Newark, DE. – (March 23, 2023) – The Kendal Corporation is proud to announce its financial commitment to The Vision Centre. The Vision Centre is committed to solving the issue of future leadership in the senior living field. Moreover, Vision Centre aims to help grow these programs with strategic partnerships to help expand educational opportunities and create awareness of the workforce development challenges facing the aging-services sector.
The Vision Centre’s goal is to create 25 robust university and college programs designed to prepare future generations of leaders for aging-adult service organizations. It also aims to facilitate 1,000 paid internships from these programs among senior housing, care and aging services by 2025.
Kendal’s commitment of $75,000 over a three-year span will allow the Vision Centre to continue development on important initiatives resulting in long-term societal implications for the profession, senior care and service organizations, and the university landscape. With their strategic collaboration and support, Vision Centre can move forward in making its vision a reality.
“Vision Centre is grateful for Kendal’s commitment to our mission and goals as we move forward with our future strategies,” said Doug Olson, Chief Executive Officer of Vision Centre. “Sponsorships and support from outstanding organizations like Kendal are what drives this effort forward.”
The Kendal Corporation and Vision Centre are aligned in their dedication to meeting the needs of the labor force through quality education and leadership training. To further support the partnership, Steve Bailey, the Chief Strategy Officer for The Kendal Corporation, has joined the Vision Centre’s Advisory Council, where he will contribute his extensive experience in the aging services field. With courage, commitment and follow-through, The Advisory Council will shape the future of senior living education and senior care administration together.
“The Vision Centre’s dedication to creating valuable conversations and advancement will directly support organizations like Kendal,” shares Steve Bailey. “I am confident the Vision Centre will produce top-of-the-line university partnerships that will transform the future of the senior living field. Together we have the ability to inspire the next generation of senior living leaders.”
For more information on The Kendal Corporation and Vision Centre, visit www.kendal.org and www.visioncentre.org.
Founded on Quaker principles and guided by its Values and Practices, the operating Kendal affiliates provide independent living, assisted living, memory support, skilled nursing and rehabilitation care. Kendal-affiliated senior living communities are located in Hanover, New Hampshire; Ithaca and Sleepy Hollow, New York; Northampton and Easthampton, Massachusetts; Lexington, Virginia; metro Washington, D.C.; Chicago; West Chester and Newtown, Pennsylvania; and Oberlin, Ohio. Enso Village, a Zen-inspired Life Plan Community, currently is under development in Healdsburg, California. In Ohio, Kentucky and Massachusetts, Kendal at Home combines the security of a continuing care retirement community with the freedom and independence of living at home.
About Vision Centre: Leadership Development for Aging Services
Vision Centre: Leadership Development for Aging Services is focused on creating impactful pathways for smarter, more successful senior care and senior living administration. The endeavor of the organizers is a proactive one – acting upon a strategic plan that empowers universities, senior care and aging service providers, support associations, and key business partners to work collectively toward a common and crucial set of goals. Vision Centre is sponsored by NIC, American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA), American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), American Senior Housing Association (ASHA), Argentum, LeadingAge, the National Association of Long-Term Care Administrator Boards Foundation (NAB Foundation), National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and Ziegler.