Kendal residents want to stay as healthy as they can and the community offers many opportunities for doing so. These includes fitness classes, a beautiful swimming pool, adjacent parks and hiking trails, sports, talks, a Resident Care Center (for a list of Resident Care Center Staff and Services, click here), and, just in case, Phelps Hospital right next door.
For helpful information on health and fitness from the National Institute on Aging, click here. If you wish you can sign up to be on their email list, but you don’t have to.
Fitness classes of various kinds meet six days a week at Kendal on Hudson (see Spotlight for schedule).
There is a well-equipped gym/fitness center, and fitness staff members will assess residents' needs and help them design a personal exercise program which they can follow on their own.
For a more detailed map of Rockefeller Park, click here.
While we try to stay out of the hospital as much as possible, it is reassuring that Phelps Hospital is right next door should we need emergency or other medical care. Its Emergency Department is state-of-the art and its Community Pharmacy can fill prescriptions and carries over-the-counter medications. A number of residents have doctors whose offices are in Phelps which is very convenient, and if friends are hospitalized there, it is easy to visit them.
For a map of Phelps Hospital, click here.
Residents whose doctor is among the Phelps Medical Associates can enroll in the patient portal by talking to their doctor's secretary. Once enrolled, they can see their medical records or contact their doctor by clicking here and logging into the portal.
Phelps publishes a patient's guide, available if you click here.
Kendal’s Medical Emergency Response System of "PETS" and Pull Cords
Kendal provides us with several electronic aids to protect our well-being, including pull cords in our bathrooms and bedrooms and the wearable “PET” (Personal Emergency Transmitter). These devices can identify us, our location, and summon immediate assistance should we need it. But, the PETs can only help if we have them on us all the time. Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about Kendal’s Medical Emergency Response System of PETS and Pullcords.