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Kendal at Oberlin Blog

Kendal at Oberlin Celebrates National Volunteer Week

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Apr 17, 2018 9:08:00 AM

Much of the dedication that Kendal men and women applied to their professional and personal pursuits in years past is now focused on volunteering their time to help others, both near and far.

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Topics: Active Lifestyle

Plan Your Day Trip to Oberlin

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Apr 10, 2018 8:30:00 AM

Looking for a delicious ethnic meal or cafe? You probably have a favorite go-to city or town. Ditto for eclectic shops, parks and cultural centers.

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Topics: Active Lifestyle

Women’s Movement: Looking Back, Moving Forward

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Apr 3, 2018 9:31:59 AM

Women’s History Month in March is an opportunity for women to reflect on issues they dealt with and fought for during their lifetime, and how the landscape of women’s rights looks today.

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Topics: Active Lifestyle, Retirement Community

Benefits of Mindfulness for Healthy Aging

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Mar 27, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Mindfulness is on a lot of our minds these days. We are encouraged to eat slowly, to practice gratitude and yoga, to power down the smartphone and look up at the sky, all with the aim of cultivating more mindfulness.

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Topics: Healthy Aging, Retirement Community

Oberlin: A Great Place to Visit or Call Home

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Mar 22, 2018 9:00:00 AM

I was a reporter in the Plain Dealer’s Lorain County Bureau for about 15 years. On a slow news day, we’d often drive south to Oberlin. “There’s always something going on there,” we figured. Usually, we were right.

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Topics: Active Lifestyle

Beyond the Tax Deduction: Why and How to Support Favorite Charities

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Mar 20, 2018 9:00:00 AM

As we prepare our tax returns for 2017, we do so with a curious eye on how the new tax law will impact our bottom line in the coming year.

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) signed into law by President Trump at the end of 2017 changed tax rates and brackets, and raised standard deductions . The standard deduction increase—$12,000 for individuals, $18,000 for heads of household and $24,000 for married couples filing jointly—means fewer people will find it financially feasible to itemize.
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Topics: Healthy Aging, Retirement Community

Second Generation Kendal Residents

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Mar 15, 2018 10:25:26 AM

During Ruth Graf’s decade living at Kendal at Oberlin, her daughter Tina always looked forward to her visits. Tina enjoyed their mother/daughter time together, but that’s not the only reason she liked coming to Kendal.

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Resident Story: Gordon and Barbara Evans

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Mar 13, 2018 9:02:00 AM

Barbara and Gordon Evans have been on the move since they met 60-plus years ago at Antioch College.

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Topics: Retirement Community, Retirement Lifestyle

Resident Story – Dennis and Judy Cook

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Mar 8, 2018 9:01:00 AM

Music aficionados Judy and Dennis Cook didn’t miss a beat when they moved to Kendal at Oberlin in 2013.

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Eating for a Healthy Mind and Body

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Mar 6, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Eating the right foods to maintain a healthy mind and body is a year-round activity. That said, even super-nutrition minded men and women occasionally fall off the “good food” wagon.  

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Topics: Healthy Aging