Welcome, Andy Korman


Steve Fishler, interim CEO of Kendal of Hudson, has announced the hiring of Andy Korman as a consulting Sales Counselor in the KoH Marketing department. Andy brings a great deal of relevant experience, having worked in sales and marketing at several fine CCRC’s in New Jersey. He has a Bachelor of Science in Public Health Administration and will be starting at Kendal on Hudson Monday, August 19. Please welcome Andy. (As soon as we get his photo, we’ll post it here.)

Concerts in the Fall

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The Music Committee announced that the following concerts will take place in the Gathering Room during September and October:

Thurs., Sept. 12 Soheil Nasseri, piano

Sun., Sept. 22 To Be Announced

Sun., Sept. 29 Manhattan String Quartet

Sun., Oct. 6 REBEL Early Music Ensemble

Sun., Oct. 20 Ulysses String Quartet

Sun., Nov. 3 Ariel Horowitz, violin and Eri Kang, piano

Sun., Nov. 24 Music from Copland House

What a great lineup. Make sure you put these dates on your calendar

Important Notes


Our next course, “American Film Melodrama,” will be taught by Prof. Walter Srebnick on Tuesdays, September 10, 17, 24, and October 1, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Gathering Room. Tuition is $50 for all four sessions, $15 for an individual class.

Registration forms are located in the wall rack in the Activities Alcove


It’s Lobster Time once again at the Kendal August 29th Lobster Fest

It’s that time of year again!








All residents in Independent Living are encouraged to make use of the many cards, games, and puzzles at Kendal. These are housed in closets opposite the restrooms in the Mail corridor. An inventory listing is posted inside each cabinet door. Enjoy!
Questions, contact Amelia Augustus

Visit the Hudson River Rug Hookers’ exhibit at the Croton Free Library, 171 Cleveland Drive, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520 before Aug. 31st

Congratulations, Marilyn Bottjer and friends!

Computer Workshops

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We are delighted to report that Dr. Pierre Darmon, president of the Westchester PC Users Group, is giving a series of Computer workshops at Kendal. Dr. Darmon is an expert on Windows, whether for Macs or PCs. The workshops given on August in the Gathering Room were incisive and enlightening. Watch out for further workshops in September. For example, on Sept. 22, at 1:30 in the PDR, several experts will be on hand to help residents with Apple, android phones, and tablets.

This is a great opportunity to have your balky computer to do what it was designed to do. You should certainly take advantage of it . Questions? Speak to Joe Bruno

Welcome New Residents

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Roberta Poupon moved to Kendal on August 15 from Manhattan. After working in inter-national education, placing foreign students in U.S. colleges for the Fulbright program, she trained in Information Technology. Roberta spent almost 20 years at JP Morgan Chase, retiring in 2000 as Senior VP. Two of her projects involved the introduction of the euro before it was a currency and the preparation for Y2K for Chase's non-retail bank. Her husband, an architect, died in 2018; their two sons live in Manitoba, Canada.

Paul Sved moved to Kendal on August 16 from Scarsdale, where he and his wife Beverley lived for 30 years. Beverley died unexpectedly in September 2018. Paul and Beverley both attended RPI and both worked for IBM where they met while working in the marketing/engineering department. Married in 1973, they commuted to IBM in NYC from Montclair, NJ, moving to Scarsdale in 1988. Paul is an avid skier.

Let’s welcome Paul and Roberta in a fitting Kendal way.

Washington Irving Comes To Kendal Aug. 19

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Be sure to come to the Gathering Room at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, August 19 to meet our illustrious neighbor, creator of “Rip Van Winkle” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” Mr. Washington Irving!

Hal Greenberg, an Irving scholar and interpreter at Sunnyside, Tarrytown, represents Washington Irving as he was in 1859. Learn about Washington Irving’s history and enjoy the telling of one of his favorite stories.

This is a great opportunity to see hear and shake hands with one of history’s great novelists.

Ice Cream Social Aug. 14

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Here’s something novel. Kendal is going to have an ice cream social.

If you didn’t know, The origin of ice-cream was an ice-cream-like food which was first eaten in China in 618-97 AD. King Tang of Shang, had 94 ice men who helped to make a dish of buffalo milk, flour and camphor. A kind of ice-cream was invented in China about 200 BC when a milk and rice mixture was frozen by packing it into snow. Today, the components are much better and probably better tasting.

It is well known that the ice cream at Kendal is one of its great treats. It comes all the way from Pennsylvania (Hershey’s Ice Cream - no relation to the chocolate people) .

This will be a rare treat where residents can meet and lick together (the ice cream that is).

It will take place on Wednesday, August 14 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm in the Private Dining Room.

Chess Club


A wise philosopher once said, “Unlike other games in which lucre is the end and aim, [chess] recommends itself to the wise by the fact that its mimic battles are fought for no prize but honor. It is eminently and emphatically the philosopher’s game.”

If you have a philosopher’s bone in your body, you will want to join up with Kendal’s Chess Club and enhance your list of things for which you can garner a dollop of honor.

Everyone is welcome to the Chess Club every Monday at 4:00 pm in Don Eder’s apartment (Doris also lives there).
If you need instruction on how to get there and what to expect, you should speak to Don, Wayne Richter, Len Andrew or Art Lukach. They’ll even help you improve your game.

A Reading of Shakespeare's Sonnets

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Shakespeare’s Sonnets have fascinated the world with their beauty and mystery ever since they were published in 1609.

On Sunday, September 8, the Resident Acting Company will present an afternoon of Shakespeare’s sonnets in our Gathering Room at 3:00 p The RAC consists of actors who banded together following the 2017 closure of the Pearl Theater after 33 seasons.

The cast, featuring Rachel Botchan, Dominic Cuskern, Robin Leslie Brown, and Bradford Cover, will read selected sonnets that express the thoughts of a person in a crisis. These crises are often about love, sometimes about betrayal, time, or death, but always deeply felt. These poems exist in the extremes. The kind of deep feelings we all have in private but don’t know how, and probably don’t wish, to express to one another.

A post-show discussion will be led by Kate Farrington, Shakespeare expert, who recently taught the very popular course “Shakespeare’s Comedies: Travels through Time.”

The afternoon will conclude with a reception in the Private Dining Room.