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Kendal at Oberlin Blog

Why Should Downsizing be Called Rightsizing?

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Feb 21, 2020 7:30:00 AM

As we think about moving to a new home to enjoy growing older, many of us let our stuff dictate the size of our house, condo or apartment.

Before you head down that road, stop and take a look at your stuff.

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Topics: Active Lifestyle, Retirement Lifestyle

When is the Best Time to Move to a Retirement Community?

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Feb 13, 2020 5:08:00 PM

When it comes to deciding to move to a life plan community, older adults find that the best time to do so depends on their personal situation.

That said, because life plan or continuing care retirement communities (CCRC's) provide a wide range of housing options, social activities and services for current and future needs, many people find it makes sense to move sooner rather than later.

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Topics: Active Lifestyle, Retirement Community

Oberlin College Students Study Intergenerational Programs at Kendal

Posted by Kendal at Oberlin on Jan 23, 2020 5:12:24 PM

Oberlin College students Mikaela de Lemos and Marika Mortimer-Lotke embarked on a 30-hour class project about the benefits of intergenerational learning. They visited Kendal at Oberlin’s Early Learning Center and interviewed both community residents and parents of the children. Here are their observations.

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Topics: Intergenerational, Active Lifestyle, Lifelong Learning

What’s New at Kendal at Oberlin?

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jan 10, 2020 4:25:43 PM

Flower arrangements throughout hallways and other public spaces. Healthy and creative cuisine in the dining rooms. Eclectic art in the three galleries. Entertainment – musical, theatrical, educational – in the auditorium. Daily fitness classes in the indoor pools and exercise rooms.  

Everyday, Kendal residents expect all of the above, and more. But a new year means new things at the 26-year-old community and its grounds, buildings and programs. Here are some of the highlights to come in 2020, starting with a topic of interest to people who are considering a move to Kendal.

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Topics: Active Lifestyle, Retirement Community

Oberlin-Area Holiday Events

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Dec 2, 2019 9:00:00 AM

It’s a wonderful life in and around Oberlin this time of year. The area is packed with holiday light displays, concerts and other festivities, both indoors and out. Make plans before your calendar fills up - add a few of the events below to your list.

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Topics: Active Lifestyle

Beyond Pumpkin: Favorite Fall Recipes to Try

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Nov 1, 2019 1:20:27 PM

In the old days, our exposure to pumpkins included carving them at Halloween and eating them in pie on Thanksgiving. Today, the grocery aisles are so full of pumpkin eats and treats that it’s enough to make us say phooey on pumpkin.

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Topics: Active Lifestyle

Your 2019 Ohio Fall Foliage Guide

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Oct 21, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Ohio is not a “leaf-peeper” destination like New England, the Catskills or the Great Smoky Mountains, but we’re treated to a couple of colorful foliage weeks starting in mid-October into early November. 

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Topics: Active Lifestyle, Travel

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

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