There is a short wait list for the July 19 trip to the New York Historical Society for their “Hudson Rising: An Environmental Odyssey” exhibition. To get on the waiting list, sign up as usual in the Trips Book located in the Activities Alcove.


The Kendal Herb Garden is open for clipping. There is mint for iced tea, dill for cucumber salad, lemon balm for tea, basil for tomatoes, chives for salads, and lots more.


Tuesday, June 25 is Primary Election Day for the Democratic Party. Candidates for judicial posts will be on the ballot. There is no Republican primary this year.

The election, as usual will be held at the Philipsburg Manor House. Van trips are available. Check at the front desk.


The Shakespeare Comedies Course taught by Kate Farrington will take place on July 9, 16, 23, & 30.
For information speak to Fran Kelly.


July 12 concert features Ciaran Sheehan, baritone, with Sue Anderson at the piano

New Interim CEO at Kendal on Hudson Announced


Following the recent resignation of Kendal on Hudson’s CEO James Antonucci, the Kendal on Hudson Board announced the appointment of Steve Fishler of Durham, NC to the post of Interim CEO. He will hold this post while a search for a permanent CEO proceeds.

Mr. Fishler, a graduate and MA holder from the University of Arizona, has a long history of executive leadership in Health Care Administration. He formerly held Executive Director positions at The Sequoias in Portola Valley, CA and The Forest at Duke in Durham, NC among others.

Mr. Fishler begins this new assignment on July 1.

Are We Alone in the Universe?

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Until recently, astronomers have estimated that the Big Bang occurred between 12 and 14 billion years ago - and we know that the Human Species has existed for only the last million or so years.

Does that mean that it took over 13 billion years for life to form here on Earth or that we as a species are just “late to the Universe’s party”?

Let’s explore the question of Life. Does life exist elsewhere in the Universe? Where should we look? Why haven’t we “met our neighbors”? If we could meet them, what would that life look like?

Dr Matthew Ganis, Professor of Astronomy and Computer Science at Pace University, will take you through these and other questions in an attempt to answer for yourself: “Are we alone in the Universe?

This fascinating lecture will take place on Monday, June 24 at 7:30 pm in the Gathering Room.

By the way, if there are others in the universe of a certain age who are looking for a place to start a worldly life, the Marketing Dept. at Kendal would love to talk to them.

Welcome New Residents

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Kendal residents are delighted that we will now have four new neighbors.

Art and Sharry Lukash moved into Kendal from their upper west side of Manhattan home on June 13, 2019. Their 20+ year second marriage is a wonderful love match. Each of their “only” children from earlier marriages now have a sibling, and today they’re both married with children.

Art is recently retired from Micromold Products, Inc., a company he created in Yonkers. Today his son Justin owns and runs the company. Sharry’s professional life has been in performance and communications. She has worked in summer stock at Hyannis’ Cape Cod Melody Tent and at J. Walter Thompson as a casting director.

Sydell Aaron

Sydell Aaron moved to Kendal on May 27, 2019 from her home in Boca Raton, Florida. Her White Plains based daughter did the research to identify independent living options in Westchester. Sydell traveled north to review the choices; when she visited Kendal on Hudson, she knew she had found her next home.

Sydell graduated from NYU Uptown with a major in education. She worked as an editorial assistant for a photography publication before becoming a Junior High School English teacher. Once children arrived, Sydell was a stay-at- home mom and lived on the West side of the Hudson, first in Monsey and subsequently just outside of Nyack.

Sydell’s 3 children, 9 grandchildren and 1 1/2 great grandchildren live nearby. One married daughter has a home in White Plains, another lives in Manhattan, and her son and family live in Livingston, NJ.

Sydell knows her interest in library activities, travel and gardening will find new expression at Kendal.

Joan Glascott

Joan Glascott moved to Kendal on May 29, 2019.

Joan has lived in Briarcliff Manor for forty plus years. She knows Ruth Fenton and Susan Seibert.

Joan was a good golfer when she was younger and worked as a volunteer at the Phelps Coffee Shop.

Outstanding Documentary

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Jacki Ochs, the older daughter of Sue Phillips, will introduce and show a film,”Out of My Head” by Jacki and Susannah Styron, at 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26, in the Gathering Room. Please note the time.

The second award-winning film project by the two filmmakers, it has appeared during this past year around the world to great interest and acclaim, opening at the prestigious Documentary Film Festival of the Museum of Modern Art in the winter of 2018.

Jacki is an award-winning producer/director of documentary films. Among her awards are New York Film Festival premiere, Sundance Special Jury Prize, SXSW Best Feature Documentary, and American Film Festival Best New Director.

The story involves a filmmaker who, while seeking treatment for her daughter’s migraine attacks, discovers a confounding neurological disease and learns why a devastating condition, afflicting nearly a billion people worldwide, remains so deeply misunderstood. She decides to make a film and trace the journey as mother and daughter seek understanding and ever-elusive treatment.

Their journey takes us on a wild ride through migraine’s fascinating history and bizarre symptomology, amid subjects ranging from the gut/brain connection to art and spirituality.

This is the story of people living in chronic pain, with a disease that has no cure - how it affects them and their loved ones, how they cope, how they see the world through its prism. Its the deeply felt story of a daughter and mother coming to terms with a condition that will always be a part of their lives.

Saturday Game Day June 29


The amazing Amelia Augustus, who has done so much for those with sight problems and those who are looking for something to do during the day on Saturdays, has combined those two into a Saturday fun event.

The inaugural session of “Cards, Games, and Puzzles” will take place on June 29 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Private Dining Room.

Everyone is invited to join the Visual Help Committee at these sessions of cards, games, and puzzles to be held on the last Saturday of each month.

Participate by choosing from any of the available fun items housed in the cabinets and drawers along “Main Street” near the Residents’ Lounge. There is a listing of the contents posted on the inside of each cabinet door.

We are delighted to have newly acquired items contributed by the Residents Council. They are specially designed for the visually challenged so that we can all participate. Come alone or meet with others to play and enjoy our Last Saturday respite.

Questions? Get in touch with Amelia

Kendal Herb Garden Open for Picking

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 The Horticulture Committee announced that the Kendal Terrace Herb Garden is open for clipping.

The herb garden can be found among the planters on the Terrace.  Look for the planter with the dragonfly hovering over the herbs. They love herbs. So will you.      

Please enjoy these aromatic plants. Bring your clippers and make a small bouquet.  Gently pick a leaf and rub it or crush it to enjoy the smell. Clip some to use in your favorite recipe.

How do you find it? Follow the cul de sac to the Terrace. Look for dragonflys or other clipping residents.

Important Notes & Dates

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Everyone is welcome to come to the Chess Club now on Mondays at 4 pm (note new time), held in Robert Fulton Apartment 3303. Questions? Contact Don Eder, Len Andrew or Wayne Richter.

Dr. Christen Cupples Cooper, the Founding Director of the Nutrition & Dietetics Programs at Pace University, will talk on “Nutritional Needs Across the Life Span.” Her talk will be held in the Gathering Room, 7:30 pm on Wednesday, June 19. All are invited.

An open meeting of the Dining Advisory Committee will be held on Monday, June 17, 1:30 pm in the Gathering Room. All are invited to this meeting as well.

Cassatt String Quartet - June 23, 2019

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Kendal closes its busy June concert series with a performance by the Cassatt String Quartet on Sunday, June 23rd in the Gathering Room at 3:00 pm.

Performing will be Muneko Otani and Jennifer Leshnower, violins; Ah Ling Neu, viola; Elizabeth Anderson, cello; and guest cellist Nicole Johnson.

The program will include Beethoven’s String Quartet, Opus 18 #6 and Brahms’ String Quintet, Opus 34.

Named for the famed artist Mary Cassatt, the Cassatt String Quartet was the first group chosen for Julliard’s Young Artists Quartet Program.

All residents are invited.

Uganda Hospice

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Rays of Hope Hospice in Jinja, Uganda, is a non governmental, nonprofit, interfaith organization which, since 2005, has provided care to patients with life-limiting illnesses in a very poor area of Uganda with a population of 3.5 million.  Its mission is to provide palliative care and improve the quality of life for all people with life-threatening illnesses and their families.

 On June 21 residents are invited to hear a talk by Dr. Margrethe Juncker, daughter-in-law of Phyllis and Peter Davies, who will tell us about her important work as the Rays of Hope medical director. A slide show with beautiful photos taken by a prize-winning Dutch photographer will take us into the homes of Ugandan residents receiving hospice care.

 After receiving her medical degree in her native Denmark, Margrethe earned a master’s of public health and tropical medicine from Tulane. She and her husband Kenneth Davies married in the Sudan in 1986.  Since then, they lived and educated their five children in Africa and Asia. Ken was the program director for the UN World Food Program until retiring in 2015. They now live in Uganda.