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Kendal at Oberlin Blog

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: Healthy Aging, 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

Dementia Education

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Apr 25, 2018 8:46:36 AM

We are expected to live longer. Good news, yes, but aging comes with many challenges and fears, chief among them is an increased risk of developing dementia.

With that in mind, here’s how one Kendal committee helps residents learn about Alzheimer’s and dementia.

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Topics: Healthy Aging, Retirement Community

Benefits of Mindfulness for Healthy Aging

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Mar 27, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Mindfulness is on a lot of our minds these days. We are encouraged to eat slowly, to practice gratitude and yoga, to power down the smartphone and look up at the sky, all with the aim of cultivating more mindfulness.

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Topics: Healthy Aging, Retirement Community

Beyond the Tax Deduction: Why and How to Support Favorite Charities

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

As we prepare our tax returns for 2017, we do so with a curious eye on how the new tax law will impact our bottom line in the coming year.

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) signed into law by President Trump at the end of 2017 changed tax rates and brackets, and raised standard deductions . The standard deduction increase—$12,000 for individuals, $18,000 for heads of household and $24,000 for married couples filing jointly—means fewer people will find it financially feasible to itemize.
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Topics: Healthy Aging, Retirement Community

Eating for a Healthy Mind and Body

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Mar 6, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Eating the right foods to maintain a healthy mind and body is a year-round activity. That said, even super-nutrition minded men and women occasionally fall off the “good food” wagon.  

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Topics: Healthy Aging

Emotional Intimacy is Important at Every Age

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Feb 20, 2018 9:30:00 AM

When we think about love, lots of images come to mind, from the serious to the small. We think about who we love, like our family and friends, including our furry four-legged ones, and what we love, such as walking along a sandy beach or indulging in our favorite sweet.

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Topics: Healthy Aging, Retirement Community

Marriage After 60

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Feb 15, 2018 9:35:03 AM

At their 50th reunion at Oberlin College in 2008, Louise Luckenbill greeted her old classmate, Harvey Culbert, with a hug and condolences for the death of his wife the previous year.

“Something clicked, and afterwards I emailed Louise saying, ‘Let’s stay in touch,’” says Harvey, who had moved to Kendal at Oberlin in 2002.  

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Topics: Healthy Aging, Retirement Community

Myths about Sexuality and Aging

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Feb 1, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Many of us enter old age with ageist untruths stuffed in our backpack.

Dementia. Falling.  Not if, but when.

Playing tennis, running, gardening, dancing. Now, but not for much longer.

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Topics: Healthy Aging

Boomer Celebs and Other Prominent Figures Talk Sexuality

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jan 26, 2018 12:55:33 PM

Baby boomers have impacted the American cultural landscape ever since they began arriving in droves, beginning in 1946 and continuing through 1964.

One area of the landscape they definitely redefined was sex and sexuality.  Boomers had access to birth control pills, legalized abortion and no-fault divorce. Now as they reach their 70’s, these boomers are continuing to speak out about sexuality, with encouragement from men and women even older.

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Topics: Healthy Aging