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Kendal at Oberlin Blog

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

Retirement Is the Time to Do What You Love

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jun 23, 2015 1:59:14 PM

Have you recently retired from a long-time career? What are your plans now that you have more “free time” than you’ve ever had in a very long time?  Whether you are considering an encore career, travel, or spending more time with loved ones, this is truly the time to do the things you love. It’s a time when you can develop fulfilling relationships, nurture your interests and follow your passions.

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Topics: Retirement Lifestyle

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