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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

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

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

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