Kendal-Crosslands Communities is the toy drive for the Tick Tock Early Learning Center in Avondale, Pa. This sixth annual event and subsequent delivery of gifts on December 22 once again brought joy to the hearts of both the children at Tick Tock Learning Center and […]

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Maintenance Came on the Trot

Dec 28, 2016

Below is an excerpt from the book Experiences: Life in a Continuing Care Retirement Community,which is a compilation of essays and poetry written and published by residents of Kendal at Longwood. By Barbara Hallowell Things go wrong—usually quite unexpectedly. One autumn night when I gleefully leapt into bed, propped myself against soft pillows and snuggled up […]

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Five Steps You Can Take in 2017 to Make Kendal-Crosslands Your Home

One of the most important decisions you can make in your retirement is where you want to live. This decision often gets pushed off or forgotten about until it can no longer wait. But rushing such an important issue can lead to unforeseen consequences such as paying too much for a community or moving somewhere […]

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The Benefits of Spending Winter at Kendal-Crosslands

Dec 01, 2016

The leaves have fallen and now it’s only a matter of time before the temperature falls as well, leaving the snowy winter to envelop us. Despite the warm and fuzzy feelings that the season brings, winter also brings icy roads and walkways, blustery winds and falling snow. These harsh weather conditions can make even the […]

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The Weaving Room

Below is an excerpt from the book Experiences: Life in a Continuing Care Retirement Community, which is a compilation of essays and poetry written and published by residents of Kendal at Longwood. By Gabrielle Kimmel We had just moved in and I was off to find that room. As I turned the corner, I could see that […]

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The Thrill of the Trail Team

Oct 31, 2016

Below is an excerpt from the book Experiences: Life in a Continuing Care Retirement Community,which is a compilation of essays and poetry written and published by residents of Kendal at Longwood. “The Thrill of the Trail Team” by Joan Stemmler Naturally, when I came to Kendal, one of the reasons was the approximately 500-acre woods. On our […]

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How Will I Spend My Days at Kendal-Crosslands?

Oct 21, 2016

Every day at Kendal-Crosslands, you have the opportunity to make the most of your day – whatever that means to you! If you like to fill your days with engaging activities, buckle in, because we’re about to take you on a wild ride. There are typically a couple of dozen activities and events happening in […]

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