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Kendal at Oberlin Blog

A Resident Story: Meet Robert Taylor

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jul 2, 2015 5:32:00 PM

Kendal at Oberlin is home to some amazing people from all walks of life. One of those individuals is Robert Taylor, a Kendal resident since 2003. Robert is 75 years old and has led an interesting life before finding his way to Kendal at Oberlin.

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Topics: Lifelong Learning

Oberlin College and Town Welcomes Older Adults

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jun 17, 2015 5:05:31 PM

Oberlin, Ohio is a small community that is quickly becoming a premier retirement living destination. As a smaller community, it has a lot to offer. As a college town, it has even more. There are many reasons Kendal at Oberlin is the perfect choice for active older adults interested in a vibrant, lively and stimulating lifestyle.

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Topics: Lifelong Learning

For the Love of Culture

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jun 15, 2015 10:20:46 AM

Kendal at Oberlin understands the important role cultural activities play in the enjoyment and happiness of many individuals. It allows people at any age to broaden horizons, expand boundaries, and explore the world around them. With this in mind, the Kendal communitystrives to incorporate cultural opportunities into the daily lives of residents.

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Topics: Lifelong Learning

Check Out Your Local Library

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jun 12, 2015 3:31:00 PM

When is the last time you visited a local library? If you’re not a frequent visitor, there is a good chance that the offerings and environment there are quite different than you recall. Today’s libraries are a resource for books, videos, magazines and more.

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Topics: Lifelong Learning

4 Benefits of Volunteering

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on May 6, 2015 1:45:42 PM

Did you know that volunteering is good for you? A recent study conducted by UnitedHealth Group discovered that volunteering provides many benefits to your health.

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Topics: Active Lifestyle, Lifelong Learning

Kendal at Oberlin—An Artist’s Paradise

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on May 4, 2015 2:44:00 PM

Blog Author: John D. Elder (Resident)

In the fall of 1949 I began my freshman year at Oberlin College intending to major in Studio Art. But after that first semester my interest shifted to psychology, and it wasn’t until the fall of 1999 – a half-century later – that I retired from my position as administrator of a family counseling ministry and returned to the serious study of studio art.

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Topics: Lifelong Learning

Lifelong Benefits of Joining a Book Club for Older Adults

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Apr 27, 2015 4:18:15 PM

It’s a known fact that reading expands your horizons, and book clubs take that to a higher level through discussions and different viewpoints, contributing to your knowledge and appreciation of the world around you.

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Topics: Lifelong Learning

3 Social Media Channels to Explore

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Apr 10, 2015 4:55:33 PM

The fastest growing demographic on Facebook is older adults  introducing a new wave of folks to the exciting realm of social media. There is a natural progression that seems to occur among social users, with the first serving as a gateway to next. If you’re not already involved, are you wondering where to start? Consider the benefits of each channel of social media, then select the networks you would like to participate in based on your own desired results.

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Topics: Lifelong Learning

Keeping a Healthy Mind with Lifelong Learning

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Mar 27, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Learning is an important part of our lives from childhood through adulthood.  Research at the University of California, Irvine tells us the brain continues to grow and thrive through continual learning.

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Topics: Lifelong Learning

3 Ways to Continue Learning in Retirement

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Mar 2, 2015 3:10:34 PM

Learning takes place throughout a lifetime beginning in childhood, It takes place in different situations in and out of the classroom through interactions with others and the world around us. It is a fact that healthy lifestyle habits include brain fitness, and opportunities for new learning experiences challenge and stimulate the brain.   

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Topics: Lifelong Learning

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