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Kendal at Oberlin Blog

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

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

Memory Enhancement Course

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jul 18, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Megan Caracciolo was looking for a meaningful internship that would further her college studies in gerontology.

Retired geriatric physician Lal Arora was looking for a meaningful opportunity to use his expertise.

The two joined forces this summer and the result is a meaningful intergenerational collaboration that created a memory enhancement course for Kendal at Oberlin residents.

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Topics: Healthy Aging, Retirement Community

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: Retirement Community, Healthy Aging

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: Retirement Community, Healthy Aging

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: Retirement Community, Healthy Aging