Some residents are unaware of the three boards which oversee the functioning of Kendal.   Three governing boards manage the affairs of Kendal:

Kendal Corporation Board –  The mission of the Kendal Corporation Board is to “develop, support and lead a system of communities and services for older persons integrating Quaker values in its work by fostering continued learning, outreach programs in the field of aging, and a culture of giving.” A metaphor for the Kendal Corporation is that of the federal government, in which each of the affiliates is the state. Kendal residents might particularly enjoy Kendal Corporation