The Kendal Corp. Opens First Phase of Seniors Housing Community in Upstate New York

by Amy Works

ITHACA, N.Y. — The Kendal Corp. has opened the first phase of the repositioning and expansion of Kendal at Ithaca, a full-service seniors housing community located on a 105-acre campus in Ithaca. The opening marks the completion of a $30 million expansion, which began in 2012. Master planned by Perkins Eastman, the new property features an inviting entrance and reception area, expanded fitness center, new casual dining bistro, 24 new high-end apartments for independent living and a new skilled nursing center, which replaced the original care center. The second phase redevelopment will transform former nursing rooms into an enlarged health clinic for the community. The single-story skilled nursing center was designed on the neighborhood model, which divides the center into three distinct neighborhoods, each with its own kitchen and pantry, dining and living rooms and 16 private resident rooms with sensitively designed outdoor space. The master plan also includes interior and exterior renovations to the main dining room and common areas, as well as passive and active outdoor courtyards and an expansion of the community’s preexisting walking paths.

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