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Molly Kavanaugh

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Celebrating 20 Years of the Oberlin Farmers Market

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Aug 19, 2019 2:54:50 PM

Just like harvest season, the Oberlin Farmers Market ebbs and flows too.  

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Topics: Active Lifestyle

Resources to Help You Navigate the Grieving Process

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Aug 12, 2019 11:19:41 AM

When it comes to grief, there is no one-size-fits-all balm to ease the pain. Thankfully, there are a myriad of resources available to help bring comfort to those who are grieving.  

One of the best resources we can offer those who are grieving is our presence.

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Topics: Healthy Aging

Re-Imagining Dementia: Kendal at Oberlin Strives for Change

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Aug 2, 2019 10:00:00 AM

With book clubs, monthly newsletter articles, a memory enhancement course and dementia awareness training, Kendal at Oberlin residents and staff have been “re-imagining dementia” for some time, which helps explain why they were invited to present at the Dementia Action Alliance’s “Re-Imagining Dementia” conference in Atlanta this summer. 

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Topics: Retirement Community

Music Matters at Kendal

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jul 25, 2019 10:08:10 AM

With a world-renowned Conservatory of Music that offers more than 500 performances annually, Oberlin is a popular destination for music lovers of all ages and sensibilities. 

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Topics: Intergenerational, Active Lifestyle, Retirement Lifestyle

Your Guide to Summer Fun in Oberlin, Ohio

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jul 19, 2019 9:41:19 AM

This time of year, sailors, anglers and swimmers head off to Lake Erie, baseball fans and diners to downtown Cleveland, families and coaster enthusiasts to Cedar Point and music lovers to Blossom Museum Center. But Oberlin minus students is still a city steeped in entertainment and outdoor intergenerational fun, so let’s get started.

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Topics: Intergenerational, Active Lifestyle

An Eclectic Art Collection at Kendal Collects 2019

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jul 10, 2019 3:28:56 PM

Mary and Tom Van Nortwick have been collecting Japanese woodblock prints since they met in the late 1980s. The couple, 80 prints in tow, arrived at Kendal two years ago, just as the Kendal Collects exhibit was going down.

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Topics: Retirement Community

A New Guidebook to Cleveland's Thriving Restaurant Scene

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jun 24, 2019 9:39:53 AM

Ten years ago, husband and wife travel writers David Molyneaux and Fran Golden would have been hard-pressed to fill a book about Cleveland’s restaurant and foodie scene. Today that task was easy, and the result is a delicious and diverse guidebook called “Unique Eats and Eateries of Cleveland” (Reedy Press, $20.95).

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Topics: Active Lifestyle

Kendal at Oberlin Celebrates Pride Week

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jun 17, 2019 8:53:00 AM

From its start, Kendal at Oberlin has been a welcoming community for older adults of all races, cultures and sexual orientations. But last year, as the life plan community celebrated its 25th anniversary, a group of gay, lesbian and transgender residents decided to form a group to support each other and educate the larger community.

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Topics: Retirement Community

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

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