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Kendal at Oberlin Blog

Feel Better with Meditation and Mindfulness

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Mar 31, 2020 10:43:33 AM

The benefits of meditation, tai chi and other mindful activities are many and varied. According to Mayo Clinic:

“Meditation can give you a sense of calm, peace and balance that can benefit both your emotional well-being and your overall health.

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Topics: Healthy Aging, COVID-19 Resources

Staying Fit while Socially Distant

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Mar 20, 2020 3:37:27 PM

I was a runner for about 30 years but as I neared my 60th birthday, an active puppy and arthritis aches turned me into a walker. For cardio, I went to the gym.

The other day I laced on my shoes (thankfully my HOKAs are good for running too) dug out my old running jacket and tights and headed outside. Turns out I’m not alone.

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Topics: Healthy Aging

Coping with Anxiety During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Mar 16, 2020 12:28:46 PM

Washing hands properly and practicing social distancing – we probably have these and other prevention tools down pat so we don’t become infected with COVID-19. 

But tips to stay mentally healthy in the face of this pandemic – well maybe our toolbox needs more tools.

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Topics: Healthy Aging

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