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Molly Kavanaugh

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When is the Best Time to Move to a Retirement Community?

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Feb 13, 2020 5:08:00 PM

When it comes to deciding to move to a life plan community, older adults find that the best time to do so depends on their personal situation.

That said, because life plan or continuing care retirement communities (CCRC's) provide a wide range of housing options, social activities and services for current and future needs, many people find it makes sense to move sooner rather than later.

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Topics: Active Lifestyle, Retirement Community

MoneyGauge Helps You Decide if Kendal is an Affordable Option

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Feb 8, 2020 1:03:19 PM

We all use calculators for simple tasks, such as balancing a checkbook or figuring out a restaurant tip.  But wouldn’t it be great to have a tool to help answer a major money question, such as “Can I afford to move to a life plan community like Kendal at Oberlin?”

Good news – now you can.

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Topics: Financial Planning, Future Planning

5 Financial Questions to Ask About a Life Plan Community

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jan 31, 2020 12:31:05 PM

You’ve made the decision to move to a continuing care retirement community, a “CCRC,” but with 2,000 life plan communities in the United States how do you find one that is right for you now and in the future? 

Sure, location, cost and amenities are major factors to consider, but so is the financial stability of the life plan community.

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Topics: Financial Planning, Future Planning

Tax Considerations for Older Adults Filing in 2020

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jan 16, 2020 2:53:02 PM

We start the new year with resolutions and goals, an updated bucket list, travel plans and a list of books to read and movies to see. But as January flows into February, the snail mail and email from employers, banks, investment firms and the like remind us of another project at hand. 

Sure, Tax Day is still weeks away, but ‘tis the season to get papers in order, meet with a financial adviser and start whittling away on the IRS return, or hire someone to do it.

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Topics: Financial Planning

What’s New at Kendal at Oberlin?

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jan 10, 2020 4:25:43 PM

Flower arrangements throughout hallways and other public spaces. Healthy and creative cuisine in the dining rooms. Eclectic art in the three galleries. Entertainment – musical, theatrical, educational – in the auditorium. Daily fitness classes in the indoor pools and exercise rooms.  

Everyday, Kendal residents expect all of the above, and more. But a new year means new things at the 26-year-old community and its grounds, buildings and programs. Here are some of the highlights to come in 2020, starting with a topic of interest to people who are considering a move to Kendal.

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Topics: Active Lifestyle, Retirement Community

How We Knew: Three Residents Share Their Journeys to Kendal

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Dec 20, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Oberlin College alumni Bruce Harker and Anne Palmer spent nearly a decade deciding that Kendal at Oberlin was the best life plan community for them.

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Topics: Retirement Community

How We Celebrate the Holidays at Kendal at Oberlin

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Dec 13, 2019 12:12:21 PM

Holiday celebrations at Kendal at Oberlin are diverse, creative and lively, just like the people who live here. The celebrations reflect various cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds. And they feature activities for young and old, with ample opportunities to participate or sit in the audience.

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Topics: Retirement Community

What are Kendal at Oberlin Residents Reading?

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Dec 10, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Whether it’s online or hard copy, fiction or non-poetry or prose, contemporary or classic, magazine or journal, Kendal residents are readers. 

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Topics: Lifelong Learning, Retirement Community

Oberlin-Area Holiday Events

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Dec 2, 2019 9:00:00 AM

It’s a wonderful life in and around Oberlin this time of year. The area is packed with holiday light displays, concerts and other festivities, both indoors and out. Make plans before your calendar fills up - add a few of the events below to your list.

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Topics: Active Lifestyle

What Makes Healthy Families Tick? Kendal Resident Has the Answer.

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Nov 25, 2019 9:54:00 AM

When it comes to family well-being, Kendal resident Linda Bell has worn three hats during her adult life. With a Ph.D. in psychology, Linda is a family researcher and therapist. She’s also a wife to David (53 years) and mother to two sons and one daughter.

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Topics: Healthy Aging, Retirement Community

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