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Kendal at Oberlin Blog

Pros & Cons of Vacationing with Your Friends

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Mar 17, 2017 10:33:05 AM

You can pick your friends, but not your family. And many of us are blessed to have an array of friends who have diverse interests, abilities, lifestyles and cultures.

But do you want to travel with your friends? Yes? No? Or more likely, depends on the friend.

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Topics: Active Lifestyle

Best Diets for Older Adults

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Mar 14, 2017 10:12:01 AM

Going on a diet is a perennial New Year’s resolution. No surprise as we continually hear about the obesity epidemic facing our country.

But all of us, regardless of shape, size and age, are on a diet. Diet is what we eat and drink daily to stay alive and active.

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Topics: Healthy Aging

Kendal Residents Express Creativity

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Mar 9, 2017 11:31:00 AM

“Creativity” may not be listed in Kendal at Oberlin’s mission statement, but it is certainly a major part of the framework of this life plan community.

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Topics: Active Lifestyle, Retirement Community

What’s the Deal About Gluten?

Posted by Sue Campbell, RD, LD on Mar 7, 2017 8:50:42 AM

Gluten-free (GF) diets are definitely all the rage right now. People blame gluten for myriad disorders,  ranging from arthritis and asthma to multiple sclerosis and schizophrenia. However, there is little evidence supporting gluten as the cause or answer to any of these problems. Gluten-free diets also have not been effective for the purpose of losing weight. Many have become skeptical of the gluten-free diet, because it is viewed as simply the most recent diet trend.

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Topics: Healthy Aging

Farewell to Oberlin College President Marvin Krislov

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Feb 28, 2017 10:49:22 AM

At a recent gathering in Heiser Auditorium, a couple hundred Kendal residents and staff gave Oberlin College President Marvin Krislov a warm welcome and a heartfelt send-off.

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Topics: Intergenerational, Retirement Community

Tax Terms You Might Not Know, But Maybe Should

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Feb 24, 2017 8:05:16 AM

A tax refund is money owed to the taxpayer.

IRS stands for Internal Revenue Service, the federal agency that collects taxes.

April 15 is the deadline to file federal taxes, usually. This year, it’s April 18 because of when “tax day” falls.

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Topics: Lifelong Learning

Eat Well for a Healthy Heart

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Feb 21, 2017 7:44:50 AM

Of course, you want a healthy heart. One of the best things you can do to keep your heart in shape is to pay attention to what you eat and drink.   

“The role of diet is crucial in the development and prevention of cardiovascular disease. Diet is one of the key things you can change that will impact all other cardiovascular risk factors,” explains the World Heart Federation.

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Topics: Healthy Aging

Inspire Your Heart with Art

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Feb 16, 2017 10:25:55 AM

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”

—Pablo Picasso

Think back to your childhood.

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Topics: Active Lifestyle, Lifelong Learning

Questions to Ask Your Financial Advisor at Tax Season

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Feb 14, 2017 11:13:49 AM

Think of it as an annual checkup with your financial practitioner.   

  • How would you rate my overall financial health – excellent, good, fair, or poor?
  • Have my investments “gained” or “lost” value over the past year?
  • Any red flags and trouble spots on the horizon?
  • Should I make any changes?
  • What’s the bottom line?
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Topics: Active Lifestyle, Lifelong Learning

Love and Friendship Grow at Kendal

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Feb 9, 2017 4:07:49 PM

Loneliness can be bad for our health. We need meaningful relationships to thrive, no matter our age. Research focused on older adults has found that the lack of close connections can lead to poor physical and mental health and premature death.

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Topics: Retirement Community

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