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Kendal at Oberlin Blog

Appreciating Generational Differences

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Oct 5, 2017 2:04:00 PM

Ask a roomful of people to describe today’s young adults and you’re apt to hear words like impatient, entitled, self-centered and fun-focused.

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Topics: Intergenerational

Ars Moriendi Introduces Students to Lessons of Aging

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Sep 14, 2017 7:34:32 PM

In 2004, the year after Robert Taylor and Ted Nowick moved to Kendal, an Oberlin College professor offered a fall course on death and dying that involved matching first-year students with Kendal community residents. The couple signed up and liked it so much they continue to participate when their schedules permit.

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Topics: Intergenerational

Ways to Record Your Memories

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Apr 18, 2017 8:44:31 PM

Jewelry box. Photo albums. Recipe box. Bookcase. Artwork.   

These are some of the visual things that tell the story of who we are.

When we are gone, these things will live on, but will our stories?

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Topics: Intergenerational

Kendal at Oberlin: Defying Attitudes about Aging

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Mar 28, 2017 8:10:11 AM

I recently had a senior moment, but not your typical one of forgetfulness. This was more like a senior memory moment.

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Topics: Intergenerational, Retirement Community

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

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 Gift Giving Ideas for Older Adults

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Nov 21, 2016 7:03:33 PM

Some men and women really enjoy wandering through malls, shopping centers, department stores and superstores looking for holiday gifts. It puts them in that feel-good “holiday spirit,” they cheerfully declare.

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Topics: Intergenerational

Exercising with Your Younger Friends

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Oct 18, 2016 11:24:36 AM

Ask your favorite young friend to “exercise” with you, and you’ll likely be heading out the door alone.

But what about an invitation to walk, bike, hike, swim or golf together? One of those activities could easily turn into a fun – and healthy – intergenerational outing.

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Topics: Intergenerational, Active Lifestyle

Intergenerational Programs Thrive in Oberlin

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Sep 26, 2016 4:46:09 PM

When Polly and Al Carroll moved to Kendal at Oberlin in 2003, they were excited to meet new people, especially those who shared their interest in foreign countries and diverse cultures.

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Topics: Intergenerational

Retiring to a College Town

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Sep 14, 2016 1:24:39 PM

Years ago, when older adults headed back to college it was usually to attend a reunion or sporting event. Today, many older adults are returning to a college town for much more than an overnight visit.

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Topics: Intergenerational, Lifelong Learning

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