You’re Invited! Senior Health Festival

Getting the right health and wellness information doesn’t always mean making a dreaded trip to the doctor’s office. For one day, you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about resources for your personal health and wellness needs, while having a great day with friends and family. You’re invited to our Senior Health Fest, hosted by […]

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Stewards of the Environment: The Kendal-Crosslands Energy Committee

Thanks to the Energy Committee, and other green efforts, the Kendal-Crosslands campus can feel confident in knowing that they’re making all the right moves to reduce their carbon footprint. “What we are really trying to do is create an attitude, and encourage people to become responsible stewards of our environment,” says Dick Kline, the Chair […]

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Lifelong Learning: Your key to successful aging

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” ― Henry Ford Kendal-Crosslands Communities makes lifelong learning easy for residents. As a participant of the University of Delaware’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), residents have easy access to a wide range of continuing education classes, programs and […]

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Experiences: Is Kendal a Good Value?

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 David Leonard When my wife, Leslie and I retired, there were many reasons why we and our four children wanted us to enter a […]

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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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