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Kendal at Oberlin Blog

Inspire Your Heart with Art

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Feb 16, 2017 10:25:55 AM

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”

—Pablo Picasso

Think back to your childhood.

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Topics: Active Lifestyle, Lifelong Learning

Questions to Ask Your Financial Advisor at Tax Season

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Feb 14, 2017 11:13:49 AM

Think of it as an annual checkup with your financial practitioner.   

  • How would you rate my overall financial health – excellent, good, fair, or poor?
  • Have my investments “gained” or “lost” value over the past year?
  • Any red flags and trouble spots on the horizon?
  • Should I make any changes?
  • What’s the bottom line?
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Topics: Active Lifestyle, Lifelong Learning

Love and Friendship Grow at Kendal

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Feb 9, 2017 4:07:49 PM

Loneliness can be bad for our health. We need meaningful relationships to thrive, no matter our age. Research focused on older adults has found that the lack of close connections can lead to poor physical and mental health and premature death.

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Topics: Retirement Community

Life Events with Tax Consequences for Older Adults

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Feb 7, 2017 2:41:54 PM

When was I just beginning my newspaper career, filing taxes was EZ.

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Topics: Retirement Community

The Benefits of a Healthy Breakfast

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Feb 2, 2017 9:01:14 AM

School-age children, older adults and everybody in between have all heard that starting the day with breakfast is a healthy habit.

But why is breakfast good for you? And, more importantly, what is a healthy breakfast?

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Topics: Healthy Aging

Kendal People Support the Women’s March

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jan 30, 2017 8:49:23 AM

Liz Burgess traveled to Washington, D.C., on January 21 to voice her support for women’s rights and protest the election of President Trump. The Women’s March, attended by an estimated 500,000 people, gave Liz a voice, and more.

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Topics: Active Lifestyle

Mindfulness and Meditation Improve Brain Health

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jan 24, 2017 12:18:22 PM

Many of us try to include “brain food” in our daily diet. Blueberries, oatmeal, wild salmon, avocados and other foods have properties that may help improve memory, ward off dementia and improve overall cognitive health, researchers have found.

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Topics: Healthy Aging

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

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