Tree lined street at Crosslands

Our Mission

A Gift And A Charge

Kendal~Crosslands Communities is a Life Plan Community (formerly known as a Continuing Care Retirement Community) located in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.  We offer 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.

Years ago, our community 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.

Resident with granddaughter

Infusing Values in Daily Life

At Kendal~Crosslands Communities, our values are infused in our daily living and working environments. The deep roots that sustain Kendal are found in Kendal Values and Practices. They help ensure that residents and staff share the spirit of community and collaboration and the respect for each individual.

Values and Practices

In carrying out our mission, our primary objective is to establish and maintain integrity and excellence in all aspects of our work.  In doing so, we are guided by the following values:

  • Quality of life
  • Sustain our environment
  • Welcome all people
  • High quality of wellness
  • Continued learning
  • Excellence in management and governance
  • High quality staff experiences
  • Value participation and consensus
  • Generosity, integrity, ethics
  • Active role in aging issues
  • Responsibility to the larger community
  • Physical settings
  • Financial security
  • Staff development and growth
  • Culture of generosity
  • Integrity and ethical standards

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)

CARF seal of accreditation

CARF is an international, non-profit accreditor of health and human services, covering aging services, behavioral health, medical rehabilitation, employment, community services, and more. CARF certification requires a service provider to commit to quality improvement, focusing on the unique needs of each person the provider serves.