November 1, 2022
Ron Adams will lead the Borden Health Center and Webster Assisted Living Center.
Jan Bigelow, CEO/Executive Director, has announced that veteran nursing home administrator, Ron Adams, joined Kendal at Lexington as the organization’s new Health Administrator (NHA) for the Borden Health Center and Webster Assisted Living Center. Adams’s first day at Kendal at Lexington was October 3, 2022.
Adams has extensive experience in long-term care and is an industry expert in leading skilled nursing centers.
“I began working in Long Term Care when I was 19, and I have a passion for helping create quality living environments for our seniors and rewarding working environments for my team,” expresses Ron. “I am a firm believer in Servant Leadership and strive to lead by example. I’ve worked in many challenging environments in my career, and I feel blessed to be a part of the Kendal team”.
“Ron has an impressive record of achievement in the management of nursing centers,” said CEO Jan Bigelow. “He also brings a positive energy, and his care for the well-being of residents and staff is highly evident.”
Ron was recently the Executive Director of the Envoy of Staunton in Staunton, VA. He has held other successful Nursing Administrator roles throughout his career, including for The Laurels of Charlottesville in Charlottesville, VA, and Messenger House Care Center in Bainbridge Island, WA.
The Borden and Webster Centers at Kendal at Lexington currently serve approximately 60 residents in a person-centered, high-quality care setting.
Ron was born in Lebanon, Missouri. He attended Drury College in Springfield, MO., where he studied Psychology and Sociology. He attended Webster University outside St. Louis, MO., and attained a Master of Arts from Webster’s School of Business and Technology. He met his wife, Yulia (Julie), in the Registrar’s office at Webster, and they’ve been together ever since. They have one daughter who turned 22 in March who has recently moved to Chicago to be an artist.
About Kendal at Lexington
Kendal at Lexington is a Life Plan retirement community nestled within the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. It is affiliated with the Kendal System, a not-for-profit organization based in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.
Founded on Quaker principles and guided by its Values and Practices, the operating Kendal affiliates provide independent living, assisted living, memory support, skilled nursing, and rehabilitation care in eight states. Kendal-affiliated Life Plan communities are located in Hanover, New Hampshire; Ithaca and Sleepy Hollow, New York; Northampton and Easthampton, Massachusetts; Lexington, Virginia; metro Washington, D.C.; Chicago; Kennett Square and West Chester, Pennsylvania; and Oberlin, Ohio. Enso Village, a Zen-inspired Life Plan Community, is currently under development in Healdsburg, California. In Ohio, Kentucky, and Massachusetts, Kendal at Home combines the benefits of a continuing care retirement community with the freedom and independence of living at home.