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Kendal at Oberlin Blog

Molly Kavanaugh

Recent Posts

4 Myths about Growing Older

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Apr 20, 2017 9:04:00 AM

Julia Cameron believes in the lifelong pursuit of creativity and, through her workshops and books, has helped thousands of people connect with their creative energy.

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Topics: Healthy Aging

Ways to Record Your Memories

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Apr 18, 2017 8:44:31 PM

Jewelry box. Photo albums. Recipe box. Bookcase. Artwork.   

These are some of the visual things that tell the story of who we are.

When we are gone, these things will live on, but will our stories?

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Topics: Intergenerational

Down and Dirty of Downsizing

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Apr 13, 2017 8:54:00 AM

Moving to a smaller house is at least 3 years down the road for my husband and me, but I’m already thinking about downsizing. Like many baby boomers, our house is full of our stuff, our adult child’s stuff and stuff from our deceased parents. Bookshelves and closets are overflowing, assorted figurines and knick-knacks line table and counter tops, and extra furniture fills the rooms. And don’t get me started on the garage and attic.

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Topics: Retirement Community

The Hidden Epidemic Among Older Adults

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Apr 12, 2017 10:51:47 AM

Consider these statistics from the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence:

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Topics: Healthy Aging

Telemedicine: Convenience and Cost Savings

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Apr 6, 2017 2:32:37 PM

I remember watching Neil Armstrong land on the moon in 1969. Maybe Walter Cronkite reported that Neil was wearing a cardiac monitoring device, but I doubt he used the term “telemedicine.”

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Topics: Healthy Aging

Is a Continuing Care Retirement Community for You?

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Apr 4, 2017 9:50:06 PM

Many of us baby boomers entered our 20s imagining that “starter” home when we finally decided to settle down. Criteria might have included a safe neighborhood, convenient to work and shopping, family-friendly living space and affordable.

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Topics: Retirement Community

Ways to Reduce the Risk of Dementia

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Mar 30, 2017 2:55:59 PM

First the disturbing news.

An estimated 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease.

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Topics: Healthy Aging

Kendal at Oberlin: Defying Attitudes about Aging

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Mar 28, 2017 8:10:11 AM

I recently had a senior moment, but not your typical one of forgetfulness. This was more like a senior memory moment.

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Topics: Intergenerational, Retirement Community

Strategies to Deal with Chronic Illness

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Mar 24, 2017 12:10:55 PM

At first, and for a while, the news shakes your world. Learning that you have diabetes, arthritis or another disease that is incurable and likely to be with you for a long time, maybe forever, disrupts your sense of security and well-being. The diagnosis brings a host of questions, fears and what-ifs for you and your loved ones.

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Topics: Healthy Aging

Does Hollywood See Us Through An Ageist Lens?

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Mar 21, 2017 3:20:00 PM

Going to a movie is entertaining and an easy way to escape the pressures of daily life for a few hours. But older adults sometimes leave the theater more annoyed than relaxed. Why is an older character called a “relic” and depicted as a technological dunce?

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Topics: Active Lifestyle

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