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Kendal at Oberlin Blog

What Documents Should I Keep?

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jan 19, 2017 2:33:19 PM

Our American landscape – urban, suburban and rural – is dotted with self-storage units, and every year, more dots crop up. With the trend of downsizing, that increase shows no signs of slowing.

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Topics: Lifelong Learning

2016: Final Year for Special Senior Tax Deductions

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jan 17, 2017 9:38:21 AM

Many men and women 65 and older keep an annual tally of medical and dental expenses for one main reason: They spend a lot of money on medical and dental and often can deduct the expenses from their federal taxes.

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Topics: Retirement Community

Focus on Sustainability at Kendal

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jan 12, 2017 8:24:00 AM

Since its founding nearly 25 years ago, Kendal at Oberlin’s commitment to environmental stewardship has been unwavering.

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Topics: Retirement Community

Good Reads: Should You Choose Paper or Electronic?

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jan 10, 2017 1:48:13 PM

Pre-Kindle, my husband was a sporadic reader. Now his electronic reader is rarely out of reach – though black and slim, it’s easy to overlook. At home, he sits wherever he wants, regardless of available light, and on vacation, he can finish one book and begin another without leaving poolside.

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Topics: Lifelong Learning

New Year’s Resolutions for Boomers

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jan 5, 2017 1:20:18 PM

Boomers often view a new year through curious, yet reminiscing eyes.

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Topics: Retirement Lifestyle

2016 Yields Strategic Plan for Kendal at Oberlin

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jan 3, 2017 9:59:44 AM

At Kendal at Oberlin, it took a community-wide effort to develop the 2017-2021 strategic plan, which is just what Chair Dick Baznik envisioned when he and the Strategic Planning Committee embarked on the project in the fall of 2015.

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Topics: Retirement Community, Retirement Lifestyle

Start the New Year with a Fitness Plan

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Dec 29, 2016 9:01:00 AM

Every New Year, more than ⅓ of Americans make a resolution to stay fit and healthy and another third plan to lose weight.  But research shows that only 8 percent of all people who make a resolution actually keep it.  

Could 2017 be the year you stick with a fitness plan?

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Topics: Healthy Aging

Good Reads: Best Spiritual Books

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Dec 27, 2016 10:04:00 AM

As your thoughts turn to 2017, consider incorporating Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat’s Spiritually Literate New Year’s Resolutions into your life.  

The 10 practices developed by the Brussats, founders of the Spirituality & Practice website, include seeking liberty and justice for all, cultivating the skill of deep listening, and learning from diverse spiritual teachers all around.

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Topics: Lifelong Learning

Improve Your Life by Stretching

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Dec 23, 2016 3:27:33 PM

Runners, tennis players and other fitness enthusiasts know the importance of stretching, but stretching really is for every body.

Even if you shun exercise, stretching should be as routine as brushing your teeth.

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Topics: Healthy Aging, Retirement Community

Life Enriching Travel

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Dec 20, 2016 3:15:00 PM

As we grow older and the demands of home and work ease, many of us begin to view traveling as an opportunity for enrichment rather than relaxation.

Afternoons poolside with a good book and cold drink no longer sound appealing. Instead, we want to broaden our horizons as we board an airplane to travel across the ocean or climb into an RV and head west.

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Topics: Intergenerational, Active Lifestyle, Lifelong Learning

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