Charming Residential Communities
Coniston and Cartmel are cozy, residential retirement communities for persons 50 and older, under the auspices of Kendal~Crosslands Communities. Here, residents live in comfortable, well-designed homes, nestled among mature trees and sweeping meadows, free from many of the responsibilities of home ownership — such as housekeeping, lawn care, snow removal, and interior and exterior maintenance.
Cartmel has 56 homes, arranged in pairs nestled in friendly neighborhoods. With either sweeping views of meadows or beautiful landscaped spaces, the Cartmel neighborhoods provide residents with wonderful friendships and community on 60 acres of land. Garden tours, social gatherings, art and cultural happenings are just some of the activities that are part of an active lifestyle the residents of Cartmel enjoy.
The Coniston campus has 18 homes, grouped in sets of 2 occupying about one-third of a 36-acre tract of land atop a scenic ridge. Here, residents enjoy comfortable living spaces along with either sweeping views of the Brandywine Valley or nestled among a grove of trees. Residents enjoy social gatherings, hiking in the meadows, watching fireworks from local Longwood Gardens, or simply relaxing on their outdoor deck.
Coniston and Cartmel share Kendal’s values, which emphasize respect for each individual — their gifts and their differences — and a strong sense of community. Each community has a Residents’ Association through which residents participate with Kendal~Crosslands Communities Administration in the operation of various aspects of their community. Some residents who move to Coniston or Cartmel plan to move later to Kendal at Longwood or Crosslands.
Residents of Coniston and Cartmel enjoy priority access to the nearby health centers at either Kendal at Longwood or Crosslands. Priority admission to either the Skilled Nursing or Personal Care sections of the health centers is on a per diem basis.