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Kendal at Oberlin Blog

5 Healthy Ways to Start the New Year

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Dec 12, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Soon we will welcome the new year, “full of things that have never been," poet Rainer Maria Rilke reminds us. His words serve as a gentle nudge for us to ponder how we can make next year a healthy one in body, mind and spirit.

Sure, lots of things are out of our control. But there are many activities, exercises and behaviors that can help put us and keep us on a healthy path.

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Topics: Healthy Aging

Last-Minute Personal Finance Tips

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Dec 7, 2017 9:30:00 AM

It’s easy to get caught up in the holiday surge of attending concerts, shopping, cooking and planning outings with family and friends.  So much to do, all before the new year begins.

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Topics: Financial Planning

Multi-Cultural Diversity during the Holidays

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Dec 5, 2017 10:00:00 AM

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas — and Santa Lucia, Winter Solstice and Hanukkah — everywhere you go at Kendal at Oberlin.

It’s December, and the retirement community celebrates the holiday season in a variety of ways, including different languages, music, food and activities.

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Topics: Active Lifestyle

Water Tai Chi

Posted by Jill Tvaroha, Wellness Coordinator on Nov 28, 2017 1:27:44 PM


That’s how I described Tai Chi a decade or so ago. This ancient Chinese moving meditation/ exercise is repetitive and slow and was of no interest to me. I was a dance major in college, practiced karate for years and tend to be a hyper person. I like movement with a capital “M”.

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Topics: Healthy Aging, Retirement Lifestyle

Healthy Drinks for Over Age 50

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Nov 22, 2017 4:01:40 PM

Water (regular, flavored, sports), soft drinks (name brand, specialty, diet), juices (fruits, vegetables), teas (flavored, sugar-free), milk (dairy, soy, almond, rice, coconut).

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Topics: Healthy Aging

Questions to Ask Your Financial Advisor about a CCRC

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Nov 20, 2017 3:02:00 PM

Are you a planner who wants to live in a viable retirement community, a place where you can be actively engaged and secure, knowing you will be comfortable living there for the rest of your life? In other words, you make one move, and your present and future needs are all in place.

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Topics: Retirement Community

Check Your Charity Before You Give

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Nov 16, 2017 1:28:04 PM

Emails, mailboxes and voice mails are filling up with requests for charitable donations. Makes sense, as this is the season for giving and making end-of-year tax donations. This year, appeals are in even higher gear, given recent hurricanes, earthquakes and fires.

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Topics: Lifelong Learning

Holiday Activities in and around Oberlin

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Nov 14, 2017 3:02:00 PM

For young and old, many of our favorite holiday activities include music and lights, both indoors and out.

And for those of us who live in the Oberlin area, we have lots of activities to choose from.

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Topics: Active Lifestyle

Diet Considerations for a Healthy MIND

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Nov 9, 2017 3:59:00 PM

Statistics from the Alzheimer’s Association cast a long shadow on the future of the disease.  

Today, an estimated 5.5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s.

By 2050, as many as 16 million people could have the cognitive disease.

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Topics: Healthy Aging

Why Kendal Residents Cultivate a Gratitude Attitude

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Nov 7, 2017 4:35:34 PM

We are thankful for health, family, friends and other blessings in our lives, but often we murmur those words to ourselves. Then come the holidays, starting with Thanksgiving, and we find many opportunities and are encouraged to express our gratitude aloud.

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Topics: Retirement Community

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