Staying Healthy

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 pool hours and policy, click here.   

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).

  Morning stretch and balance class 9-9:20 am, M-F

Morning stretch and balance class 9-9:20 am, M-F

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.

The lovely pool overlooking the Hudson River is open for residents and their guests and water aerobics classes meet twice a week.  Click here for pool hours and policy.  

Walking in adjacent Rockwood Park or nearby Rockefeller Park is popular for exercise and enjoyment when weather permits.  

  Path along northern edge of Rockwood Park

Path along northern edge of Rockwood Park

  Map of Rockwood Park

Map of Rockwood Park

  Part of Hudson River Walk on Kendal property

Part of Hudson River Walk on Kendal property

For a more detailed map of Rockefeller Park, click here.

  An enjoyable surprise one day in the park.

An enjoyable surprise one day in the park.

There is also a portion of the Hudson River Walk that goes through the Kendal property. For a map of bike trails in northern Westchester, click here.

Sometimes the Health and Wellness Committee sponsors a health-related talk. A recent one was on "Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.”

                         Phelps Memorial Hospital           

                       Phelps Memorial Hospital           

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. 

 

Last edited 9/30/16