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Kendal at Oberlin Blog

Let’s Eat, in Three Languages

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Aug 26, 2016 8:24:41 AM

For a couple dozen residents at Kendal, a weekly dinner date means speaking Spanish, German or French.

The language dining tables are not meant to teach novices, but rather to help residents with basic skills improve their conversation. Some residents are foreign-born. Others learned a foreign language in college or have lived or traveled extensively in foreign countries.

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Topics: Lifelong Learning

A Vacation for All Ages

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Aug 24, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Going on a cruise was never on our radar screen.

We love sailing on Lake Erie in our 27-foot sloop, Carina, and when weather or schedules interfere, we like to hang out at the dock and sleep in the gently rocking V-berth.

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Topics: Active Lifestyle

Voting Trends of Older Adults

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Aug 22, 2016 2:52:00 PM

“Voting is arguably the most important civic opportunity given to citizens in the United States.”

So begins a U.S. Census Bureau analysis of age-related voting trends in presidential elections from 1964 to 2012.

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Topics: Active Lifestyle

Preventing Fraud – Telephone Scams Involving Older Adults

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Aug 18, 2016 11:00:00 AM

If Benjamin Franklin were alive today, he might deem it prudent to amend his quote about the certainty of taxes to include the inevitable tax scammers. Sure, not everyone is faced with a tax scammer, but with 90,000 complaints, more and more taxpayers are being harassed and victimized – approximately 1,100 people have lost an estimated $5 million.

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Topics: Lifelong Learning

4 Things to Remember When Relocating

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Aug 16, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Soon you will have a new address, and you can’t wait. The condo or retirement community apartment is exactly what you envisioned years ago when you thought about growing older.

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Topics: Retirement Lifestyle

What is a Geriatrician? What are the Benefits?

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Aug 12, 2016 1:30:00 PM

When you were a youngster, you probably received medical care from a pediatrician. Now that you are an older adult, have you considered consulting a geriatrician for medical care?

First, though, what does that designation mean?

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Topics: Healthy Aging

Lake Erie: What a Great Lake!

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Aug 10, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Lake Erie changed my life.

For the first 30 years of my life, I gave little thought to this Great Lake 200 miles north of my home in Cincinnati. But when my future husband took me to the lakefront city of Port Clinton to meet his parents and the lake he cherished, my romance grew too. Just before our wedding we purchased a sailboat, christened her Carina and headed out on the lake to exchange vows.

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Topics: Active Lifestyle

Cleveland Shines as it Rises to the Occasion for the RNC

Posted by Terry Kovach on Aug 8, 2016 11:19:17 AM

Politics and the upcoming 2016 election are most definitely “center stage” if you watch, read or listen to the news these days. A few weeks ago, those of us who live in northeast Ohio were able to watch the political process unfold close to home, when Cleveland hosted the Republican National Convention.

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Topics: Active Lifestyle

Summertime Intergenerational Activities

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Aug 4, 2016 2:05:44 PM

The dog days of summer are upon us, which is the perfect time to get out and enjoy the sultry sunny days and easy-going evenings with your favorite younger friend, whether she or he is a grandchild, neighbor or college-age friend.

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Topics: Intergenerational

Safety Tips for Summer Bicycling

Posted by Terry Kovach on Aug 2, 2016 7:20:06 AM

It’s summer, and it’s a great time to be outside. What better time is there to get out and ride a bicycle? More and more communities offer trails for cycling in their parks, or bike lanes on the roadways to encourage people to cycle for enjoyment, exercise, environmentally-conscious commuting – or all of the above. But like most things, it’s smart to consider safety before you hop on your bicycle and head for the road.

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Topics: Active Lifestyle

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