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Kendal at Oberlin Blog

Residents and College Students Connect in Oberlin

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Feb 29, 2020 10:26:23 AM

Jill Tvaroha, Kendal’s Wellness coordinator, provides residents with exercises and other tools to improve balance, maintain proper posture and prevent injuries.

Across town Jennifer Shults, a chiropractor and Oberlin College instructor, covers the same ground with college students in a class entitled “Body Re-Education and Functional Anatomy”

So Jill and Jennifer, who are friends, decided to team up.

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Topics: Intergenerational, Lifelong Learning, Retirement Community

When is the Best Time to Move to a Retirement Community?

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Feb 13, 2020 5:08:00 PM

When it comes to deciding to move to a life plan community, older adults find that the best time to do so depends on their personal situation.

That said, because life plan or continuing care retirement communities (CCRC's) provide a wide range of housing options, social activities and services for current and future needs, many people find it makes sense to move sooner rather than later.

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Topics: Active Lifestyle, Retirement Community

What’s New at Kendal at Oberlin?

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jan 10, 2020 4:25:43 PM

Flower arrangements throughout hallways and other public spaces. Healthy and creative cuisine in the dining rooms. Eclectic art in the three galleries. Entertainment – musical, theatrical, educational – in the auditorium. Daily fitness classes in the indoor pools and exercise rooms.  

Everyday, Kendal residents expect all of the above, and more. But a new year means new things at the 26-year-old community and its grounds, buildings and programs. Here are some of the highlights to come in 2020, starting with a topic of interest to people who are considering a move to Kendal.

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Topics: Active Lifestyle, Retirement Community

How We Knew: Three Residents Share Their Journeys to Kendal

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Dec 20, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Oberlin College alumni Bruce Harker and Anne Palmer spent nearly a decade deciding that Kendal at Oberlin was the best life plan community for them.

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Topics: Retirement Community

How We Celebrate the Holidays at Kendal at Oberlin

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Dec 13, 2019 12:12:21 PM

Holiday celebrations at Kendal at Oberlin are diverse, creative and lively, just like the people who live here. The celebrations reflect various cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds. And they feature activities for young and old, with ample opportunities to participate or sit in the audience.

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Topics: Retirement Community

What are Kendal at Oberlin Residents Reading?

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Dec 10, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Whether it’s online or hard copy, fiction or non-poetry or prose, contemporary or classic, magazine or journal, Kendal residents are readers. 

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Topics: Lifelong Learning, Retirement Community

What Makes Healthy Families Tick? Kendal Resident Has the Answer.

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Nov 25, 2019 9:54:00 AM

When it comes to family well-being, Kendal resident Linda Bell has worn three hats during her adult life. With a Ph.D. in psychology, Linda is a family researcher and therapist. She’s also a wife to David (53 years) and mother to two sons and one daughter.

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Topics: Healthy Aging, Retirement Community

Giving Thanks for Kendal at Oberlin Volunteers

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Nov 18, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Kendal at Oberlin needs them. The city of Oberlin and surrounding Lorain County communities need them. 

In this season of giving thanks, the retirement community and other nonprofits are filled with gratitude for Kendal residents who exemplify Quaker values year-round by sharing their energy and knowledge with others.

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Topics: Healthy Aging, Retirement Community

The Middle Market: What It Is and How It Could Affect Your Retirement

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Oct 28, 2019 6:37:03 AM

Given their sheer numbers, Baby Boomers have made a mark on just about everything on our country’s landscape, from education and employment to social reform and travel, since they landed in 1946. It’s no surprise that as they retire – an estimated 10,000 daily – that these men and women are redefining issues critical to aging.  

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Topics: Retirement Community

Downsizing to a Smaller Home: Getting Started

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Oct 14, 2019 4:46:09 PM

As we grow older, our piles of stuff grow larger. We have books and mementos from our early years, camping gear, toys and travel treasures from our middle years, and photographs, clothes, furniture, hobbies, and family heirlooms we have collected throughout the years.

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Topics: Retirement Community