3 Advantages of a Resident-Driven Lifestyle at Kendal on Hudson

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From your career and volunteer opportunities to your education, travel experience and social circle, you have been in complete control of your lifestyle. Whether you want to expand on your education, learn a new hobby or simply take advantage of everything life has to offer, your lifestyle shouldn’t change because of a decision to move to a retirement community. In fact, it should only be enhanced and built upon. At Kendal on Hudson, we make it even more possible to do just that.

“Our residents are far from content with sitting back,” says Cathleen McGaffigan, Director of Marketing for Kendal on Hudson, the only true Life Care community in Westchester County. “Those at our community want to continue living the vibrant, active and social lives they’ve enjoyed throughout their years. They want to live as they choose, without the hassles of house ownership and with the peace of mind that their assets are protected and secure. Here, it’s the best of all worlds. We know what our residents want, and that’s because they are in complete control of their lifestyle.

“Our resident-driven lifestyle allows our residents to create and direct an array of committees for everything from classes and social events, to finance, dining and so much more. Many of our councils, groups and committees focus on common interests and are either taken advantage of within the community, or our outside community. It’s the same lifestyle our residents enjoyed before, but with even more opportunities for socializing, travel and giving back, and it’s how we are transforming the experience of aging.”

3 Reasons Why a Resident-Driven Lifestyle is Beneficial

    1. You create the community you want to live in. Why should you have someone else plan the programming and activities they think you’ll enjoy? Maybe other communities have an activities director that they hire to plan programming for you to participate in, but we don’t. Our residents plan their own activities and events that fit perfectly into their schedules and interests and our staff support their efforts. As a result, they shape the community in which they live.
    1. There is always something to enjoy, whether it’s an old hobby or something brand new. It’s impossible to be bored at a community with a resident-driven lifestyle because you’re often invested in enjoying and making the most of each day. Many committees plan activities for every week of the year, each holiday and every celebration. As the community continues to grow, new ideas, interests and programs will form, ensuring there is always something for everyone.
    1. They are socially engaging. There are so many people to meet, and being a part of a council, group or committee introduces you to new people, neighbors and members of the community to enhance or create friendships. Many resident-driven communities partner with educational institutions to provide lifelong learning, mentor or volunteer opportunities, providing them with even more connections and things to take advantage of.
      If there isn’t a committee that shares your interests, you can create one. Simply find others with a common interest and present your idea to the resident council for it to be included.

Life at Kendal on Hudson is far from cookie-cutter. There’s no time to live a less than exciting life. Our residents enjoy a variety of vibrant programs, cultural experiences, continued learning and more – all with the peace of mind of health care for life. Schedule a visit at Kendal on Hudson to discover how a resident-driven lifestyle can enhance your life. Simply contact us today by calling 866-358-5802.

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 866-358-5802.