Faith Group Hears About "Loneliness: The Next Step"


The Kendal Faith Group held its most successful meeting on Thursday, August 16th to an overflow crowd in the Private Dining Room.

Pamela A. Cardozo, RN, a Psychiatric Nurse addressed the group on “Loneliness: The Next Step”. The Faith Group had previously held sessions on “Loneliness” and on “Belonging”. Ms. Cardozo spoke on the various types of loneliness, how it begins, what the health risks are and outlined a plan to combat it.

It was apparent from the turnout that loneliness is a widespread affliction. Ms. Cardozo’s identification of the elements leading to it and the mapping out of a plan to confront it was of great importance to many of the attendees.   

Ms. Cardozo was brought to Kendal through the efforts of former Residents Association Chair Fran Kelly.



The Trips Committee announced that there are short waiting lists for the following trips;

Thursday, Aug. 30th Lyndhurst, Tarrytown
Wednesday, Sept. 5th, Untermyer Gardens, Yonkers
Wednesday, Sept.12th, Pepsico Sculpture Gardens, Purchase

Residents are asked not to sign up for a trip unless you are willing to avoid making conflicting plans. If you do need to cancel, please romptly cross your name off the list or wait list. The Trips Book is in the Actvities Alcove across f rom the Computer Room. 

Fall Concerts


As we head into the fall, the Kendal Concert series continues.

On Saturday, September 22, The Merling Trio consisting of piano, cello and violin. This fascinating  trio is made up of  Polish, Japanese and Dutch musicians which gives it an interesting international flavor. 

On Friday, October 12th, REBEL an early music ensemble will make its fifth appearance at Kendal.

Both these concerts are not on Sundays when Kendal usually hosts its concerts. Please note that on your calendars. 

"Refuge in Hell": A Book by Father Ron

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Father Ronald Lemmert, has written a story of the unusual parish he served at the Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining, NY. Not so unusual is the fact that Father Ron holds Mass at Kendal every Thursday. 

Father Ron's book chronicles the stories of the prisoner he served. It describes how a caring community can emerge when the practice of faith leads to profound lessons in forgiveness. 

A copy of "Refuge in Hell" has been placed in the Kendal Library. for all to borrow & read.


Welcome New Residents


The welcome mat is out and new residents keep pouring into Kendal.

Bill and Louise Schreiber formerly of White Plains will be becom Kendal residents on August 22. The Schreibers have two children who live locally. They will be bringing their dog Missy with them who, according to a recent count, makes her the third canine in the Aledia Building.

Bill is an attorney and Louise , and Louise in an accountant. 

Walk to END Alzheimer's


We are once again taking donations to support Team Kendal for the 3-mile walk to end Alzheimer’s on Sunday, September 16 at SUNY Purchase.

Keep your eyes peeled for the info/donation table outside the bistro at dinner time on Wednesday August 22 and September 12, or you can go on the website under the Purchase Walk and look up Team Kendal to make donations online.

Checks should be made payable to The Alzheimer’s Association.


For more information contact Cathy DiSomma

New Residents

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It's a great pleasure to welcome new residents...

Margaret Ann Roth will be moving to Kendal on August 14. She is moving from Connecticut where she started a business for high-end horse products. She owns a horse and will keep it at a local stable.

Bob Polstein will be moving to Kendal on August 23. Bob attended and later taught at Yale Law school.   One of his students was future Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.   Bob has lived in Larchmont where he and his late wife raised their three children.

New Trip to Pepsico Sculpture Gardens


Do you remember the jingle from your youth, "Pepsi-Cola hits the spot..." The Trips Committee does and has planned an excursion to the home of that melody. 

On Wed. Sept. 12 they will visit Pepsico Sculpture Gardens, Purchase.  It is a morning trip. The 45 sculptures include major artists of the 20th century such as Calder, Dubuffet, Lipchitz, Miro, Moore, Nevelson and Noguchi. The landscaped gardens, also a work of art, were planned by well-known garden designer Russell Page to enhance the sculptures’ setting with monumental ones among trees, specialty gardens and woodlands, and the smaller sculptures by the formal garden.

Sign up as usual at the Activities Alcove.