Coffee Klatch

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Please note the change of meeting place of Coffee Klatch on Wednesday, September 26.  Coffee Klatch will meet at 10:00 am in the Private Dining Room.

Coffee Klatch  is an informal meeting with Chris Appel, Director of Nursing and/or Lisa Wacht, Health Services Administrator. Refreshments are served, and we get to know each other better. Residents have a chance to raise concerns related to health care and they inform us what they may currently be working on.

All are welcome.

Questions? See Dot Bone

New Class Fridays, Aqua Ease: Gentle Balance and Core


Class Description:  The class uses the freedom of the water to improve range of motion, flexibility, and overall strength, while learning to challenge our stability.  This gentle exercise helps participants decrease pain and stiffness, improve or maintain joint flexibility, muscle strength, balance and coordination.  Water walking will be used to improve cardiovascular endurance, core strength, and balance.  Proper breathing techniques are incorporated as well. 

Instructor: Andrea Sarayli

AEA Arthritis Foundation Certified For further information, Contact Cathy DiSomma

Verdi's Aida: No Wait List


The Trips Committee announced that due to cancellations, no wait list exists for the Kendal trip Oct. 6 to Verdi’s Aida, one of the most popular operas.  Superstar Anna Netrebko will sing the title role, her first Aida at the Met.  Two vans will take residents to the Saturday matinee transmission at City Center Cinema in White Plains.

New residents and those who have been away for the summer: wait lists are open until the day of departure for four operas: the Oct. 6 Aida, the Oct. 17 Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West, the Dec. 15 Verdi’s La Traviata (also two vans) and the May 11 Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmelites. 

The opera sign-up sheets are in the back of the Trips Book in the Activities Alcove.  Anyone who needs to cancel any performance should do so as soon as possible.

Urban Renewal Presentation

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Kyle deCamp, daughter of resident Leni deCamp, will show her 63-minute documentary, Urban Renewal, in the Gathering Room at 3:00 pm Sunday, October 7. Following the showing, she will engage in an informal conversation with the audience.

Urban Renewal is a live, multimedia solo performance on perception, public policy, and the significance of the buildings we live in, from a child's point of view. It maps an experience of growing up in Chicago in the chaotic 60s, caught in the crosshairs of power and history. The performance animates childhood on a block razed by the last demolition of urban renewal in Hyde Park and the devastating aftermath.

An interdisciplinary writer, designer, director and performer, Ms. deCamp is a 2017 Rome Prize Fellow in Design, American Academy in Rome; New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow; and “Bessie” and Hermes Foundation “New Settings” award winner. She earned a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and an MFA Fellowship in Electronic Arts from RPI. In 2016, she was the Andrew T. Mellon Artist-in-Residence at Drew University. She is on the faculty at Barnard College/Columbia University.

New Trip

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The never-sleeping Trips Committee recently announced a new trip for Wednesday, October 17. This is another in the series of DYOT (Do Your Own Thing) excursions which will leave from Kendal and wind up at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Participants are not required in any way to actually go into the Met; therefore you will be free to DYOT.

In addition the Committee announced that there is space available for the tour of Sleepy Hollow with Mayor Ken Wray on Oct. 10.

There is a short wait list for the Oct. 3 trip to Ever Rest, home of the Hudson River School landscape artist Jasper Cropsey (1823-1900), and the Gallery of Art, Hastings-on-Hudson.

The Committee requests that you do not sign up for a trip unless you are willing to avoid making conflicting plans; if you do need to cancel, please cross your name off the list or wait list. The Trips Book is in the Activities Alcove across from the Computer Room.



Kendal on Hudson is very involved in recycling.

Deb Wood, Chair of the Recycling Committee, reminded us (via a full-page notice in the Sept. 17 Spotlight) of the important steps all residents should take to do as much as we can to ensure an environmentally sound village, county, state, country and world.

Please refer to Deb’s notice. If there are any questions about what can and what cannot be recycled, please talk to Deb personally.

Lecture: Evolution of Metro-North

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All residents who have been long-term riders of the Metro-North commuter trains remember the bad old days. Unheated and dirty cars, very seldom on time, and a non-caring attitude that permeated an unhappy trip to NYC.

Things have changed. A lot of the recent improvements were the results of the leadership of Howard Permut, the now retired President of Metro-North.

Mr. Permut will address us at Kendal on Monday, Sept. 17 at 7:30 pm. He will talk on “The Evolution of Metro-North from worst to best passenger railroad in the world”.

His presentation should be fascinating as Metro-North affects so many of us personally.

Dates to Remember

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Monday, Sept. 17, 2:00 pm - Meeting of the KOH Residents Council

Tuesday, Sept. 18, 1:30 pm - Class: Alfred Hitchcock and the Mid-20th Century

Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 19 and 20, 5 - 7 pm - Voting for Residents Council

Tuesdays, Oct. 9, 16, 23 and 30 - Course: The Roots of Modern Globalization

Oct. 9 - Apr. 5 (2019) - Kendal Art Exhibition.

Open Mic Poetry Readings

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A great evening for poetry and presentation is planned for Friday evening , Sept. 21.

Here are the details… On the evening of Sept. 21 a group of Kendal residents will eat together in the Private Dining Room and then drive to the Writers Center to read poetry they have written, sing songs, play music or just listen to others.

Rides will be available for the carless (not the careless). There is no special sign-up. If you want to be part of it, get in touch with Anne White.

Anne will also notify you of Writers Center events if you ask to be put on her list.