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Baby Boomers and Aging

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Nov 21, 2018 1:22:37 PM

Like every chapter of their lives, Baby Boomers have redefined what it means to work and play, form relationships and find inner peace, and now grow old.

Even our language is undergoing a change as we talk about Boomers. For some Boomers, full retirement age is defined by Social Security as 65, for others 66 or 67. But many “retired” Boomers are or plan to continue working.

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Topics: Healthy Aging, Retirement Community

Downsizing Tips: Where to Donate Your Belongings

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Nov 15, 2018 3:00:00 PM

If you’re thinking about moving to a retirement community, condo or smaller home, you’ve probably read an article or two about downsizing and these 3 key points are not new:

  1. Your children don’t want your stuff;
  2. Your stuff isn’t worth what you think it is;
  3. You have too much stuff.
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Topics: Retirement Community

Winter Travel in Northern Ohio

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Nov 8, 2018 2:37:18 PM

I am a native Buckeye and have lived in Ohio almost my entire life. Yet, I still find new places to explore and old favorites worth a second or — in the case of Lake Erie — 100th visit.  

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Topics: Active Lifestyle

How Does Music Benefit Brain Health?

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Oct 23, 2018 4:15:00 PM

It was June 1970, New York City. I had just graduated from a Cincinnati high school and was riding in a taxicab with my friend Mary Gene, heading to Star Lake Camp for a summer job.

The radio was on:  

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Topics: Healthy Aging

Book Lovers: Must-Read Books Published in 2018

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Oct 11, 2018 12:37:34 PM

I like books and I like lists and I’m a baby boomer so I’ve got a bucket list, which is why this book got my attention: 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die by James Mustich.

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Topics: Lifelong Learning

10 Steps to a Healthy and Happy Brain

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Sep 19, 2018 11:14:14 AM

We know the value of an annual physical. After reviewing blood and urine samples, taking our blood pressure, administering an EKG and other tests, our doctor can give us a good picture of our physical health.  

But what about our brain health?

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Topics: Healthy Aging

Dementia Advocacy at Kendal

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Sep 12, 2018 10:02:25 AM

There are currently estimated to be over 46 million people worldwide living with dementia, and by 2050 the number of people affected is set to rise to over 131 million.  

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Topics: Retirement Community

Kendal’s 25th Anniversary: A Year-long Celebration

Posted by Kendal at Oberlin on Sep 5, 2018 11:54:37 AM

It’s no secret that Kendal at Oberlin is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. It’s also no surprise, given the creative, talented and energetic men and women who call Kendal home, that the celebration is eclectic and extensive.  

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Topics: Retirement Community

How is Kendal a Resident-Driven Community?

Posted by Kendal at Oberlin on Aug 28, 2018 8:54:22 AM

More than 25 years ago, future residents of Kendal at Oberlin planted the seeds for how the retirement community would operate. The community would be based on Quaker values and practices, and residents would have a strong voice in all aspects of community life — social, cultural, intellectual and governance.   

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Topics: Retirement Community

Meatless Mondays: Why Go Meatless? And Why on Monday?

Posted by Sue Campbell, RD, LD on Aug 22, 2018 2:15:36 PM

A vegetarian diet is not for everyone. But is there a benefit to considering just one day per week when you do not eat meat? A number of organizations are introducing the concept of “Meatless Monday” as an option for healthier eating… and maybe a healthier planet.

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Topics: Healthy Aging

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