The key to successful aging is to engage in activities for the mind, body, and spirit, and to feel a sense of fulfillment in one’s life.

Thrive in Mind, Body, and Spirit at Kendal at Ithaca

At Kendal at Ithaca, successful aging hinges on a holistic approach to wellness. The comprehensive Wellness Program, a collaboration between residents and the Health Services Department, focuses on six key dimensions:

  • Physical: Maintain fitness with diverse classes like “Balance” and “Cardio Flex & Strength.”
  • Intellectual: Sharpen your mind with brain exercises and explore new skills through learning opportunities.
  • Emotional: Find peace and purpose through wellness coaching that empowers you to define and pursue your well-being goals.
  • Social: Connect with your community through activities and foster meaningful relationships.
  • Spiritual: Explore your personal values and beliefs in a supportive environment.
  • Vocational: Discover new passions or reignite old hobbies – there’s no limit to your potential.
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An Energetic Fitness Center

The Kendal at Ithaca Fitness Center offers a variety of options to suit all fitness levels. Whether you prefer high-energy workouts like “Cardio Flex & Strength” or gentle exercise classes like “Sit to Be Fit,” you’ll find a program to help you reach your goals. Our facility features:

  • Cardio machines: treadmills, ellipticals, rowing machines, and more.
  • Strength training equipment: Keiser Pneumatic machines and free weights.
  • Group fitness classes led by certified professionals.
  • Dedicated staff: a Healthy Living Coordinator to help you set goals and a Fitness Coordinator to guide your exercise routine.

Personalized Wellness Coaching

The wellness coaching program is designed to be self-directed and collaborative. Your coach will guide you in identifying what matters most to you, leveraging your strengths to create positive and lasting changes.

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Beyond the Fitness Center

Our commitment to wellness extends beyond the walls of the Fitness Center. Explore our walking trails, engage in gardening, or enjoy a game of tennis or pickleball on our outdoor courts.

Comprehensive Health Services

Kendal at Ithaca offers a full continuum of on-site health care services designed to support your well-being and independence. Our highly qualified healthcare team, including physicians, nurses, therapists, and social workers, works collaboratively to develop a personalized health care plan. We believe in resident-centered care, ensuring you are an active participant in all healthcare decisions.

Features of our Health Services:

  • Coordinated, individualized health care program for life.
  • On-site Resident Care Clinic for preventive care and pharmacy services.
  • Enhanced Assisted Living and skilled nursing care available.
  • Provision of covered prescription medications.
  • On-site physical, occupational, and speech therapy.
  • Local medical transportation.
  • Assistance with Medicare and supplemental insurance forms.
  • Peace of mind knowing we can arrange transportation back to Ithaca if you become ill while traveling in Canada or Mexico.

Fitness Center Classes

Check the array of fitness opportunities available in a typical week.