Laurie Mante named Executive Director

Nov 11, 2019

Ithaca, New York (Nov. 11, 2019) — Mary Pat Dolan, Chair of Kendal at Ithaca’s Board of Trustees, has announced that veteran senior living administrator Laurie J. Mante has been selected to lead Kendal at Ithaca as its new Executive Director. Mante will assume her role as of Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. “Our Search Committee, […]

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Welcome Laurie Mante, Executive Director

Nov 11, 2019

The entire Kendal community is delighted to welcome Laurie Mante as our new Executive Director. Laurie comes to us with many years’ experience in the field of senior living including several positions with St Peter’s Health Partners in Albany. Her extensive experience with New York State’s complicated regulatory systems qualifies her to step into her […]

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Kendal at Ithaca’s Executive Chef Takes Top Place

Oct 08, 2019

Beanie Koegler, Kendal at Ithaca’s Executive Chef, took the floor Friday evening, Oct. 4, with 28 other purveyors of appetizers, entrees, desserts, wine and beer. The event was sponsored by the Cayuga Medical Center and was held to help raise funds for Aid to Victims of Violence, a program of the YWCA of Cortland, New York. […]

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John Turongian named Interim Executive Director

Sep 10, 2019

Ithaca, New York (Sept. 10, 2019) — Mary Pat Dolan, Chair of Kendal at Ithaca’s Board of Trustees, has announced that veteran senior living administrator John Turongian has been selected to lead Kendal at Ithaca as Interim Executive Director until a new Executive Director is recruited. Dan Governanti retired in August after 19 years as […]

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Kendal at Ithaca Launches New Parkinson’s Disease Fitness Program Featuring OhioHealth Delay the Disease

May 06, 2019

Kendal Charitable Funds provides grants to Kendal Affiliates for the purpose of initiating inventive programs that enrich the lives of older adults outside of their respective communities while also including the Kendal residents. Kendal at Ithaca was awarded $5,000 for the implementation of “Delay the Disease”. This program is a fitness regimen designed to empower […]

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Hearing Great News…

Apr 10, 2019

Imagine a headset designed for dancing the night away in private bliss enabling someone to participate fully in conversation, debate and entertainment. A collaboration between a startup at Cornell University’s eLab Accelerator, which embraces entrepreneurship, and Kendal at Ithaca residents moved headphones intended for silent discos to a valuable tool for disrupting the social isolation […]

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Ithaca Named in Top 100 Places To Live

Mar 26, 2019

Lea Monroe posted about Livability’s Top 100 Best Places To Live 2019:   “Situated along the southern shores of Cayuga Lake, the city of Ithaca was named one of the best places to live in 2019. With a population of just 30,000, Ithaca may technically be a city but when you’re here you’ll always feel […]

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6th Annual Mac ‘n Cheese Bowl

Mar 23, 2019

Foodnet’s 6th Annual Mac ‘n Cheese Bowl event took place last Saturday, March 23rd. Chef Beanie once again represented Kendal with both a classic and a bacon version of the popular dish. Tickets to the competition raised $30,000 for Foodnet’s Meals on Wheels program, which will help to deliver over 170,000 meals to those in […]

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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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