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Kendal at Oberlin Blog

Molly Kavanaugh

Recent Posts

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

Memory Enhancement Course

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jul 18, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Megan Caracciolo was looking for a meaningful internship that would further her college studies in gerontology.

Retired geriatric physician Lal Arora was looking for a meaningful opportunity to use his expertise.

The two joined forces this summer and the result is a meaningful intergenerational collaboration that created a memory enhancement course for Kendal at Oberlin residents.

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Topics: Healthy Aging, Retirement Community

LGBT and Aging

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jul 11, 2018 10:28:20 AM

Kendal residents Robert Taylor and Ted Nowick have been partners since 1975.  

“As you can see, the LGBT community here at Kendal at Oberlin has grown significantly since 2003, when Ted and I moved here as the first openly gay residents,” Robert told a recent crowd of several hundred people who had gathered to hear personal stories from Kendal’s gay, lesbian and transgender residents.

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Topics: Retirement Community

4 Ohio Day Trips Perfect for Summer

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jul 4, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Northern Ohio residents can get away for a day and feel like they’ve been gone a week. We have a Great Lake in our backyard or we can step back in time, explore a big city and escape into nature.

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Topics: Intergenerational, Active Lifestyle

14th Annual Fun Fitness Week

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jun 27, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Every summer Kendal at Oberlin residents and staff combine fun with fitness for a weeklong celebration of creativity, camaraderie and non-competitiveness.  

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