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Kendal Northern Ohio's Quaker Traditions Shape its Focus

Posted by Lynne Giacobbe on July 16, 2012 at 9:37 AM

In the 17th century, the Kendal Fund provided philanthropic support to members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) who traveled as part of the ministry. Today, Quaker traditions and roots run deep in Kendal communities and services for older adults.

Kendal Quakers The nonprofit Kendal system, which includes Kendal Northern Ohio, is not sponsored financially by any one religious institution or society. Instead, it has its basis in the principles of the Quakers and welcomes those of any religion, race, color, sexual orientation, or socio-economic background as both community residents and as staff members.

A focus on independence

With a mission to enrich the lives of older adults, Kendal operates according to a clearly defined value system that allows us to focus our efforts on creating ever-improving processes and long-term goals. Kendal, in fact, is at the forefront of the field of care for the aging.

By offering ongoing programs and services – from health and fitness courses to lifelong learning and environmental stewardship – we demonstrate our commitment to helping members and residents maintain their dignity and independence in Quaker traditions that adapt to each individual's needs.

The ultimate success of Kendal is measured by the quality of life we are able to offer. As one resident put it, “Kendal is a place where you expect to meet the best in every person.”

Kendal Northern Ohio is part of The Kendal Corporation, a national leader in the field of aging. We encourage you to contact us and learn how you may become a valued part of our community. To learn more about our Quaker beliefs, download our free guide today.

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Topics: kendal northern ohio, Quakers, The Kendal Corporation, quaker values, northeast ohio retirement, personalized care

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