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Molly Kavanaugh

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Decluttering and Downsizing

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Mar 28, 2019 2:08:57 PM

Over the years professional organizer Lynne Poulton has helped dozens of clients downsize and declutter, but now she is knee-deep in the most important assignment of her career. She is helping her parents, 82 and 83 years old, move from their St. Louis home of 55 years into a retirement community in Ohio.

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Topics: Retirement Community

Kendal Residents Still Actively Engaged in their Careers

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Mar 25, 2019 1:43:00 PM

As Baby Boomers reach “official” retirement age (66 for most of them), many are taking a pass.

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Topics: Retirement Community, Retirement Lifestyle

Wellness Programs at Kendal at Oberlin

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Mar 20, 2019 8:59:48 AM

Water yoga and tap dancing classes — in all about 40 hours of land and water fitness classes weekly.

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Topics: Healthy Aging, Retirement Community

Volunteer Opportunities in Oberlin

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Mar 6, 2019 3:26:27 PM

In a diverse, engaged city like Oberlin, volunteerism is an integral part of life for lots of residents and employees.

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Topics: Active Lifestyle

Meditation Benefits for Older Adults

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Feb 28, 2019 10:59:15 AM

When Judi Bachrach’s husband died, she lost both a soulmate of nearly 50 years and a caregiver who helped her with the challenges of multiple sclerosis.

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Topics: Healthy Aging, Retirement Community

Heart Healthy Exercises

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Feb 20, 2019 2:02:01 PM

When it comes to keeping our heart in shape, we need to pay attention to what we eat and drink. But following a diet that includes more fruits and vegetables and less sodium and fats isn’t the only ingredient for a healthy heart.

We also need exercise to get our body in shape.

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Topics: Healthy Aging, Retirement Community

Meet Three of Kendal's Lifelong Learners - And See How You Can Get Involved

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Feb 8, 2019 10:24:24 AM

A few years ago, 99-year-old Doreetha Daniels received her associate’s degree in social sciences. Her goal was simple – she wanted to better herself.

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Topics: Lifelong Learning

Romantic Dinners

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Feb 6, 2019 3:16:39 PM

As Valentine’s Day approaches, many couples like to find a restaurant with dim lights, candle-lit tables, a vase of fresh roses, maybe a fireplace and other warm touches.

When it comes to romantic dining, a few restaurants in Northeast Ohio top the list year-round. Other restaurants amp up the romantic quotient this time of year.  In other words, lots of choices for couples who want to eat out on Feb. 14, a Thursday this year, or the weekend before or after.

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Topics: Active Lifestyle

A Healthy New Year

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jan 31, 2019 11:28:40 AM

We start the new year with a new date, but often with an old resolution – eat better or exercise more or a variation of the two. Something is obviously awry. Yes, change is not easy.

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Topics: Active Lifestyle

Winter Regional Travel

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jan 22, 2019 10:19:48 AM

One of the many perks I’m looking forward to when my husband and I retire is traveling when we want, not at the whim of workplace calendars. Years ago, my husband was a photographer for a TV station and could not get time off during the rating “sweeps” periods. (OK, they did make an exception for the birth of our May baby.) Now he’s a teacher, and travel is limited to school breaks and the two months in the summer when the rest of the country is also on the move.

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Topics: Active Lifestyle

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