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Kendal at Oberlin Blog

4 Ohio Day Trips Perfect for Summer

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jul 4, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Northern Ohio residents can get away for a day and feel like they’ve been gone a week. We have a Great Lake in our backyard or we can step back in time, explore a big city and escape into nature.

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Topics: Intergenerational, Active Lifestyle

College Podcast Project Highlights Kendal

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

During her first week on campus, Sarah Dalgleish visited Kendal at Oberlin for Oberlin College’s annual day of service.

“A cool place with amazing people,” she thought.

Sarah’s interest in Kendal continued to grow, and as she looked for a topic for her Winter Term 2018 project, she decided to combine her interest in radio journalism with older adults.

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Topics: Intergenerational, Retirement Community

Intergenerational Programs Benefit Older Adults

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Feb 13, 2018 3:10:18 PM

One of the cornerstones of Kendal at Oberlin is a rich intergenerational atmosphere that provides residents with lots of opportunities to engage with younger generations.

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Topics: Intergenerational, Retirement Community

Appreciating Generational Differences

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Oct 5, 2017 2:04:00 PM

Ask a roomful of people to describe today’s young adults and you’re apt to hear words like impatient, entitled, self-centered and fun-focused.

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Topics: Intergenerational

Ars Moriendi Introduces Students to Lessons of Aging

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Sep 14, 2017 7:34:32 PM

In 2004, the year after Robert Taylor and Ted Nowick moved to Kendal, an Oberlin College professor offered a fall course on death and dying that involved matching first-year students with Kendal community residents. The couple signed up and liked it so much they continue to participate when their schedules permit.

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Topics: Intergenerational

Ways to Record Your Memories

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Apr 18, 2017 8:44:31 PM

Jewelry box. Photo albums. Recipe box. Bookcase. Artwork.   

These are some of the visual things that tell the story of who we are.

When we are gone, these things will live on, but will our stories?

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Topics: Intergenerational

Kendal at Oberlin: Defying Attitudes about Aging

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Mar 28, 2017 8:10:11 AM

I recently had a senior moment, but not your typical one of forgetfulness. This was more like a senior memory moment.

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Topics: Intergenerational, Retirement Community

Farewell to Oberlin College President Marvin Krislov

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Feb 28, 2017 10:49:22 AM

At a recent gathering in Heiser Auditorium, a couple hundred Kendal residents and staff gave Oberlin College President Marvin Krislov a warm welcome and a heartfelt send-off.

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Topics: Intergenerational, Retirement Community

Life Enriching Travel

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Dec 20, 2016 3:15:00 PM

As we grow older and the demands of home and work ease, many of us begin to view traveling as an opportunity for enrichment rather than relaxation.

Afternoons poolside with a good book and cold drink no longer sound appealing. Instead, we want to broaden our horizons as we board an airplane to travel across the ocean or climb into an RV and head west.

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Topics: Intergenerational, Active Lifestyle, Lifelong Learning

4 Gift Giving Ideas for Older Adults

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Nov 21, 2016 7:03:33 PM

Some men and women really enjoy wandering through malls, shopping centers, department stores and superstores looking for holiday gifts. It puts them in that feel-good “holiday spirit,” they cheerfully declare.

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Topics: Intergenerational