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Kendal at Oberlin Blog

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: Active Lifestyle, Intergenerational

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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Kendal Creates Part 3

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jun 20, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Kendal at Oberlin residents are a creative bunch, and the biennial “Kendal Creates” celebrates their collective creativity.

They are photographers, painters and potters, woodworkers and fiber artists, and more.

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Topics: Retirement Community, Healthy Aging

Kendal Creates Part 2

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jun 13, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Sheila Eckstein has sketched and painted her way through Oberlin and the Southwest states. Two very different landscapes for sure, but using watercolors and mixed media sketches she finds colors and patterns to illuminate their special features.

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Topics: Retirement Community, Active Lifestyle

Kendal Creates

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jun 1, 2018 9:56:01 AM

Kendal at Oberlin is home to many creative men and women, and the diverse, artistic talents of 40 residents are being showcased this summer in Kendal’s three galleries.

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Topics: Retirement Lifestyle, Active Lifestyle

25 & Proud

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on May 23, 2018 9:00:00 AM

About a dozen Kendal at Oberlin residents have come together to celebrate and educate the Kendal community about the contributions and concerns of older LGBT men and women.  The interest group is named “25 & Proud” to reflect the community’s 25th anniversary this year that includes a history of inclusiveness for residents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.

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Topics: Retirement Community

Kendal Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on May 16, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Kendal at Oberlin: 25 Years Strong

That was the headline in a spring Oberlin College Artist Recital Series program, just one of the dozens of ways Kendal and the larger community are celebrating Kendal’s 25th anniversary.

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Topics: Retirement Community

Walk or Run for a Healthy Heart

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on May 9, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Spring has finally arrived in Northern Ohio, which means it’s (finally) time to head outdoors and get some exercise in the warm fresh air.

One of the easiest ways to get moving is to walk or run. The blooming trees, chirping birds and sunshine can make the activity feel less like exercise and more like an enjoyable activity.

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Topics: Healthy Aging