Box of pastels in art studio

Community Life

Freedom is an important concept at Kendal at Hanover. Resident-directed activities and life-enhancing friendships enrich community life.

Kendal at Hanover is home to 400 residents on a picturesque 65-acre campus in Hanover, New Hampshire. From the front entrance, turn left, and you are in the countryside, surrounded by farms and open skies. Turn right, and you are in the heart of Hanover (home to Dartmouth College), with sophisticated shopping, dining, and outstanding cultural and sporting events. The area boasts unspoiled woods, mountains, and waterways — ideal for hiking, fishing, skiing, canoeing, or simply appreciating. You can call home a place that visitors wistfully consider the quintessential New England getaway.

A Community Feeling

Residents are as active or as quiet as they desire at Kendal at Hanover. This design supports a range of individual lifestyles, promotes community interaction, and optimizes mobility for people with a variety of physical capabilities. Kendal at Hanover has the feel of a small town, where the Community Center acts as a main hub for resident activity and socialization. The Kendal environment supports each resident to live to his or her full potential. Believing that retirement and growing older can bring new opportunities for growth, Kendal at Hanover seeks to provide security, peace of mind, high quality of services and sound fiscal management for each resident’s lifetime. Residents find when they move to Kendal at Hanover, they have found a new home and a new family.


  • Extensive Library
  • Art Studio
  • Craft Room
  • Weaving Room
  • Music Room
  • Computer Lab
  • Wood Shop
  • Hair Salon
  • Bank
  • Gift Shop
  • Musical performances
  • Lectures
Resident uses bike in fitness center

Wellness Features

  • Indoor Heated Pool
  • Exercise Room
  • Hiking and Skiing Trails
  • Alternative Therapy Room

Programs & Activities

Through the Residents’ Association and its various committees, you and your neighbors shape the social, cultural, and intellectual life of the community.  The possibilities are almost endless—more than 100 groups and committees!  A typical week in Kendal’s busy Gathering Room may include folk or ballroom dancing, a feature film showing, a musical recital or a lecture. What’s more, you are encouraged and supported if you want to start a group or plan an activity around your own special interests.

Wellness Programs

  • Swimming
  • Dancing
  • Fitness Classes
  • Personal Training
  • Massage, Reiki and Other Services
  • Yoga

Groups and Clubs

  • Bridge
  • Book Discussions
  • Knitting
  • Ski Trail-Making
  • And many more

Get In Touch

Don’t wait until you ‘need’ Kendal. Come early and you can make the most wonderful friends. Get in touch today to schedule a tour and meet Kendal residents.

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