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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

What Tax Documents to Save

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Feb 18, 2016 8:33:44 AM

If left unchecked, your folders, file cabinets and boxes stuffed with “important papers” can easily take over valuable space. It’s a common problem for all of us. Since we’re not sure what papers to keep and for how long, we err on the side of caution and hold onto everything from utility bills to monthly bank statements.

Tax season is the perfect time to stop and set our records straight.

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Topics: Lifelong Learning

3 Tips for Safe Online Holiday Buying

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Dec 21, 2015 9:28:13 AM

Written By: Molly Kavanaugh

Experts predict that consumers will spend anywhere from $79 billion to $105 billion on online shopping this holiday season.  

That adds up to a lot of online shoppers. Will you be among them?

If so, here are 3 tips to avoid scams, protect your privacy and get the items you ordered intact and on time.

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Topics: Lifelong Learning

Gifts for You: Take Some Time to Pamper Yourself

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Dec 18, 2015 9:30:00 AM

The gift-giving season is not quite over. Now it’s time to think of a gift – or two – to give yourself.  And there’s no better time to do so than now, as the New Year approaches.

If your ideal gift is in a store, and you can afford it, go for IT!  But how about thinking outside of the store and showering yourself with a gift for your body, mind and/or spirit?

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Topics: Healthy Aging, Lifelong Learning

3 Ways to Embrace Lifelong Learning

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Nov 17, 2015 9:20:17 AM

Written By: Molly Kavanaugh

It could be learning a challenging yoga pose or a foreign language, mastering a digital camera or gaining a greater appreciation of Renaissance art.  

The desire to learn and the joy that comes with gaining new skills and knowledge follow us into older adulthood. So do the health and social benefits, which for older adults equates with an active, fulfilling and independent life.

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Topics: Lifelong Learning

Oberlin Creative Writing Group

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Sep 1, 2015 10:52:00 AM

From artists to musicians, and countless others in between, the talent pool at Kendal at Oberlin runs deep. One area where this is especially obvious is in the area of creative writing.

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Topics: Lifelong Learning

Online Resources for Lifelong Learning

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Aug 28, 2015 11:19:50 AM

The Internet is a valuable tool at every age. There’s a wealth of knowledge for discovery and exploration in the many corners of the World Wide Web. For older adults who wish to broaden and enrich their knowledge base, the internet offers unlimited availability to online lifelong learning opportunities.

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Topics: Lifelong Learning

Educational Travel with Oberlin College

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Aug 21, 2015 2:17:04 PM

You have likely worked hard  for many years. Are you now looking at retirement and opportunities to travel and explore the world? Oberlin College enables alumni and many Kendal at Oberlin residents an exciting opportunity to participate in educational travel events hosted by  faculty and staff from the college through the Alumni Travel Program.

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Topics: Lifelong Learning

The Social Benefits of Lifelong Learning

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Aug 12, 2015 11:00:00 AM

After leaving the world of full-time work, you have more freedom than ever to pursue your interests and to enrich your time through lifelong learning. Continued learning throughout adulthood is an important aspect of living a life committed to wellness. Regularly engaging the brain is shown to improve mental health, much like physical exercise increases the health of your heart.

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Topics: Lifelong Learning

Now Is an Excellent Time to Learn a New Language

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Aug 6, 2015 11:05:15 AM

As we age, the brain continues to adapt in response to experiences, making learning a new skill--such as a new language--not only possible, but incredibly beneficial. Here are some of the top reasons why learning a new language is something to consider doing.

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Topics: Lifelong Learning

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