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Kendal at Oberlin Blog

Intergenerational Relationships Flourish in the Dining Room

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on May 3, 2019 10:46:09 AM

Brendan Ortiz started working at Kendal in the dining rooms when he was a freshman at Oberlin High School. During the past four years he says he learned not just time management and responsibility, but also what life is like at Kendal.

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Topics: Intergenerational, Retirement Community

Captivating Books About Older Adults

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Apr 25, 2019 4:05:03 PM

After the death of her long-time husband, Lola is very lonely. When she rents an older cat over the Internet, her days gradually brighten and become meaningful. Lola and the Rent-a-Cat, written by Dutch writer Ceseli Josephus Jitta, is a children’s book that explores issues about grief and aging.

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Topics: Active Lifestyle, Lifelong Learning

An Important Decision: Picking a Retirement Community

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Apr 17, 2019 3:00:39 PM

Finding someone you want to spend the rest of your life with takes time. The two of you may start out as friends then discover a spark, begin dating casually and then more seriously until you decide to make a lifelong commitment.

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Topics: Retirement Community

Kendal Volunteers: The Kendalight

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Apr 12, 2019 12:37:29 PM

“Three Cheers for our Kendal Volunteers” reads a headline in a recent issue of The Kendalight, the residents’ monthly newsletter.

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Topics: Retirement Community

Is Kendal at Oberlin a Good Financial Fit for You?

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Apr 5, 2019 11:12:42 AM

When it comes to selecting a life plan community, older adults are looking for a retirement community that’s a good fit for them. There are lots of criteria for potential residents to consider - location, floor plan options, health care services, diversity and walkability, to name just a few.

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Topics: Retirement Community

National Nutrition Month: Nutritional Eating Tips for Older Adults

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Mar 29, 2019 1:55:28 PM

When it comes to eating healthy, less is more and dark green, red and orange veggies are best. Sure, eating healthy is a year-round activity, but during March, National Nutrition Month, health experts give us a refresher course on what to eat to stay healthy and active.

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Topics: Healthy Aging

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

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