Our vision is to be a community, whose hallmarks are the Quaker values of respect, care and trust.
In addition, we strive to be good stewards of our resources and environment.


Our mission is to provide a mutually supportive environment for residents and staff, and to contribute to the greater Ithaca community.

Approved, Board of Trustees 2/20/08

Kendal at Ithaca is a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community, operating since late 1995. It was one of the pioneering CCRC’s in New York State and was instrumental in the passage of Article 46 of the Public Health Law which allowed the development of such communities.

The Kendal Difference

The renowned “Kendal spirit” is attributable to Kendal residents, who design and direct the recreational, intellectual, social and spiritual life of their community. Kendal residents and staff contribute expertise and thousands of hours of their time each year to support education and wellness efforts in their larger communities. And student involvement in Kendal communities spans the spectrum from daycare to graduate-level research.

Kendal’s approach is based on the philosophy that growing older can bring new opportunities for growth and development. Freedom and privacy are inherent qualities of life in a Kendal community, and we seek to preserve an atmosphere of mutual respect, dignity, caring and trust for all.

Kendal at Ithaca offers all-inclusive wellness and health care choices to enhance your sense of freedom and security in retirement. We provide attractive accommodations, residential services, wellness programs, a fitness center and onsite health care for life. An entrance fee and ongoing monthly fees cover the costs under a choice of lifetime contracts between the resident and the community.

Mission- Resident gardener

Respect, Care and Trust

Values and Practices

The deep roots that sustain Kendal at Ithaca are found in Kendal’s Values and Practices. They ensure that Kendal organizations continue to share the spirit of community and collaboration, and the respect for each individual that flow from the principles of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).