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Kendal at Oberlin Blog

Molly Kavanaugh

Recent Posts

Holistic Lifestyle: 3 Practices, 3 Exercises

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Aug 17, 2017 11:05:46 AM

An ancient practice that unites movement with mindfulness is flourishing with people young and old, men and women.

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Topics: Healthy Aging

Friends of All Ages are Good for Your Health

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Aug 15, 2017 10:40:00 AM

Friends are like family.

I count on my friends.

Friends brighten my day.

I cherish my friendships.

Do those comments ring true for you?

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Topics: Healthy Aging, Retirement Community

The Care and Nurturing of an Arboretum

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Aug 10, 2017 2:12:08 PM

One of the cornerstones of Kendal at Oberlin is its inviting natural environment. The campus encompasses over 100 acres, with more than 1,100 trees (50 different species) and eight ponds. With the grounds now accredited by ArbNet as The John Bartram Arboretum and ongoing resident-driven efforts, Kendal can now offer even more opportunities for enhancement and education.

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Topics: Healthy Aging, Retirement Community

Natural Remedies for Allergies

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Aug 8, 2017 2:58:14 PM

I was first introduced to natural healing in my early 20s. Someone – I suspect my mother – told me that the gel from an aloe vera leaf could take the sting out of burns. I had just moved into my first apartment and now had to cook for myself. I put an aloe vera plant on top of the refrigerator so it was always handy for my kitchen mishaps.

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Topics: Healthy Aging

Kendal Spells! Boosts Resident Spelling Skills

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Aug 4, 2017 10:28:49 AM

Kendal’s first spelling bee in July was so successful, with gregarious and conscientious participants and fastidious organizers, that it will probably be an annual occurrence.

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Topics: Retirement Community

Sustainable Diet for a Holistic Lifestyle

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Aug 2, 2017 12:27:58 PM

Our diet is based on a mixture of factors. We typically eat foods that are tasty, affordable and accessible. We follow diets to lose weight or lower cholesterol, to control diabetes and health disease, for protein and calcium.

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Topics: Healthy Aging

Podcast or Paper? Summer Reading

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jul 31, 2017 8:46:01 AM

I’m giving my eyes a little R&R this summer by turning to podcasts for some of my news and entertainment.  Turns out I’m not alone.

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Topics: Lifelong Learning

Adventure Travel

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jul 27, 2017 10:38:31 AM

When my husband and I were younger, our vacations mostly centered around family fun, with some R&R wrapped in. Now in our mid-60s with a more flexible work schedule, we look at our getaways in a different way.

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Topics: Active Lifestyle

Kendal Collects: Part 4 - Memories

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jul 25, 2017 1:09:41 PM

Many of my childhood family photographs include a glimpse of a painting of Mount Adams, a picturesque hilltop community in downtown Cincinnati. My aunt painted the vivid oil, and it hung in our living room, so when we gathered for snapshots around the Christmas tree or other family gatherings, the painting was captured, too.

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Topics: Retirement Community

You Know You’re From Kendal at Oberlin When…

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jul 20, 2017 9:49:27 AM

True or False? You know you are from Kendal when:

  1. Your calendar is crammed full of meetings, volunteer projects and other appointments.
  2. Your trash can is barely full because almost everything gets recycled.
  3. You head to the Heiser Auditorium around 7 p.m. because something is usually going on.
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Topics: Retirement Community

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