Why Diversity and Inclusion Matter at Kendal® on Hudson

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We often hear how variety is the spice of life and when it comes to people, it couldn’t be more true. No two people are the same – they don’t have the same interests, abilities, preferences, features or personalities – and we believe that without this kind of diversity, our world would be far less interesting than it is. At Kendal on Hudson, we believe that what makes us unique can bring us together, enhance our experiences and add a little more spice to everyday life.

“We strive to create a true sense of community, inclusion and diversity within Kendal on Hudson. We believe that no matter who we are serving, it’s our duty to enhance their quality of life and honor their human rights and needs,” says Alice Pagan-Guzzo, Sales Counselor at Kendal on Hudson, the only true Lifecare community in Westchester County. “Everyone wants to be recognized for who they are and to be treated just the same as everyone else, no matter their age, ability, race, gender or sexual orientation. In fact, it’s a basic human need to be valued and involved and we make that a reality every day. It’s simply our nature to be welcoming to all.”

Fostering a Sense of Community: Diversity & Inclusion

By being inclusive and encouraging diversity, we foster not only independence and continued learning, but mutual respect, acceptance, cooperation and teamwork. This dedication to diversity and inclusion comes from our Quaker roots and we believe that it enriches, enhances and strengthens our communities, people and services. Each day, we hold true to our Quaker values to guide our work. Outlined in our Values and Practices, some of these include:

  • The principle of equality. Equality rests on the concept of inclusiveness, and hence each person is to be equally valued and equally treated.
  • The principle of peace. Opposes violence in all forms – physical, emotional or verbal.
  • The principle of integrity. Calls for honesty, personal wholeness and living in harmony with the truth.
  • The principle of community. Recognizes that lives are enhanced by sharing with and caring for those around us.

By adhering to these principles, we are able to best serve the community, those who live within it and the people we hire. What’s more is that everyone can feel comfortable, accepted, engaged and live their best life. Experience it for yourself. Contact us today to learn more at 914-922-1000.

Together, Transforming the Experience of Aging®.

Founded on Quaker principles and guided by our values and practices, Kendal on Hudson provides a vibrant, active and social senior lifestyle on our 25-acre campus next to the historic Hudson River. As the only Lifecare community in Westchester County, we offer four levels of service for our residents: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Support and Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Services.

Kendal on Hudson is a not for profit 501 (c) (3) organization led by a volunteer Board of Directors. Kendal on Hudson is an affiliate of The Kendal Corporation, a system of communities and services for older people based in Kennett Square, PA. We support diversity, inclusiveness, and independence and support the values and practices of Kendal by remaining focused on healthy aging. Located in Sleepy Hollow, New York, just 35 miles from New York City, we offer a vibrant lifestyle, cultural programs, continued learning and health care for life.

For more information, please call 914-922-1000.