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Kendal at Oberlin Blog

Ars Moriendi Introduces Students to Lessons of Aging

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Sep 14, 2017 7:34:32 PM

In 2004, the year after Robert Taylor and Ted Nowick moved to Kendal, an Oberlin College professor offered a fall course on death and dying that involved matching first-year students with Kendal community residents. The couple signed up and liked it so much they continue to participate when their schedules permit.

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Topics: Intergenerational

Did You Sell Your House in 2017?

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Sep 12, 2017 2:02:00 PM

You finally did it!

After years of thinking about downsizing and moving to a condominium, retirement community or apartment, your dream came true in 2017. Now it’s time to think about one more financial matter – calculating the tax benefits related to selling your main home.

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Topics: Financial Planning, Retirement Lifestyle

5 Things You’ll See While Visiting Kendal

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Sep 7, 2017 2:01:00 PM

You arrive at Kendal at Oberlin for your first visit and don’t know a soul. That’s likely to change soon after you arrive.

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Topics: Retirement Community

Holistic Approach to Living

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Sep 5, 2017 1:03:00 PM

Our overall well-being is based on more than an ache we have in our body. Wise ones know to look at the whole, or holistic, picture – the connection of body, mind and spirit.

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Topics: Healthy Aging

Holistic Lifestyle: Massage and Reiki

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Aug 28, 2017 7:03:37 PM

“It just feels so good” or “I feel so good afterwards” people will comment about a massage.

Maybe they mention that it makes them less stressed and more relaxed. Some consider it just one aspect of their holistic lifestyle.

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Topics: Healthy Aging

Farm Fresh: Shop at Your Local Farmers’ Markets

Posted by Kendal at Oberlin on Aug 25, 2017 9:46:26 AM

Local farmers’ markets have been providing fresh, seasonal, and locally produced foods for generations. However, in recent years, there has been a growing number of local markets throughout the United States.  An increasingly health-conscious nation is beginning to show interest in local and wholesome nutrition. This farm-to-table movement is proving to make stronger communities, grow the economy, and build a healthier population.

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Topics: Healthy Aging

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

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