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Start a New Chapter: Benefits of Book Clubs

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Oct 20, 2016 3:10:08 PM

Like books, book clubs come in a wide range of shapes and sizes, too.

There is fiction and nonfiction, of course, but there are book clubs devoted to memoirs and mysteries, best sellers and classics, spirituality and poetry, women’s history and civil rights.

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Topics: Active Lifestyle, Lifelong Learning


Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Sep 16, 2016 10:43:22 AM

Interested in starting a hobby that might be addictive, never-ending and revealing of a dark side of your family?

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Topics: Lifelong Learning

Retiring to a College Town

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Sep 14, 2016 1:24:39 PM

Years ago, when older adults headed back to college it was usually to attend a reunion or sporting event. Today, many older adults are returning to a college town for much more than an overnight visit.

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Topics: Intergenerational, Lifelong Learning

Let’s Eat, in Three Languages

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Aug 26, 2016 8:24:41 AM

For a couple dozen residents at Kendal, a weekly dinner date means speaking Spanish, German or French.

The language dining tables are not meant to teach novices, but rather to help residents with basic skills improve their conversation. Some residents are foreign-born. Others learned a foreign language in college or have lived or traveled extensively in foreign countries.

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Topics: Lifelong Learning

Preventing Fraud – Telephone Scams Involving Older Adults

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Aug 18, 2016 11:00:00 AM

If Benjamin Franklin were alive today, he might deem it prudent to amend his quote about the certainty of taxes to include the inevitable tax scammers. Sure, not everyone is faced with a tax scammer, but with 90,000 complaints, more and more taxpayers are being harassed and victimized – approximately 1,100 people have lost an estimated $5 million.

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Topics: Lifelong Learning

All About TED Talks

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jul 27, 2016 7:11:38 AM

Meet TED.

What began as a one-day conference in California in 1984 is today multiple conferences and events on a range of topics held throughout the world – a  free, online video library and companion books.

So let’s get to know TED.

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Topics: Lifelong Learning

Elder Fraud: Phone Scams

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jun 27, 2016 9:56:10 AM

People who grew up in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s were generally raised to be polite and trusting. Today, these men and women have years of work behind them, have raised their families and are likely to have excellent credit, own their homes and have disposable income.

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Topics: Lifelong Learning

Celebrate Pride

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jun 15, 2016 10:08:44 AM

Across the United States, the June calendar is filled with rallies, marches, speeches, outdoor festivals, parades, concerts, memorials, family events, film screenings, parties, meetings, performances and workshops, attended by millions of participants. The venues vary, but the theme is universal - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride.

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Topics: Lifelong Learning

Apps for Absolutely Everything

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jun 10, 2016 6:39:13 AM

With more than 1.5 million apps and counting, finding what you want or need for your mobile device is an easy search and download.

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Topics: Lifelong Learning

Educational Travel with Oberlin College

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Apr 21, 2016 2:51:04 PM

Combine travel with Oberlin College and the result is an exciting and educational adventure, guided by top-notch teachers.

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Topics: Healthy Aging, Lifelong Learning

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