On Saturday, July 9th, the Armour Villa Association hosted an informative discussion with Gemma Maver, Marketing Director from Kendal on Hudson, the esteemed retirement community in Sleepy Hollow. Gemma gave some important insights into the challenges associated with transitioning lifestyles as we age. There are a lot of critical decisions to be considered, and the takeaway for me is the need for careful planning. For putting this program together, my thanks go out to Tina Finnegan, who not only heads up the Human Resources Department at KOH but is an Armour Villa neighbor, and to Gemma, who is a sought-after speaker on senior living topics. After the lecture, these rwo women were kind enough to invite our community for a future lunch and a tour of the facility. If there are any folks who would like to participate, let me know and we will work with you to find dates and transportation options that fit your schedule. And thanks to all of you who were able to attend and thanks to West Center Church for allowing us to use their lounge facility.
If you would like more information on Kendal on Hudson, please visit: http://kohud.kendal.org/
To read an interesting article from The New York Times about decisions that need to be made regarding aging parents and the benefits of a place like Kendal, visit: http://newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/07/02/the-500000-question/.