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Kendal at Oberlin Blog

Vitalize 360

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jan 17, 2018 3:06:54 PM

During Christina Graf’s visit to Kendal at Oberlin, she first heard about Vitalize 360, a comprehensive holistic coaching program available to all residents.

“It was a selling point, one of many,” says Christina, who moved to Kendal in late 2017.

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Topics: Healthy Aging, Retirement Community

Retired Episcopal Priest Talks About Dementia

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jan 16, 2018 4:18:39 PM

A little over a year ago, Tracey Lind looked in the mirror and did not recognize the face reflected in the glass. 

Thus began an unchartered road that Tracey now travels. Diagnosed with early onset dementia, Tracey ended her 17-year tenure as Dean of Cleveland’s Episcopal Trinity Cathedral and spends her time traveling with her spouse, Emily, writing, preaching and giving speeches as she is able.

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Topics: Healthy Aging

Self-Improvement Trends

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Dec 26, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Happier and Healthier.

Many of us start the new year with a resolution or informal intention to improve our body, either physically or emotionally, or both. We may use words other than “healthy” and “happy,” but in broad strokes, those qualities often underlie our personal self-improvement goals.

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Topics: Healthy Aging

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

Water Tai Chi

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

Boring!

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

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

Post-Retirement Work Trends

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Oct 19, 2017 2:07:00 PM
Gone are the days when adults predictably follow a retirement script and walk away from a career or job because of their birth date.
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Topics: Healthy Aging

Circuit Training for Older Adults

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Oct 12, 2017 2:02:00 PM

Do you want to engage body and mind, strengthen your muscles, maintain a healthy weight and get your heart pumping without becoming bored?

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Topics: Healthy Aging

4 Diet Changes to Consider as You Grow Older

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Sep 26, 2017 2:43:00 PM

We look in the mirror and can easily see physical signs of aging, from changing color and thickness of our hair to the appearance of wrinkles and other skin spots.

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Topics: Healthy Aging

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