Won’t You Be Our Neighbor?

Jul 18, 2018

Have you heard of Traditional Neighborhood Design? In the 1980’s, people began to think about how they could design better residential developments, as an alternative to the islands of isolated neighborhoods throughout suburban America. The focus became on creating livable, walkable communities from scratch, and communities like Celebration, Florida put a lot of the ideas […]

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Downsizing Can Be Right-Sizing

Jul 18, 2018

When considering a move, do you plan to move into a bigger space or a smaller space than you currently have?  Why? When people decide to explore Life Plan Communities formerly known as Continuing Care Retirement or Life Plan Communities like Kendal⁓Crosslands Communities, they are often faced with a dilemma about how much space they […]

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Transforming the Experience of Aging

Jul 09, 2018

Kendal-Crosslands Communities were first founded in 1973 with a mission to transform the experience of aging. That sounds interesting, but what does it really mean? The founders of Kendal-Crosslands Communities wanted to create a retirement community where people could age with enthusiasm and dignity in a community of others “where love is made visible through […]

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Do More, Worry Less

Jul 12, 2018

  Over the recent holiday, how much of your time was spent on chores? Over a 72 hour long weekend, this is fairly typical: Three hours were spent gardening, and an additional 2 ½ hours on the lawn. Three to four hours on laundry. Four hours on meal prep and cleaning up afterwards. Four hours […]

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Community Sustainability at Kendal-Crosslands Communities

Green living and sustainability are cornerstones of Kendal-Crosslands Communities. Our community makes efforts every day to minimize the environmental impact of the community and move towards a more environmentally friendly and sustainable future. Our initiatives are geared towards helping the residents and staff take steps each day to be a little more environmentally- conscious. For […]

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Energy Efficient Upgrades Put Residents on a Path to Savings

Jun 26, 2018

974 LED bulbs installed, 387 faucet aerators, 175 efficient-flow showerheads equals close to $10,000 in savings. Residents at Kendal~Crosslands Communities take pride in keeping their neighborhoods looking sharp and running efficiently.  According to Seth Beaver, Director of Facilities at the 500-acre, senior-living community, residents have formed more than 100 committees, on each campus, to help […]

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Community is a Verb

Jun 04, 2018

Anyone over 50 already knows that getting older isn’t for sissies. While our minds may remain young, it’s inevitable that we’re just not as physically flexible and may not have the same strength and endurance as we did when we were younger.  Coming to terms with this isn’t easy, but accepting that it’s part of […]

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Summer Fun in Kennett Square

May 31, 2018

Kennett Square and the whole Brandywine Valley really comes alive in the Summer. There’s so much to do, and we thought we’d put together some highlights of things not to miss this summer season. 1. Farmer’s Markets- The Farmer’s Market in Kennett Square is located in the center of town on State Street- you can’t […]

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Spring Cleaning- With a Side of Downsizing?

May 14, 2018

There’s something about Spring that makes us want to open up the windows, dust things off, and make a fresh start. Spring cleaning checklists are everywhere, and whether you’re Martha Stewart, or looking for something less intensive, there’s plenty of advice to go around.   When we started to look for a checklist of spring […]

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What Will Happen to the Dining Room Table?

When people are looking to move into a retirement community, it often involves downsizing into a smaller home. The process can be difficult, especially when it comes to addressing key pieces of furniture that have a lot of memories, like the dining room table. I remember when my husband and I bought our dining room […]

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