Celebration of Diversity


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July 10, 2019

As part of a system-wide initiative, Kendal at Lexington recently participated in “Diversity Month,” with events and activities designed to celebrate diversity throughout May and June. We caught up with KaLex’s Human Resource Generalist Jason Bunn to ask about the activities and hear how the greater Kendal community got involved. “We all know there’s value […]

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Resident Volunteers from Kendal at Lexington


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June 13, 2019

Over the years, Kendal residents have regularly served as volunteers in our local community. They have found their experiences to be a way of giving back, and of sharing their time and interests with others.  The Connections issue of September 2018 described some of the opportunities to volunteer and the sense of fulfillment and accomplishment […]

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Voices of Kendal Volunteers


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June 13, 2019

Over the years, Kendal residents have regularly served as volunteers in our local community. They have found their experiences to be a way of giving back, and of sharing their time and interests with others.  The Connections issue of September 2018 described some of the opportunities to volunteer and the sense of fulfillment and accomplishment […]

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Resident Jo McMurtry’s Artwork Selected for Artisan Center of Natural Bridge State Park. 


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April 23, 2019

Kendal resident Jo McMurtry has had some of her artwork, ink-and-wash drawings of Virginia wildlife, accepted by the Artisan Center of Natural Bridge State Park.  The park is located thirteen miles south of Lexington at the junction of U.S. Highway 11 and State Route 130, between exits 175 and 180 of Interstate 81. The Artisan […]

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More Reasons to Celebrate Your Story With Kendal at Lexington


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April 19, 2019

We’re now nearly four months in to the Culture and Entertainment committee’s year-long theme of “Celebrate Your Story: Exploring the History and Experiences That Shape Us.” Since our last write-up, the committee has been hard at work planning and hosting new events to inspire Kendal residents and the greater Lexington/Rockbridge community to embrace the power […]

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Catch a Show at The Lenfest Center for the Arts – W&L


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February 27, 2019

For more than 25 years, the Lenfest Center for the Arts at Washington and Lee University has provided unique, quality entertainment to the greater Lexington community — and, of course, to Kendal at Lexington residents. “It’s enlarged the artistic footprint for Rockbridge County significantly,” says Rob Mish, executive director of the Lenfest Center. “We’re very […]

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Unofficial “Mascot”: Arturo the Burro!


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December 20, 2018

The Kendal at Lexington campus is home to beautiful scenery, picturesque buildings and interesting people. Oh — and a donkey. Yes, you read that right. While it’s actually more accurate to say that our campus is neighbors with a donkey, many residents have claimed him as “ours” all the same. They call him Arturo the […]

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There’s a Lot to Love About Lexington: Visiting Downtown Main Street


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November 12, 2018

Lexington, Virginia isn’t just any small town. With the perfect location to provide access to bigger cities like Richmond and Washington, D.C., Lexington has all the advantages of small town charm, but the culture and history of a tourist destination. In fact, Smithsonian Magazine named Lexington as one of the “20 Best Small Towns to […]

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“Food for the Soul”: Experiencing Chamber Music with Garth Newel Music Center


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September 28, 2018

Kendal at Lexington resident Sarah Giddings might not have an official role with Garth Newel Music Center, but she cheerfully refers to herself as the “chief enthusiast.” “It’s just truly amazing,” she says of the chamber music venue. Sarah began attending Garth Newel performances shortly after she moved to Kendal at Lexington in October of […]

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Planning for the Future: A New Mission Statement


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September 13, 2018

With the flurry of construction going on now at Sunrise Ridge and renovations to other parts of the campus, it’s hard to miss all the activity going on at Kendal. However, there is a lot going on behind the scenes too. Kendal is embarking on a new strategic planning process for the first time since […]

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