Residents Tell It Like It Is: The Upside to Downsizing


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Oct 22, 2018

The decision to downsize can be stressful, emotional and complicated. However, relocating to a home and community that better suits your needs is well worth the effort in the end. Don’t believe us? Take it from residents who have been there, done that. Kendal at Lexington residents held a forum to discuss their downsizing experience. […]

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A Day in the Life – Joe and Margaret Skovira


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Joe and Margaret Skovira moved to Kendal at Lexington in June 2017 from their nearby home in Lexington. They retired to Rockbridge County & Lexington from Northern Virginia 14 years ago and joined the Wait List, and decided that it was time to move to Kendal when they grew weary of maintaining their home. They […]

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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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A Day in the Life of a Resident – Kay Quirk


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Kay Quirk moved into her 1 bedroom apartment at Kendal at Lexington from Alexandria, VA in June 2016 after spending about 5 years on the Priority Wait List. Kay and her dog, Missy, enjoy their apartment’s patio on the courtyard and its convenience to dining and other amenities. Kay had knee replacement surgery about a […]

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A Day in the Life of a Resident – Andrew “Uncas” McThenia


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When Andrew “Uncas” McThenia moved to Kendal at Lexington about a year ago he wasn’t sure what a typical day would be like for him. He has settled into a daily routine and believes moving to Kendal at Lexington has been one of the best decisions in his very accomplished life. What does a typical […]

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A Day in the Life of a Resident – Robyn and Nelson Potter


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Robyn and Nelson Potter moved to Kendal at Lexington in September 2015 from Clifton Park, New York. Though the downsizing and relocation from another state was hard, Robyn now says that she can’t remember ever feeling so relaxed. They are settled and enjoying life in Lexington. Their 1,300-square-foot cottage on Sycamore Lane feels like home. […]

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A Day in the Life of a Resident – Sarah Giddings


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Sarah Giddings and her husband, Donald, first moved to Kendal at Lexington from Raleigh, North Carolina, in October of 2000, just months after the first residents moved in. Sarah and Donald moved here when they were 63 and 69, and Sarah still says that it was one of the best decisions they ever made, especially […]

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