Made with Love, Made with Friends

Feb 26, 2019

For the past twelve years, Kendal at Ithaca’s residents have come together and created beautiful, useful quilts for the national Comfort Quilts Program. This year we donated an amazing 83 pieces!  The quilts were on display in the Craft Room from February 22nd until the 26th.  When the show ended, the Tompkins County Quilters’ Guild […]

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Cops, Kids & Toys 2018

Nov 30, 2018

Each year Kendal at Ithaca’s Wood Shop creates beautiful handmade toys. When completed, the toys are delivered to our neighborhood’s Police Department for distribution to local needy children. This year there were some extra materials, so an additional ten toy trucks were made. The trucks are offered to residents (at a nominal charge of $10 […]

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CARF reaccredits, S&P reaffirms and U.S. News & World Report lauds Kendal at Ithaca

Nov 12, 2018

Nov. 12, 2018—Kendal at Ithaca has gathered accolades over the past six weeks from CARF, Standard & Poor’s and U.S. News & World Report. Effective Sept. 26, CARF—the Commission on Accreditation Rehabilitation Facilities—renewed its accreditation of Kendal at Ithaca. Health and human services providers must demonstrate excellence in the quality of the programs and services […]

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Ithaca Among Top 21 Most Scenic East Coast Cities

Sep 17, 2018

  Chloe Mulliner of Expedia writes: “Feast your eyes on the natural wonders of one of the must-see places on the East Coast. Situated in the southern Tier-Finger Lakes region, the city is perfection no matter when you visit. In the winter, the sublime waterfalls at Taughannock Falls State Park freeze around the icy gorges, […]

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Cornell University Student Awarded Kendal at Ithaca Scholarship

Dec 07, 2017

Matthew Avila, a senior in the Department of Human Development at Cornell University, will receive this year’s Kendal at Ithaca Scholarship for students interested in pursuing a career in gerontology. The scholarship was established by an anonymous Cornell alumnus living at Kendal of Ithaca, a continuing care retirement community located a mile from the Cornell […]

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New skilled nursing wings and commons accorded Gold LEED certification

Apr 21, 2017

April 21, 2017—Kendal at Ithaca staff and residents learned this week that two more major components of their recently completed $29.3 million expansion and enhancement project—the new skilled nursing center and new commons areas—have been awarded Gold-level LEED certification. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building […]

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Kendal at Ithaca Celebrates $29.3 Million Expansion

Mar 28, 2017

March 28, 2017—After just over two years of construction, Kendal at Ithaca has reached the finish line on a $29.3 million expansion and enhancement project. The life care retirement community celebrated the completion of construction March 27 with a Drop-in Open House. Guests toured the new spaces and enjoyed festive food and music. Kendal at […]

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Ithaca ranked one of the top 10 small cities for successful aging

Mar 16, 2017

March 16, 2017—Ithaca has been ranked seventh among the top 10 small metropolitan areas for successful aging in the U.S. by the Milken Institute. The Milken Institute recently released the third edition of its “Best Cities for Successful Aging” report and index, a collaboration between the Institute’s Center for the Future of Aging and its […]

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Kendal at Ithaca Skilled Nursing Home to Admit Residents Directly

Nov 03, 2016

Kendal at Ithaca is prepared to accept applications for direct admission to our new 48-room Skilled Nursing Facility which provides services for residents recuperating from illness, injury or surgery, or requiring long-term care. Evaluation by a physician is a necessary prerequisite of admission to Taughannock House. Residents have bright private rooms in one of three […]

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Foundations of Supervision Program Builds Leadership Pipeline

Oct 26, 2016

Oct. 26, 2016—Identifying high-potential staff and cultivating them for leadership can be a competitive advantage for organizations, reducing turnover and creating conditions for optimal performance. Kendal at Ithaca’s investment in systemwide staff development programs is paying off during a time of continuous organizational change. In the past two years, Kendal at Ithaca’s Management Team has […]

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