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Kendal at Oberlin Blog

Molly Kavanaugh

Recent Posts

Downsizing Tips: Where to Donate Your Belongings

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Nov 15, 2018 3:00:00 PM

If you’re thinking about moving to a retirement community, condo or smaller home, you’ve probably read an article or two about downsizing and these 3 key points are not new:

  1. Your children don’t want your stuff;
  2. Your stuff isn’t worth what you think it is;
  3. You have too much stuff.
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Topics: Retirement Community

Winter Travel in Northern Ohio

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Nov 8, 2018 2:37:18 PM

I am a native Buckeye and have lived in Ohio almost my entire life. Yet, I still find new places to explore and old favorites worth a second or — in the case of Lake Erie — 100th visit.  

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Topics: Active Lifestyle

How Does Music Benefit Brain Health?

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Oct 23, 2018 4:15:00 PM

It was June 1970, New York City. I had just graduated from a Cincinnati high school and was riding in a taxicab with my friend Mary Gene, heading to Star Lake Camp for a summer job.

The radio was on:  

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Topics: Healthy Aging

Book Lovers: Must-Read Books Published in 2018

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Oct 11, 2018 12:37:34 PM

I like books and I like lists and I’m a baby boomer so I’ve got a bucket list, which is why this book got my attention: 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die by James Mustich.

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Topics: Lifelong Learning

10 Steps to a Healthy and Happy Brain

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Sep 19, 2018 11:14:14 AM

We know the value of an annual physical. After reviewing blood and urine samples, taking our blood pressure, administering an EKG and other tests, our doctor can give us a good picture of our physical health.  

But what about our brain health?

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Topics: Healthy Aging

Dementia Advocacy at Kendal

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Sep 12, 2018 10:02:25 AM

There are currently estimated to be over 46 million people worldwide living with dementia, and by 2050 the number of people affected is set to rise to over 131 million.  

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Topics: Retirement Community

Top 5 Financial Questions to Ask a Prospective Life Plan Community

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Aug 16, 2018 9:00:00 AM

For many of us, buying a starter house years ago meant taking a crash course in homebuying  101. Mortgage points? PMI? Title insurance? Closing costs? We had a lot to learn, but most of us passed the test and made a sound financial decision.

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Topics: Retirement Community

Downtown Cleveland Activities Perfect for Groups

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Aug 8, 2018 9:00:43 AM

Grab a friend or a friendly group and head to Cleveland, a lakefront city rocking and rolling with lots to do day and night. It doesn’t matter if you and your friends are foodies or cultural enthusiasts, nature lovers or sports fans, this North Coast city will more than satisfy your hunger.

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Topics: Active Lifestyle

Top 3 Spots to Paddle in Northeast Ohio

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Aug 1, 2018 9:30:00 AM

Ed and Anne Wardwell’s marriage began in 1970, and so did their affection for canoeing.

For years they explored the Cuyahoga River and other waterways near their home in Shaker Heights. Now residents of Kendal at Oberlin, the couple heads south to Findley State Park in Wellington or north to their favorite spot, Old Woman Creek in Huron.

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Topics: Active Lifestyle, Retirement Community

Oberlin’s Rich History of Diversity

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jul 25, 2018 9:56:04 AM

Heading south on the main road leading into Oberlin, a historical marker greets you:

“Oberlin Town and College Founded 1833.

First to Welcome Male and Female Students of All Races.”

The city was considered a safe place for escaped slaves and home to many ardent abolitionists and women’s rights pioneers. As the gay rights movement got underway in the early 1970s, Oberlin College was in the forefront.  

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Topics: Lifelong Learning