Auditing Courses at Washington & Lee University


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September 19, 2019

One of the reasons that many of us decided to spend our retirement years here is KaLex’s stated commitment “to promote an environment of continuing learning.”  Our rich environment includes trips to local historical and/or recreational venues, and informative lectures right here on campus.  However, did you know that you also have the opportunity to […]

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Borden Center Upgrades Moving Along


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September 12, 2019

During July and August, tours of the partially completed Borden addition gave residents, staff, and community leaders a preview of the improvements in progress.  The new enhancements are a transition to a new, more homelike “person-centered” nursing center.  The “Hard Hat Tour”  (of the first of three “neighborhoods”) illustrated the progress, and the significant increase […]

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Who’s Who in Maintenance


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July 26, 2019

To lead off, here’s a bit about Robert Ayers. He has been with KaLex for eleven years and his job title is General Maintenance.  At Rockbridge High School, he took several courses in the trades as well as agriculture.  He especially enjoyed the four years he spent in automobile technology.  He would like to make […]

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Campus-Wide WiFi progress


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July 26, 2019

Work continues on the campus-wide KaLex residents WiFi system rollout.  The new system is installed and in test phase, with three or more residents having completed the initial connection in their residences.  Residents Wick and Laura Walker report: “It is exciting to see the system actually fielded and to be part of the testing.  Activation […]

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Who’s Cookin’?


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June 20, 2019

Jen Sobezynski is this month’s featured Kendal cook. Jen is like a fleeting sparrow, small and fast. She has helped with breakfasts while Sharon was out, but she primarily does soup prep, and she enjoys making salads and vegetarian entrees. Her specialty is an alfredo sauce.She is not a vegetarian, but her early experience at […]

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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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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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Thoughts on Elderlaw- What are Gift Annuities?


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May 8, 2019

The cruelest month, April, is behind us, but some memories of its indignities may linger.  Perhaps tax bills are still in our minds, and we wonder what, if anything, we can do to make them less unpleasant next year.  Maybe I can be more generous to charities and obtain a larger charitable deduction from my […]

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A Gift of Birds- Resident Nelson Potter Donates Art To Natural Bridge


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May 6, 2019

Discovery at Natural Bridge This past winter at Natural Bridge State Park, the rangers have been hard at work renovating the basement of the Visitor Center, sometimes known as the Rockbridge Center, to create a large classroom area and discovery center.  In previous years and iterations of the property, this area served as an arcade […]

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Lexington Post Office History- Rockbridge  Stories Series


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May 6, 2019

Kendal at Lexington resident Margaret Skovira resumes a local history column.  She invites readers to ask a question about an event, person or place of historic interest in Rockbridge County (including Lexington and Buena Vista) to be answered in this column. Q: Where was the Lexington Post Office located before its present location on Lee […]

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