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Kendal at Oberlin Blog

Women’s Movement: Looking Back, Moving Forward

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Apr 3, 2018 9:31:59 AM

Women’s History Month in March is an opportunity for women to reflect on issues they dealt with and fought for during their lifetime, and how the landscape of women’s rights looks today.

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Topics: Active Lifestyle, Retirement Community

Benefits of Mindfulness for Healthy Aging

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Mar 27, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Mindfulness is on a lot of our minds these days. We are encouraged to eat slowly, to practice gratitude and yoga, to power down the smartphone and look up at the sky, all with the aim of cultivating more mindfulness.

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Topics: Healthy Aging, Retirement Community

Beyond the Tax Deduction: Why and How to Support Favorite Charities

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Mar 20, 2018 9:00:00 AM

As we prepare our tax returns for 2017, we do so with a curious eye on how the new tax law will impact our bottom line in the coming year.

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) signed into law by President Trump at the end of 2017 changed tax rates and brackets, and raised standard deductions . The standard deduction increase—$12,000 for individuals, $18,000 for heads of household and $24,000 for married couples filing jointly—means fewer people will find it financially feasible to itemize.
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Topics: Healthy Aging, Retirement Community

Resident Story: Gordon and Barbara Evans

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Mar 13, 2018 9:02:00 AM

Barbara and Gordon Evans have been on the move since they met 60-plus years ago at Antioch College.

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Topics: Retirement Community, Retirement Lifestyle

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

College Podcast Project Highlights Kendal

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Feb 27, 2018 9:00:00 AM

During her first week on campus, Sarah Dalgleish visited Kendal at Oberlin for Oberlin College’s annual day of service.

“A cool place with amazing people,” she thought.

Sarah’s interest in Kendal continued to grow, and as she looked for a topic for her Winter Term 2018 project, she decided to combine her interest in radio journalism with older adults.

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Topics: Intergenerational, Retirement Community

Emotional Intimacy is Important at Every Age

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Feb 20, 2018 9:30:00 AM

When we think about love, lots of images come to mind, from the serious to the small. We think about who we love, like our family and friends, including our furry four-legged ones, and what we love, such as walking along a sandy beach or indulging in our favorite sweet.

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Topics: Healthy Aging, Retirement Community

Marriage After 60

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Feb 15, 2018 9:35:03 AM

At their 50th reunion at Oberlin College in 2008, Louise Luckenbill greeted her old classmate, Harvey Culbert, with a hug and condolences for the death of his wife the previous year.

“Something clicked, and afterwards I emailed Louise saying, ‘Let’s stay in touch,’” says Harvey, who had moved to Kendal at Oberlin in 2002.  

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Topics: Healthy Aging, Retirement Community

Intergenerational Programs Benefit Older Adults

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Feb 13, 2018 3:10:18 PM

One of the cornerstones of Kendal at Oberlin is a rich intergenerational atmosphere that provides residents with lots of opportunities to engage with younger generations.

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Topics: Intergenerational, Retirement Community

Kendal Community Renovation Update

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Feb 5, 2018 1:04:05 PM

Carl and Barbara Whitehouse visited Kendal at Oberlin and a half-dozen other life plan communities before deciding to make Kendal their new home. The couple knew little about Ohio, having spent their years in Vermont and Canada, and knew no one at Kendal.

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Topics: Retirement Community