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Molly Kavanaugh

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Downsizing to a Smaller Home: Getting Started

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Oct 14, 2019 4:46:09 PM

As we grow older, our piles of stuff grow larger. We have books and mementos from our early years, camping gear, toys and travel treasures from our middle years, and photographs, clothes, furniture, hobbies, and family heirlooms we have collected throughout the years.

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Topics: Retirement Community

Benefits of Life at a CCRC for Single Retirees

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Oct 8, 2019 7:00:00 AM

 

Single men and women approach retirement with many of the same issues as couples, and one of the biggest ones is where to live. Do you stay in your current home and neighborhood, or downsize and move to a smaller place in a warmer climate? Buy a condo or rent an apartment? Or move to a continuing care retirement community (CCRC)?

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Topics: Retirement Community

Explore These Financial Resources From Kendal at Oberlin

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Sep 23, 2019 10:07:00 AM

Fill an auditorium with Baby Boomers, ask them to talk about aging issues, and one of the top concerns you’ll hear is finding the right place to call home.  

Boomers like choice, and when it comes to housing, they have lots of options:

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Topics: Financial Planning

Outer Space and Presidents: The Best Historical Sites in Ohio

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Sep 18, 2019 10:09:41 AM

One way to better understand our country’s future is to learn more about our past, and the state of Ohio is full of historic guideposts. 

Driving around the Buckeye state during the colorful fall foliage is a perfect time to explore, so let’s get started.

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Topics: Active Lifestyle, Lifelong Learning

Older Adult Diet Guidelines

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Sep 12, 2019 2:18:30 PM

As the year goes by many of our good eating habits can easily go by the wayside. Sure, this is the season when fresh fruits and vegetables are plentiful, but so are fruit pies, ice cream stands and tailgating parties. Soon the holidays will be upon us and that means more opportunities to slide down the slippery sweet slope.

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Topics: Healthy Aging

Start Gaining the Benefits of Lifelong Learning Today

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Sep 4, 2019 1:49:47 PM

A year ago, Robin Lauren was busy moving out of her Chicago-area home and into Kendal at Oberlin. Now she’s busy buying books, highlighters and other school supplies.

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Topics: Lifelong Learning

Downsizing Tales: Maggie and Molly Downsize and Move

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Aug 26, 2019 8:59:07 AM

It certainly is a brand-new year which will be filled with changes. Though a little scary to think about letting go of our routine and comfort zone, very exciting to think about what is in store for us.

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Topics: Active Lifestyle, Future Planning

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

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