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Kendal at Oberlin Blog

Celebrating Our Fathers

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jun 10, 2019 4:30:00 PM

Father’s Day is kind of a Johnny-come-lately holiday, having been a national celebration only since 1972. Mother’s Day, on the other hand, got the country’s blessing years earlier.

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Topics: Intergenerational

Kendal is the Place for Avid Art Volunteers

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on May 31, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Artistic expression abounds at Kendal at Oberlin.

The life plan community has three distinct art galleries always filled with eclectic exhibits (including the current Kendal Collects exhibit). Hallways and other public areas are decorated with 600 pieces donated by residents, an art studio for residents to paint and pursue other artistic endeavors, and a calendar packed with art lectures and classes.

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Topics: Retirement Community

America's Treasured Places: Our National Parks

Posted by Terry Kovach on May 23, 2019 12:47:44 PM

What comes to mind when you think about our national parks? Do you envision the amazing vistas of the Grand Canyon, or perhaps wild and wonderful Yellowstone? America’s national parks are a travel destination for millions of us year-to-year. Let’s check out some numbers:

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Topics: Healthy Aging, Travel

You're Needed: The Powerful Benefits of Volunteering

Posted by Kendal at Oberlin on May 17, 2019 12:58:54 PM

Ask your local church, food bank, arts organization or other favorite non-profit the value of their volunteers and you’re likely to hear a variety of superlative words that express a similar sentiment: Volunteers are essential to its mission.

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Topics: Healthy Aging, Retirement Community

Celebrating Our Mothers

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on May 9, 2019 5:05:54 PM

I was born on Mother’s Day. Over the course of our 63 years together, the second Sunday in May meant dual celebrations, including Mother’s Day 1989, a week after I became a mother (pictured here). The best celebrations, my mother would tell you, were the ones we spent together.

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Topics: Intergenerational

Intergenerational Relationships Flourish in the Dining Room

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on May 3, 2019 10:46:09 AM

Brendan Ortiz started working at Kendal in the dining rooms when he was a freshman at Oberlin High School. During the past four years he says he learned not just time management and responsibility, but also what life is like at Kendal.

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Topics: Intergenerational, Retirement Community

Captivating Books About Older Adults

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Apr 25, 2019 4:05:03 PM

After the death of her long-time husband, Lola is very lonely. When she rents an older cat over the Internet, her days gradually brighten and become meaningful. Lola and the Rent-a-Cat, written by Dutch writer Ceseli Josephus Jitta, is a children’s book that explores issues about grief and aging.

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Topics: Active Lifestyle, Lifelong Learning

An Important Decision: Picking a Retirement Community

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Apr 17, 2019 3:00:39 PM

Finding someone you want to spend the rest of your life with takes time. The two of you may start out as friends then discover a spark, begin dating casually and then more seriously until you decide to make a lifelong commitment.

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Topics: Retirement Community

Kendal Volunteers: The Kendalight

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Apr 12, 2019 12:37:29 PM

“Three Cheers for our Kendal Volunteers” reads a headline in a recent issue of The Kendalight, the residents’ monthly newsletter.

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Topics: Retirement Community

Is Kendal at Oberlin a Good Financial Fit for You?

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Apr 5, 2019 11:12:42 AM

When it comes to selecting a life plan community, older adults are looking for a retirement community that’s a good fit for them. There are lots of criteria for potential residents to consider - location, floor plan options, health care services, diversity and walkability, to name just a few.

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Topics: Retirement Community

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