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Kendal at Oberlin Blog

Kendal at Oberlin

Recent Posts

Oberlin College Students Study Intergenerational Programs at Kendal

Posted by Kendal at Oberlin on Jan 23, 2020 5:12:24 PM

Oberlin College students Mikaela de Lemos and Marika Mortimer-Lotke embarked on a 30-hour class project about the benefits of intergenerational learning. They visited Kendal at Oberlin’s Early Learning Center and interviewed both community residents and parents of the children. Here are their observations.

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Topics: Intergenerational, Active Lifestyle, Lifelong Learning

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

2018 Tax Changes and Older Adults

Posted by Kendal at Oberlin on Jan 10, 2019 4:11:48 PM

In late December 2017, Congress passed a major reform of the Internal Revenue Code, known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Now it’s time to pay close attention to these changes as we gather our 2018 records and prepare federal taxes.

The biggest change that affects all taxpayers is the standard deduction amount. The new tax law almost doubles the previous standard deduction amount to $24,000 for married filing jointly, $12,000 for single filers, and $18,000 for heads of households. This increase means that while in past years you might have itemized, this year you might be better off taking the standard deduction.

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Topics: Future Planning

Kendal’s 25th Anniversary: A Year-long Celebration

Posted by Kendal at Oberlin on Sep 5, 2018 11:54:37 AM

It’s no secret that Kendal at Oberlin is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. It’s also no surprise, given the creative, talented and energetic men and women who call Kendal home, that the celebration is eclectic and extensive.  

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Topics: Retirement Community

How is Kendal a Resident-Driven Community?

Posted by Kendal at Oberlin on Aug 28, 2018 8:54:22 AM

More than 25 years ago, future residents of Kendal at Oberlin planted the seeds for how the retirement community would operate. The community would be based on Quaker values and practices, and residents would have a strong voice in all aspects of community life — social, cultural, intellectual and governance.   

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Topics: Retirement Community

Farm Fresh: Shop at Your Local Farmers’ Markets

Posted by Kendal at Oberlin on Aug 25, 2017 9:46:26 AM

Local farmers’ markets have been providing fresh, seasonal, and locally produced foods for generations. However, in recent years, there has been a growing number of local markets throughout the United States.  An increasingly health-conscious nation is beginning to show interest in local and wholesome nutrition. This farm-to-table movement is proving to make stronger communities, grow the economy, and build a healthier population.

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Topics: Healthy Aging

Kendal Collects Art Show

Posted by Kendal at Oberlin on Jun 15, 2017 9:41:51 AM

The eclectic and diverse interests and livelihoods of Kendal at Oberlin residents are on display this summer in the community’s three art galleries.

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Topics: Retirement Community

Planning Your Financial Future

Posted by Kendal at Oberlin on Jun 5, 2017 10:16:53 AM

All your life you’ve been saving for retirement. But now that it’s here, you’re wondering if it will be enough.

Older Americans fear running out of money more than death, according to several recent studies. That fear, unfortunately, is based on fact.

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Topics: Retirement Community

Will You Live to 100?

Posted by Kendal at Oberlin on Apr 25, 2017 10:11:48 AM

More and more people are living to 100 in the developed nations of the world. In the U.S., only .0015% of the population reached the age of 100 in 1950. In 2010, that number increased dramatically to .0173%.

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Topics: Healthy Aging