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Community Overview

Our senior communities, located near West Chester, Pennsylvania and Wilmington, Delaware, offer a variety of opportunities that support residents’ individual needs and interests within a rich and stimulating community environment.

Located in Southern Chester County, near Longwood Gardens, Kendal~Crosslands Communities believes that growing older can bring new opportunities for growth and development. Kendal~Crosslands Communities is a senior living community that invites you to pursue the engaged lifestyle that suits you best. 

Residents walking through one of Kendal~Crosslands active retirement communities in Kennett Square, PA

All residents embrace a fully dimensional life with aspects of social, intellectual, spiritual, physical and occupational characteristics, which is what makes life at Kendal~Crosslands Communities vital.  With more than 100 resident interest groups at both Kendal at Longwood and Crosslands — encompassing art, culture, education, travel, lectures, exercise, spiritual programs and more — you’ll find it’s easy to add life to your years.

Amenities and Features

Residents are able to enjoy favorite pursuits, old and new, and thrive because of the friendly, connected community who actively are involved in shaping the life of the campus.  Our vibrant and interesting community provides the opportunity to meet new people and access to amenities at both Kendal at Longwood and Crosslands provides twice the choice. The following are just some of the features of our campus.


  • Art Studios
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Putting Green
  • Tennis Courts
  • Pickleball/Badminton Court
  • Croquet Court
  • Accredited Arboretum
  • Dog Park
  • Woodworking Shops
  • Libraries
  • Coffee Shops
  • Computer Labs
  • Community Gardens
  • Weaving Room
  • Gift Shops

Wellness Features

  • Indoor Pools
  • Lap Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage Therapy
  • Exercise Classes
  • 24-Hour Nursing Care
  • Fitness Centers
  • Wellness Director
  • 11 Miles of Hiking Trails
  • Personal Trainers
  • Rehabilitative Services
  • Medical Exam Suite
  • Meditation Rooms
  • Pharmacy Services

Programs & Activities

Residents at Kendal~Crosslands Communities coordinate, manage, and create their community and the programs they enjoy.  It is one of the many unique features of the community – a resident engaged life. Club participation and committee involvement continually provides an outstanding substance of life.  If there is something missing, residents have the freedom to create it. Feel free to join in and transform your experience of aging. The following clubs and programs are just some of the regular happenings on the campus:

Wellness Programs

  • Water Aerobics
  • Aqua Aerobics
  • Hiking/Walking Groups
  • Strength Training
  • Tai Chi
  • Tennis
  • Pickleball/Badminton Court
  • Support Groups
  • Meditation
  • Mindfulness Classes
Active retirement community residents in Kendal~Crosslands' water aerobics wellness program
Two members of Kendal~Crosslands' 50+ neighborhoods enjoy a project in the Train Room.

Special Interest Groups

  • Pottery/Painting/Woodworking
  • Book Club/Writing Groups
  • Resident Websites
  • Photo/Camera Club
  • Horticulture/Gardening
  • Nature Conservancy
  • Inter-generational Groups
  • Weaving and Needlework
  • Bonsai/Origami
  • Energy Conservation

Events and Lectures

From choral groups, musical groups, Monday Night evening lectures, film groups, lifelong learning classes and more- there’s always something happening at Kendal-Crosslands Communities. Residents also organize regular outings to theater, opera, music and entertainment events in Philadelphia, Wilmington and beyond.

Kendal~Crosslands residents playing music in a group
members of our active retirement communities enjoying conversation and a game of cards.

Recreation and Enjoyment

  • Special Parties and Events
  • Chess
  • Poker
  • Flower Arranging
  • Bridge and Duplicate Bridge
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Swimming and BBQs

Resident Stories

Florence Lim

Meet Florence

Florence wanted to find a community where she could still enjoy the cultural opportunities she loved living in New York, but also spend time outdoors, enjoying nature. She found the perfect combination here at Kendal-Crosslands.

Meet Bob

Bob Suter has taken stunning photographs of nature throughout our campus and community.(Just click below to learn more!)Bob and his wife Val moved to Crosslands when they were 69 and 70., noting that “We knew that moving here while we were still in good shape gave us the opportunity to make friends and really enjoy everything the Community offer.”

Sylvia Savery

Meet The Saverys

Sylvia, her brother Joe, and his wife Deb, all live at Crosslands! They are the third generation in their family to retire at Kendal-Crosslands Communities, and Joe worked here for many years as well before retiring!

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