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


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Feb 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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Lifelong Learning Through Kendal College


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Jan 12, 2019

Even as you age, new brain cell growth can still occur, especially when you engage in stimulating learning activities. Studies have even linked continued learning with improved memory, the delay of cognitive decline and reduced stress. That’s why it’s no surprise that lifelong learning has become such an important phenomenon among today’s older adults. Of […]

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Technology Savvy: The Kendal Resident Computer Group Expands Skills


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Oct 11, 2018

Technology moves fast. Just when you think you have the “next big thing” figured out, there’s another version or gadget released that requires a whole new set of skills. It can be intimidating — especially for older adults who didn’t grow up around electronics. That’s why Dianne Herrick and John South joined with other residents […]

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


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Sep 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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From Korea to Lexington — and Everywhere in Between: Resident Spotlight on Sangmie Schellstede


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Sep 05, 2018

Before moving to Kendal at Lexington in December of 2016, Sangmie Schellstede lived all over the world. Born and raised in Korea, she came to America as a young professional to attend graduate school. She went on to complete two masters degrees — in East Asian studies from Harvard and in International Education from NYU. […]

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Celebrating Shakespeare at Kendal


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Jun 19, 2018

The meade, cider, and ale flowed on a recent night at a Shakespearean-era tavern. Kendal’s Dining Room had been transformed: the long tables had been covered with planks of wood and decorated with flowers, and held bowls of enormous turkey legs. This merriment was a highlight of the “Merrie Month of May,” Kendal’s celebration of […]

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Up Close with Kendal’s Working Artists: Success at the Studio Tour


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Jun 01, 2018

The spotlight shown on four of Kendal’s working artists last month at the Lexington Rockbridge Studio Tour. Now in its seventh year, the Studio Tour offered the public a behind-the-scenes look at artists and their creative processes. This year’s event took place April 21-22 at 11 different studios around Lexington and Rockbridge County, featuring the […]

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