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Kendal at Oberlin Blog

What Makes Healthy Families Tick? Kendal Resident Has the Answer.

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Nov 25, 2019 9:54:00 AM

When it comes to family well-being, Kendal resident Linda Bell has worn three hats during her adult life. With a Ph.D. in psychology, Linda is a family researcher and therapist. She’s also a wife to David (53 years) and mother to two sons and one daughter.

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Topics: Healthy Aging, Retirement Community

Giving Thanks for Kendal at Oberlin Volunteers

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Nov 18, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Kendal at Oberlin needs them. The city of Oberlin and surrounding Lorain County communities need them. 

In this season of giving thanks, the retirement community and other nonprofits are filled with gratitude for Kendal residents who exemplify Quaker values year-round by sharing their energy and knowledge with others.

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Topics: Healthy Aging, Retirement Community

Creative Storage Solutions for Small Spaces

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Nov 11, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Forget cardboard boxes, old suitcases and assorted tins for storing your stuff. These days retail stores are lined with containers – plastic, wood, metal - of every shape and size, furniture with storage cubbies, easy-to-adjust- shelving, and hooks and holders for everything from belts to batteries.

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Topics: Healthy Aging

Older Adult Diet Guidelines

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Sep 12, 2019 2:18:30 PM

As the year goes by many of our good eating habits can easily go by the wayside. Sure, this is the season when fresh fruits and vegetables are plentiful, but so are fruit pies, ice cream stands and tailgating parties. Soon the holidays will be upon us and that means more opportunities to slide down the slippery sweet slope.

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Topics: Healthy Aging

Resources to Help You Navigate the Grieving Process

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Aug 12, 2019 11:19:41 AM

When it comes to grief, there is no one-size-fits-all balm to ease the pain. Thankfully, there are a myriad of resources available to help bring comfort to those who are grieving.  

One of the best resources we can offer those who are grieving is our presence.

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Topics: Healthy Aging

America's Treasured Places: Our National Parks

Posted by Terry Kovach on May 23, 2019 12:47:44 PM

What comes to mind when you think about our national parks? Do you envision the amazing vistas of the Grand Canyon, or perhaps wild and wonderful Yellowstone? America’s national parks are a travel destination for millions of us year-to-year. Let’s check out some numbers:

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Topics: Healthy Aging, Travel

You're Needed: The Powerful Benefits of Volunteering

Posted by Kendal at Oberlin on May 17, 2019 12:58:54 PM

Ask your local church, food bank, arts organization or other favorite non-profit the value of their volunteers and you’re likely to hear a variety of superlative words that express a similar sentiment: Volunteers are essential to its mission.

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Topics: Healthy Aging, 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

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

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

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