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Kendal at Oberlin Blog

Emotional Intimacy is Important at Every Age

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Feb 20, 2018 9:30:00 AM

When we think about love, lots of images come to mind, from the serious to the small. We think about who we love, like our family and friends, including our furry four-legged ones, and what we love, such as walking along a sandy beach or indulging in our favorite sweet.

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Topics: Healthy Aging, Retirement Community

Marriage After 60

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Feb 15, 2018 9:35:03 AM

At their 50th reunion at Oberlin College in 2008, Louise Luckenbill greeted her old classmate, Harvey Culbert, with a hug and condolences for the death of his wife the previous year.

“Something clicked, and afterwards I emailed Louise saying, ‘Let’s stay in touch,’” says Harvey, who had moved to Kendal at Oberlin in 2002.  

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Topics: Healthy Aging, Retirement Community

Intergenerational Programs Benefit Older Adults

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Feb 13, 2018 3:10:18 PM

One of the cornerstones of Kendal at Oberlin is a rich intergenerational atmosphere that provides residents with lots of opportunities to engage with younger generations.

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Topics: Intergenerational, Retirement Community

Kendal Community Renovation Update

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Feb 5, 2018 1:04:05 PM

Carl and Barbara Whitehouse visited Kendal at Oberlin and a half-dozen other life plan communities before deciding to make Kendal their new home. The couple knew little about Ohio, having spent their years in Vermont and Canada, and knew no one at Kendal.

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Topics: Retirement Community

Myths about Sexuality and Aging

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Feb 1, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Many of us enter old age with ageist untruths stuffed in our backpack.

Dementia. Falling.  Not if, but when.

Playing tennis, running, gardening, dancing. Now, but not for much longer.

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Topics: Healthy Aging

Boomer Celebs and Other Prominent Figures Talk Sexuality

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jan 26, 2018 12:55:33 PM

Baby boomers have impacted the American cultural landscape ever since they began arriving in droves, beginning in 1946 and continuing through 1964.

One area of the landscape they definitely redefined was sex and sexuality.  Boomers had access to birth control pills, legalized abortion and no-fault divorce. Now as they reach their 70’s, these boomers are continuing to speak out about sexuality, with encouragement from men and women even older.

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Topics: Healthy Aging

Diet Goals for 2018: A Fresh Start

Posted by Sue Campbell, RD, LD on Jan 23, 2018 5:17:41 PM

There is something great about the beginning of a new year. It’s a blank slate full of promise, and an opportunity to re-evaluate and make changes to those habits that aren’t working for us.

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Topics: Healthy Aging

Taxes and Older Adults

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jan 18, 2018 2:03:54 PM

Starting a new year with a new tax plan in place has many of us dazed and confused given that the plan only became law late last year as holidays were in full gear.  

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Topics: Retirement Community

Vitalize 360

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jan 17, 2018 3:06:54 PM

During Christina Graf’s visit to Kendal at Oberlin, she first heard about Vitalize 360, a comprehensive holistic coaching program available to all residents.

“It was a selling point, one of many,” says Christina, who moved to Kendal in late 2017.

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Topics: Healthy Aging, Retirement Community

Retired Episcopal Priest Talks About Dementia

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jan 16, 2018 4:18:39 PM

A little over a year ago, Tracey Lind looked in the mirror and did not recognize the face reflected in the glass. 

Thus began an unchartered road that Tracey now travels. Diagnosed with early onset dementia, Tracey ended her 17-year tenure as Dean of Cleveland’s Episcopal Trinity Cathedral and spends her time traveling with her spouse, Emily, writing, preaching and giving speeches as she is able.

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Topics: Healthy Aging

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