Community Overview

A Retirement Community Shaped by Residents

Nestled in the scenic Finger Lakes region, Kendal at Ithaca offers more in a retirement community than just a beautiful campus and comprehensive care. Here, residents actively shape their own experience, fostering a unique sense of community and connection.

This resident-driven approach is at the heart of the “Kendal spirit.” Residents design and lead a rich program of activities, from intellectual pursuits to social gatherings and spiritual exploration. Volunteerism flourishes within the community and beyond, reflecting a commitment to engagement and purpose.

The result? A vibrant and dynamic atmosphere that reflects the passions and priorities of the people who call Kendal at Ithaca home.

Steeped in History

The community welcomed its first residents in 1995 and is based in Quaker tradition and on the philosophy that growing older can bring new opportunities for growth and development.

I think every year I grow into loving the Kendal lifestyle more, appreciating the residents, staff and everyone’s desire–to make the best possible life we can create here. It’s a pretty ideal new age Utopia for growing.

– Suzanne

Features and Amenities

Explore the many features and amenities that enrich life at Kendal at Ithaca.

  • Community garden
  • Craft and Creative Arts Room
  • Dog Park
  • EV charging stations
  • Fitness and Aerobics Room
  • Indoor Pool and Spa
  • Library
  • Salon
  • Tennis courts
  • Walking Trails
  • Woodshop

Programs and Activities

Kendal at Ithaca’s Residents’ Committee takes the lead in developing the activities that reflect residents’ preferences. Organizations and activities include book discussions, card games, music making, arts, gardening, exercise classes, sports and much more.

Tennis played at a retirement community

Sports & Fitness

  • Aqua Cardio
  • Aerobics
  • Balance Classes
  • Bicycling
  • Cardio Fitness
  • Pickleball
  • Stretch, Strength and Core
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Weight Training
  • Yoga – mat and Chair
Retired man working in woodshop

Creative Arts

  • Art Committee
  • Dance
  • Chorus
  • Memoir class
  • Music – Piano, Uke and Harmonica
  • Needlework and Knitting
  • Painting and Drawing
  • Photography
  • Poetry
  • Woodworking
  • Writing and Editing publications
Retired woman pots plants indoors

Thoughtful Pursuits

  • AV Group and TV station
  • Bird Watching
  • Book Clubs and History Readers
  • Bridge
  • Gardening
  • Hiking and Walking
  • Mah Jong
  • Pocket billiards and Ping Pong
  • Winemaking
Kendal at Ithaca resident plant in retirement community garden


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