A Gift and a Charge

Kendal~Crosslands Communities began over 40 years ago in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, with a gift and a charge.  We are a Life Plan Community (formerly known as a Continuing Care Retirement Community) with Independent Living cottages and apartments, personal care, and skilled nursing all nestled on over 500 acres of rolling country-side in the heart of the Brandywine Valley.

Yeas ago, it started with the gift, a generous grant from the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends Committee on Aging.  The charge was to “find a better way in retirement.”  Since then, Kendal has worked diligently to transform our culture’s view of aging and of older persons, stressing the potential for fulfillment and continuing contribution during the later stages of life. Today, we offer one of the best values in retirement living with a proven history of sound financial management and over 40 years of experience and leadership in the field of aging.

It started in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania and has since grown to many Kendal affiliates as depicted below.


Kendal Retirement Communities

Our wide range of residential living options and full services with lifetime health care are all united by a common spirit infused with the traditional Quaker values of integrity, care, and respect. Kendal~Crosslands Communities was the beginning of what is now multiple communities serving older adults in the Quaker Tradition in eight states.

Resident garden at Crosslands