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Kendal at Oberlin Blog

Enjoy the Season with Fall Activities

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Oct 10, 2017 1:52:40 PM

Nathaniel Hawthorne pretty much sums up how I feel this time of year:

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Topics: Active Lifestyle

Holistic Travel Ideas

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Sep 19, 2017 1:03:00 PM

Sometimes we plan a vacation that is a trifecta: It energizes and refreshes body, mind and spirit.

Other times, a trip, whether for a few weeks or just a couple of days, evolves into an all-encompassing experience.

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Topics: Active Lifestyle

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 3: A Mother’s Love

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jul 13, 2017 1:00:00 PM

One woman was an exquisite seamstress. Another an aspiring artist. A third had a keen eye for design.

These women, deceased mothers of three Kendal residents, are part of a community-wide exhibit called “Kendal Collects.”

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Topics: Active Lifestyle, 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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Holistic Medicine – an Overview

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on May 10, 2017 8:57:18 PM

Visiting a new doctor means filling out lengthy forms about your health — surgeries, medications, chronic illnesses and the like. Does the paperwork include a wellness quiz with such questions as:

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Topics: Healthy Aging, Active Lifestyle

Your Nose Knows: The Benefits of Aromatherapy

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on May 2, 2017 3:31:55 PM

A freshly baked batch of ginger snaps

A bouquet of gardenias

A pot of jasmine tea

A lavender-scented candle or body lotion

These casual encounters with aroma can evoke vivid memories of people, places and experiences. “This smell reminds me of…” most of us have said or thought at least once.

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Topics: Healthy Aging, Active Lifestyle

Does Hollywood See Us Through An Ageist Lens?

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Mar 21, 2017 3:20:00 PM

Going to a movie is entertaining and an easy way to escape the pressures of daily life for a few hours. But older adults sometimes leave the theater more annoyed than relaxed. Why is an older character called a “relic” and depicted as a technological dunce?

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Topics: Active Lifestyle

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

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

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