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Kendal at Oberlin Blog

Hidden Costs of Downsizing

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jun 27, 2017 10:00:00 AM

A home with fewer rooms and less square footage, a one-car garage and no basement sounds like it should cost less than maintaining a spacious family house. Not always, though.

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Topics: Retirement Community, Retirement Lifestyle

Kendal Collects, Part 2

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jun 22, 2017 10:00:00 AM
Before moving to Kendal, Sue and Joe Colucci lived in a rustic cottage in Michigan, and the décor was unsuited for fragile, elegant art work. But one day at an art show, the couple was drawn to a glass sculpture bowl, both fragile and elegant. “And affordable,” Sue says.
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Topics: Retirement Community

Kendal Collects Art Show

Posted by Kendal at Oberlin on Jun 15, 2017 9:41:51 AM

kao kendal collects imageThe eclectic and diverse interests and livelihoods of Kendal at Oberlin residents are on display this summer in the community’s three art galleries.

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Topics: Retirement Community

Kendal Residents Reflect on Gay Rights Issues

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jun 13, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Two years ago, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision guaranteeing marriage equality was hailed as a major victory for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

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Topics: Retirement Community

Does Longevity Mean Multiple Moves After Retirement?

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jun 8, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The increased life expectancy of U.S. men and women continues to have impacts far and wide. On a national level, health care and employment are affected as older adults work and live longer. On a personal level, managing money and chronic illnesses become center stage.

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Topics: Retirement Community, Retirement Lifestyle

Planning Your Financial Future

Posted by Kendal at Oberlin on Jun 5, 2017 10:16:53 AM

All your life you’ve been saving for retirement. But now that it’s here, you’re wondering if it will be enough.

Older Americans fear running out of money more than death, according to several recent studies. That fear, unfortunately, is based on fact.

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Topics: Retirement Community

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

Downsizing: Much Ado About Stuff

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on May 4, 2017 10:10:00 AM

A tape measure and assorted colors of sticky dots, notes and masking tape.

A list of local charities in need of donated stuff.

A “less-is-more” frame of mind.

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Topics: Retirement Community

Volunteering is Good for You

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Apr 27, 2017 9:35:00 AM

Mention that you volunteer at a homeless shelter or your local school or church, and the response is often, “That’s so wonderful you want to help others."

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Topics: Healthy Aging, Retirement Community

Down and Dirty of Downsizing

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Apr 13, 2017 8:54:00 AM

Moving to a smaller house is at least 3 years down the road for my husband and me, but I’m already thinking about downsizing. Like many baby boomers, our house is full of our stuff, our adult child’s stuff and stuff from our deceased parents. Bookshelves and closets are overflowing, assorted figurines and knick-knacks line table and counter tops, and extra furniture fills the rooms. And don’t get me started on the garage and attic.

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Topics: Retirement Community

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