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Captivating Books About Older Adults

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Apr 25, 2019 4:05:03 PM

After the death of her long-time husband, Lola is very lonely. When she rents an older cat over the Internet, her days gradually brighten and become meaningful. Lola and the Rent-a-Cat, written by Dutch writer Ceseli Josephus Jitta, is a children’s book that explores issues about grief and aging.

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Topics: Active Lifestyle, Lifelong Learning

Meet Three of Kendal's Lifelong Learners - And See How You Can Get Involved

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Feb 8, 2019 10:24:24 AM

A few years ago, 99-year-old Doreetha Daniels received her associate’s degree in social sciences. Her goal was simple – she wanted to better herself.

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Topics: Lifelong Learning

Remarkable Memoirs Published in 2018

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Dec 20, 2018 9:04:04 AM

At a recent creative non-fiction conference I attended, the organizer asked the 300 writers what kind of book they were writing or interested in writing. When “memoir” was mentioned, almost everyone’s hand went up.

“Once upon a time, fiction ruled the market. Today, however, nonfiction is just as heavily competitive – and memoir is a key corner of that genre,” writes Jack Smith in The Writer.

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Topics: Lifelong Learning

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: Lifelong Learning, Retirement Community

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

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