<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none;" alt="" src="https://analytics.twitter.com/i/adsct?txn_id=nuqgh&amp;p_id=Twitter&amp;tw_sale_amount=0&amp;tw_order_quantity=0"> <img height="1" width="1" style="display:none;" alt="" src="//t.co/i/adsct?txn_id=nuqgh&amp;p_id=Twitter&amp;tw_sale_amount=0&amp;tw_order_quantity=0">

Kendal at Oberlin Blog

Molly Kavanaugh

Recent Posts

Feel Better with Meditation and Mindfulness

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Mar 31, 2020 10:43:33 AM

The benefits of meditation, tai chi and other mindful activities are many and varied. According to Mayo Clinic:

“Meditation can give you a sense of calm, peace and balance that can benefit both your emotional well-being and your overall health.

Read More

Topics: Healthy Aging, COVID-19 Resources

Staying Fit while Socially Distant

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Mar 20, 2020 3:37:27 PM

I was a runner for about 30 years but as I neared my 60th birthday, an active puppy and arthritis aches turned me into a walker. For cardio, I went to the gym.

The other day I laced on my shoes (thankfully my HOKAs are good for running too) dug out my old running jacket and tights and headed outside. Turns out I’m not alone.

Read More

Topics: Healthy Aging

Coping with Anxiety During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Mar 16, 2020 12:28:46 PM

Washing hands properly and practicing social distancing – we probably have these and other prevention tools down pat so we don’t become infected with COVID-19. 

But tips to stay mentally healthy in the face of this pandemic – well maybe our toolbox needs more tools.

Read More

Topics: Healthy Aging

The SECURE Act: Tax Planning for 2020

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Mar 4, 2020 4:09:59 PM

With holiday and end-of-year celebrations you might have missed the tax news out of Washington in late December. President Donald Trump signed the SECURE Act that made changes to how we save money for retirement and how we use money in retirement, mostly starting in 2020.

Read More

Topics: Financial Planning, Future Planning

Residents and College Students Connect in Oberlin

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Feb 29, 2020 10:26:23 AM

Jill Tvaroha, Kendal’s Wellness coordinator, provides residents with exercises and other tools to improve balance, maintain proper posture and prevent injuries.

Across town Jennifer Shults, a chiropractor and Oberlin College instructor, covers the same ground with college students in a class entitled “Body Re-Education and Functional Anatomy”

So Jill and Jennifer, who are friends, decided to team up.

Read More

Topics: Intergenerational, Lifelong Learning, Retirement Community

Why Should Downsizing be Called Rightsizing?

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Feb 21, 2020 7:30:00 AM

As we think about moving to a new home to enjoy growing older, many of us let our stuff dictate the size of our house, condo or apartment.

Before you head down that road, stop and take a look at your stuff.

Read More

Topics: Active Lifestyle, Retirement Lifestyle

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

Topics: Financial Planning