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Kendal at Oberlin Blog

Book Lovers: Must-Read Books Published in 2018

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Oct 11, 2018 12:37:34 PM

I like books and I like lists and I’m a baby boomer so I’ve got a bucket list, which is why this book got my attention: 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die by James Mustich.

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Topics: Lifelong Learning

Oberlin’s Rich History of Diversity

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jul 25, 2018 9:56:04 AM

Heading south on the main road leading into Oberlin, a historical marker greets you:

“Oberlin Town and College Founded 1833.

First to Welcome Male and Female Students of All Races.”

The city was considered a safe place for escaped slaves and home to many ardent abolitionists and women’s rights pioneers. As the gay rights movement got underway in the early 1970s, Oberlin College was in the forefront.  

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Topics: Lifelong Learning

Oberlin College is a Great Neighbor

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

Concerts, plays and other artistic performances. Lectures by scientists, authors, civic and government leaders.  A state-of-the-art fitness center. Men and women from diverse ethnic, cultural, economic and sexual backgrounds. A 24/7 vibe. Sporting events.  A vibrant nearby town.

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Topics: Retirement Community, Lifelong Learning

Good Reads: Latest Books on Aging

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Feb 22, 2018 9:30:00 AM

No surprise, the market for books about older adults is big and growing.  

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Topics: Lifelong Learning

Check Your Charity Before You Give

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Nov 16, 2017 1:28:04 PM

Emails, mailboxes and voice mails are filling up with requests for charitable donations. Makes sense, as this is the season for giving and making end-of-year tax donations. This year, appeals are in even higher gear, given recent hurricanes, earthquakes and fires.

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Topics: Lifelong Learning

Why Choose a Community that Values Diversity?

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Sep 21, 2017 11:30:00 AM

The next time you attend a concert or visit a grocery store, take a minute to look around and see all the ways people are different.

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Topics: Lifelong Learning

Podcast or Paper? Summer Reading

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jul 31, 2017 8:46:01 AM

I’m giving my eyes a little R&R this summer by turning to podcasts for some of my news and entertainment.  Turns out I’m not alone.

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Topics: Lifelong Learning

Age Out Loud

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on May 16, 2017 3:28:00 PM

In 1963, when President John F. Kennedy designated May the month to highlight older adults, only 17 million Americans were 65 or older.  Today, more than 46 million men and women have reached 65, and by 2060, that population will more than double.

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Topics: Lifelong Learning, Healthy Aging

Tax Terms You Might Not Know, But Maybe Should

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Feb 24, 2017 8:05:16 AM

A tax refund is money owed to the taxpayer.

IRS stands for Internal Revenue Service, the federal agency that collects taxes.

April 15 is the deadline to file federal taxes, usually. This year, it’s April 18 because of when “tax day” falls.

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Topics: Lifelong Learning

Inspire Your Heart with Art

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Feb 16, 2017 10:25:55 AM

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”

—Pablo Picasso

Think back to your childhood.

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Topics: Active Lifestyle, Lifelong Learning