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Kendal at Oberlin Blog

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

Kendal Spells! Boosts Resident Spelling Skills

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Aug 4, 2017 10:28:49 AM

Kendal’s first spelling bee in July was so successful, with gregarious and conscientious participants and fastidious organizers, that it will probably be an annual occurrence.

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Topics: Retirement Community

Kendal Collects: Part 4 - Memories

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jul 25, 2017 1:09:41 PM

Many of my childhood family photographs include a glimpse of a painting of Mount Adams, a picturesque hilltop community in downtown Cincinnati. My aunt painted the vivid oil, and it hung in our living room, so when we gathered for snapshots around the Christmas tree or other family gatherings, the painting was captured, too.

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Topics: Retirement Community

You Know You’re From Kendal at Oberlin When…

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jul 20, 2017 9:49:27 AM

True or False? You know you are from Kendal when:

  1. Your calendar is crammed full of meetings, volunteer projects and other appointments.
  2. Your trash can is barely full because almost everything gets recycled.
  3. You head to the Heiser Auditorium around 7 p.m. because something is usually going on.
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Topics: Retirement Community

Kendal Collects – Part 3: A Mother’s Love

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jul 13, 2017 1:00:00 PM

One woman was an exquisite seamstress. Another an aspiring artist. A third had a keen eye for design.

These women, deceased mothers of three Kendal residents, are part of a community-wide exhibit called “Kendal Collects.”

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Topics: Active Lifestyle, Retirement Community

Professional Help Makes Downsizing Easier

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jul 11, 2017 11:00:00 AM

We all know that moving can be a major stressor, especially when the move involves leaving a longtime residence for a much smaller home. Downsizing can be daunting.  

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Topics: Retirement Community

Why Join the Kendal at Oberlin Priority List?

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jul 6, 2017 11:31:00 AM

Mary and Thomas Van Nortwick took the first step to become Kendal at Oberlin residents when they joined Kendal’s Priority List.

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Topics: Retirement Community

Why I Love Working at Kendal at Oberlin

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jun 29, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Deb Lindner has been a housekeeper at Kendal at Oberlin for 14 years. As she cleans apartments in the Stephens Care Center, she chats with residents, sharing stories and answering questions.  

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Topics: Retirement Community

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

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