Feminist Trailblazer

Fifty years ago, a few dozen women gathered in a basement in Washington, D.C., to make history: they convened the first meeting of the National Organization for Women. In a photo of that day in 1966, Muriel Fox ’48 is a few seats away from Betty Friedan, NOW’s president, befitting her role as Friedan’s chief […]

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Healing Herb Garden

      For those of us who enjoy planting an herb garden and a vegetable garden, with the pleasure of watching it grow from seedlings into plants, gardening is a ritual that brings us closer to nature in the spring and early summer as we celebrate warmer and longer days. At Kendal on Hudson, herbs […]

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Peggy M: College Professor, Community Organizer

“Sometimes people who look old are the most interesting, lively and creative people you’ll ever meet,” says Kendal on Hudson resident Peggy McLaughlin. Peggy would know: Behind her sweet smile, warm words, and friendly disposition is a brave advocate for the poor—a community organizer and former street gang worker who lived among the people she […]

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Stefan K: Prolific Author and Magazine Editor

Stefan has authored 15 books, all of which are available on loan from the Kendal on Hudson library—and his fellow residents like it that way: After checking out Stefan’s book on Lucille Ball they often ask what it was like to meet her. They’ll read the Marlon Brando book and want to know more, or […]

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Kendal’s Eclectic New Chef – Jonathan Carafa

  Jonathan’s Beginnings Jonathan Carafa is the new Executive Chef at Kendal on Hudson. He is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Culinary and Business. Prior to joining Kendal on Hudson, Jonathan was an Executive Chef for various corporate companies. He became a Traveling Executive Chef, […]

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CEO Sean Kelly: The Remarkable Difference of Kendal Retirement Living

Kendal Corporation’s new President and CEO Sean Kelly addressed a group of residents and potential residents recently, driving home the many remarkable differences between Kendal and other retirement living communities.   A Place Where People Come Together “Ours is not a forced culture, but one where people naturally come together. The level of engagement and […]

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Your Key to Happiness In Retirement: Giving Back

    Are you getting ready to retire? What will be the source of your happiness in retirement? Having more time for your self, more time to spend with your friends, children, and grandchildren? “You are quite fortunate—it is quite a wonderful opportunity, the possession of leisure,” says one of E.M. Forster’s characters in A […]

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Jane Hart: Journalist, Author, and Art Therapist

Kendal on Hudson resident Jane H. is a renaissance woman, a multi-talented and compassionate person who uses her gifts to touch and improve the lives of others. As an author, it took many years to engage in the intense but rewarding process of earning the trust of holocaust survivors to provide readers with a unique […]

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Five Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Retirement Home

Choosing a retirement community can be a daunting task. With a plethora of options to consider, you might be wondering if you should stay in your current home, or if you should be researching other possibilities. Or, you may be researching for your retired parents, who face a potentially uncertain future.   Here are five […]

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