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Kendal at Oberlin Blog

Molly Kavanaugh

Recent Posts

Hidden Costs of Downsizing

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jun 27, 2017 10:00:00 AM

A home with fewer rooms and less square footage, a one-car garage and no basement sounds like it should cost less than maintaining a spacious family house. Not always, though.

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Topics: Retirement Community, Retirement Lifestyle

Kendal Collects, Part 2

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jun 22, 2017 10:00:00 AM
Before moving to Kendal, Sue and Joe Colucci lived in a rustic cottage in Michigan, and the décor was unsuited for fragile, elegant art work. But one day at an art show, the couple was drawn to a glass sculpture bowl, both fragile and elegant. “And affordable,” Sue says.
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Topics: Retirement Community

Restaurants Worth the Trip Near Kendal at Oberlin

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jun 20, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Dine with your dog, enjoy Lake Erie perch, and sample local wines.

Start the day with a healthy breakfast and dine lakeside while the sun sets.

Welcome to the Northern Ohio area, where dining is eclectic and full of nature’s bounty.

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Topics: Active Lifestyle

Kendal Residents Reflect on Gay Rights Issues

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jun 13, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Two years ago, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision guaranteeing marriage equality was hailed as a major victory for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

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Topics: Retirement Community

Does Longevity Mean Multiple Moves After Retirement?

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jun 8, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The increased life expectancy of U.S. men and women continues to have impacts far and wide. On a national level, health care and employment are affected as older adults work and live longer. On a personal level, managing money and chronic illnesses become center stage.

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Topics: Retirement Community, Retirement Lifestyle

Walking for Health: A Step in the Right Direction

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on May 30, 2017 10:06:00 AM

When Jerry Berner moved to Kendal at Oberlin, he quickly discovered the most popular physical activity at the community – walking the 1-mile perimeter. But Jerry, a member of the Cleveland Hiking Club, wanted to explore the many nearby parks, so he combined 2 of his favorite pastimes and formed a group for a weekly walk in the park.

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Topics: Healthy Aging, Retirement Community

Mental Health Month: Risky Business

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on May 25, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Hiking in the woods. Falling in love. Solo sailing.

These experiences are safe, but they also can be risky, as in “risky business”, which the dictionary describes as “a situation or activity that involves the possibility of being hurt.”

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Topics: Healthy Aging

Kendal’s Community Garden

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on May 23, 2017 12:29:18 PM

Come spring, Joyce Parker turns her attention to two 10 x 10 plots of land located in Kendal’s community garden. She plants lupine, baby’s breath and other flowers for arrangements, spinach and lettuce for meals, and decorates the beds with driftwood and garden plaques, such as “Hope Never Dies in a Gardener’s Heart.”

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Topics: Retirement Lifestyle

Age Out Loud

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on May 16, 2017 3:28:00 PM

In 1963, when President John F. Kennedy designated May the month to highlight older adults, only 17 million Americans were 65 or older.  Today, more than 46 million men and women have reached 65, and by 2060, that population will more than double.

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Topics: Healthy Aging, Lifelong Learning

Stop Hypertension with the DASH Diet

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on May 12, 2017 8:26:18 AM

Every year, U.S. News & World Report and its expert panel of nutritionists and physicians evaluates and ranks the best diets for healthy eating. For the seventh year in a row, DASH has been ranked as the Best Diet Overall. This eating plan is also the number-one diet for healthy eating and diabetes control and tied for first with Ornish Diet for heart disease prevention.

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Topics: Healthy Aging

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