Going “Back to College”: Washington & Lee Auditing Opportunities


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May 14, 2019

Have you ever wished you could go back to school and take all the classes you never had time for as a student? Good news: with the opportunity to audit classes at Washington & Lee University, Kendal at Lexington residents can do exactly that. We caught up with two residents who have regularly audited classes […]

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


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Apr 24, 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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Apr 16, 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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Getting Crafty: Woodworking at Kendal at Lexington


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Apr 10, 2019

Kendal at Lexington residents are many things — writers, teachers, innovators, artists and more. And thanks to the woodshop located in the lower level of Sunnyside House at Kendal at Lexington, several residents are also craftsmen. The woodshop is available for all residents to use if they need a specialized piece of equipment. While the […]

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Find Your New Favorite Book at Kendal’s Tutwiler Library


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Apr 01, 2019

Before Kendal at Lexington even opened its doors, there was a plan to establish a library for residents. Over the years, the Tutwiler Library and its subsequent satellite locations have grown to house around 7,100 books. For the members of the library committee, keeping up the collection is a labor of love. “I just love […]

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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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