Extensive library collection at senior living community

Lifelong Learning

Lifelong Learning is a Way of Life

Because Ithaca is home to Cornell University and Ithaca College, it’s only natural for residents of Kendal at Ithaca to have a thirst for learning new things. Lifelong learning is not only a great way to expand your knowledge, its proven to improve social, brain and physical health in older adults. It’s one more way we support active retirement living and healthy aging in a senior living community dedicated to helping residents live life to the fullest.

Lifelong Learning at Kendal at Ithaca

Every day at Kendal at Ithaca, residents discover anything is possible, no matter their age. Here you’ll find the freedom to follow your interests and pursue your passions. Research shows following your personal interests and hobbies is foundational to long-term happiness and personal fulfilment in older adults. There is no shortage to the ways we support your ongoing education and lifelong learning goals.

  • CAPE (Cornell Adjunct Professors Association) lectures
  • Computer technology classes with Ithaca College students
  • Woodworking studio
  • Winemaking classes
senior learns woodworking

Kendal’s full time Life Engagement Manager is dedicated to providing activities and planning trips to area museums, the science center, the lake and wineries. If you have a passion around a subject, reach out and she’ll help you plan it.

Senior lifelong learning participants listen to lecture

Cornell Adjunct Professors Association

Among the residents at Kendal at Ithaca you’ll find a number of retired professors who are committed to sharing their knowledge and inspiring other residents to expand their horizons through continuing education. Many Cornell University and Ithaca College graduates and professors have made a permanent home in our community library and our hearts. Every month CAPE hosts guest speakers who inspire and engage Kendal residents across a variety of topics.