Kendal at Natural Bridge


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June 13, 2019

No, the Kendal Corporation is not about to establish a new life care facility at Natural Bridge, but Kendal at Lexington is developing ties to the recently established Natural Bridge State Park.  Last month we shared an article regarding resident  Nelson Potter’s gift of some of his life-size bird sculptures to the park, and this […]

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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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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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Getting Crafty: Woodworking at Kendal at Lexington


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April 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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April 1, 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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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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Lifelong Learning Through Kendal College


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January 15, 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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October 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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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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