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Kendal at Oberlin Blog

Kendal’s Community Garden

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on May 23, 2017 12:29:18 PM

Come spring, Joyce Parker turns her attention to two 10 x 10 plots of land located in Kendal’s community garden. She plants lupine, baby’s breath and other flowers for arrangements, spinach and lettuce for meals, and decorates the beds with driftwood and garden plaques, such as “Hope Never Dies in a Gardener’s Heart.”

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Topics: Retirement Lifestyle

New Year’s Resolutions for Boomers

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jan 5, 2017 1:20:18 PM

Boomers often view a new year through curious, yet reminiscing eyes.

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Topics: Retirement Lifestyle

2016 Yields Strategic Plan for Kendal at Oberlin

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jan 3, 2017 9:59:44 AM

At Kendal at Oberlin, it took a community-wide effort to develop the 2017-2021 strategic plan, which is just what Chair Dick Baznik envisioned when he and the Strategic Planning Committee embarked on the project in the fall of 2015.

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Topics: Retirement Community, Retirement Lifestyle

4 Things to Remember When Relocating

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Aug 16, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Soon you will have a new address, and you can’t wait. The condo or retirement community apartment is exactly what you envisioned years ago when you thought about growing older.

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Topics: Retirement Lifestyle

Transportation Concerns for Older Adults

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jul 29, 2016 4:18:52 PM

As you make plans for retirement, you are probably reviewing financial resources and lifestyle needs and wants, including adequate health insurance. Maybe you’re looking at a map and pinpointing geographic areas for possible relocation or extended travel.

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Topics: Retirement Lifestyle

Downsizing: Family Heirlooms & Mementos

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jun 2, 2016 5:59:51 PM

My mother’s china now rests in my dining room hutch. A needlepoint door hanger made by her old friend is with my long-time friend. My son has possession of my father’s mahogany dresser, purchased in 1949 when my parents wed. The framed pencil drawing of a racing horse hangs in my brother’s house.

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Topics: Intergenerational, Retirement Lifestyle

Downsizing: Moving Forward with Joy

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on May 19, 2016 2:34:02 PM

A major decision is behind you, and you can’t wait for it to happen. You have decided to move into a retirement community and have found the perfect place to call home.

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Topics: Retirement Lifestyle

Creative Outlets in Your Retirement Community

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Apr 7, 2016 9:53:49 AM

“I don’t have a creative bone in my body.”

Bet you know someone (maybe the face in the mirror?) who has voiced this sentiment, or carries it around like a talisman.

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Topics: Retirement Community, Retirement Lifestyle

Kendal at Oberlin is Home: A Family Affair

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Mar 4, 2016 2:03:35 PM

Helen Wagner moved to Kendal at Oberlin in 1993 with little thought of starting a family tradition. Widowed and living in nearby Wellington, the 86-year-old woman wanted a home where she could meet new friends, continue to be independent and play her beloved bridge.

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Topics: Retirement Community, Retirement Lifestyle

What is Assisted Living and How Do I Know if It’s Right for Me?

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Oct 20, 2015 9:19:05 AM

Written By: Molly Kavanaugh

Some of the signs can be subtle that a loved one should consider moving to an assisted living community.  A pile of unopened mail.  Stale or expired foods in the refrigerator.  Lack of interest in the weekly bridge or book club.

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Topics: Retirement Lifestyle

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