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Kendal at Oberlin Blog

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

Sustainable Diet for a Holistic Lifestyle

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Aug 2, 2017 12:27:58 PM

Our diet is based on a mixture of factors. We typically eat foods that are tasty, affordable and accessible. We follow diets to lose weight or lower cholesterol, to control diabetes and health disease, for protein and calcium.

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Topics: Healthy Aging

Strength Training: No Equipment Needed

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jul 18, 2017 1:00:00 PM

Why should I do exercises regularly that will build my strength?

For starters, many exercises improve balance and flexibility, increase bone density, control weight, reduce heart disease and improve sleep and overall mood.

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Topics: Healthy Aging

Walking for Health: A Step in the Right Direction

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on May 30, 2017 10:06:00 AM

When Jerry Berner moved to Kendal at Oberlin, he quickly discovered the most popular physical activity at the community – walking the 1-mile perimeter. But Jerry, a member of the Cleveland Hiking Club, wanted to explore the many nearby parks, so he combined 2 of his favorite pastimes and formed a group for a weekly walk in the park.

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Topics: Healthy Aging, Retirement Community

Mental Health Month: Risky Business

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on May 25, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Hiking in the woods. Falling in love. Solo sailing.

These experiences are safe, but they also can be risky, as in “risky business”, which the dictionary describes as “a situation or activity that involves the possibility of being hurt.”

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Topics: Healthy Aging

Age Out Loud

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on May 16, 2017 3:28:00 PM

In 1963, when President John F. Kennedy designated May the month to highlight older adults, only 17 million Americans were 65 or older.  Today, more than 46 million men and women have reached 65, and by 2060, that population will more than double.

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Topics: Healthy Aging, Lifelong Learning

Stop Hypertension with the DASH Diet

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on May 12, 2017 8:26:18 AM

Every year, U.S. News & World Report and its expert panel of nutritionists and physicians evaluates and ranks the best diets for healthy eating. For the seventh year in a row, DASH has been ranked as the Best Diet Overall. This eating plan is also the number-one diet for healthy eating and diabetes control and tied for first with Ornish Diet for heart disease prevention.

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Topics: Healthy Aging

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