Community Overview

A Central New York Continuing Care Retirement Community Serving Older Adults in the Quaker Tradition


Kendal at Ithaca is a 105-acre senior living community located in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of Central New York. This picturesque campus, rated one of the best life care communities in the Northeast, offers extensive residential services and amenities as well as on-site health care for life.

The community welcomed its first residents in 1995 and is based on the philosophy that growing older can bring new opportunities for growth and development. Freedom and privacy are inherent qualities of life at Kendal at Ithaca, and we seek to preserve an atmosphere of mutual respect, dignity, caring and trust for all.

The renowned “Kendal spirit” is attributable to Kendal at Ithaca residents, who design and direct the recreational, intellectual, social and spiritual life of the community. Many residents volunteer locally and on the Kendal campus. The programs and amenities reflect the preferences and priorities of the people who call Kendal home.

Health & Wellness Features

  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Pickleball
  • Tennis courts
  • Walking trails
  • Exercise classes
  • Croquet
  • Shuffleboard
  • Gardening
Community Overview - Spa pool

Programs and Activities


Kendal at Ithaca offers all-inclusive wellness and health care choices to enhance your sense of freedom and security in retirement. The 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.

Living at Kendal at Ithaca


Kendal at Ithaca offers all-inclusive wellness and health care choices to enhance your sense of freedom and security in retirement.

Living at Kendal of Ithaca has been excellent in every way. Getting old isn’t easy. Being here makes me feel safe and secure. It’s the best long term health insurance plan.

– Mary