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Kendal at Oberlin Blog

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

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

Kendal People Support the Women’s March

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jan 30, 2017 8:49:23 AM

Liz Burgess traveled to Washington, D.C., on January 21 to voice her support for women’s rights and protest the election of President Trump. The Women’s March, attended by an estimated 500,000 people, gave Liz a voice, and more.

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Topics: Active Lifestyle

Life Enriching Travel

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Dec 20, 2016 3:15:00 PM

As we grow older and the demands of home and work ease, many of us begin to view traveling as an opportunity for enrichment rather than relaxation.

Afternoons poolside with a good book and cold drink no longer sound appealing. Instead, we want to broaden our horizons as we board an airplane to travel across the ocean or climb into an RV and head west.

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Topics: Intergenerational, Active Lifestyle, Lifelong Learning

4 Midwest Travel Destinations You Might Not Know Exist

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Dec 8, 2016 12:12:54 PM

Clevelanders know about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Lake View Cemetery and the Lake Erie islands, but ask them if they have visited popular local tourist destinations, and you might be surprised by their answer.

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Topics: Active Lifestyle

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