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Kendal at Oberlin Blog

You're Needed: The Powerful Benefits of Volunteering

Posted by Kendal at Oberlin on May 17, 2019 12:58:54 PM

Ask your local church, food bank, arts organization or other favorite non-profit the value of their volunteers and you’re likely to hear a variety of superlative words that express a similar sentiment: Volunteers are essential to its mission.

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Topics: Healthy Aging, Retirement Community

Intergenerational Relationships Flourish in the Dining Room

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on May 3, 2019 10:46:09 AM

Brendan Ortiz started working at Kendal in the dining rooms when he was a freshman at Oberlin High School. During the past four years he says he learned not just time management and responsibility, but also what life is like at Kendal.

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Topics: Intergenerational, Retirement Community

An Important Decision: Picking a Retirement Community

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Apr 17, 2019 3:00:39 PM

Finding someone you want to spend the rest of your life with takes time. The two of you may start out as friends then discover a spark, begin dating casually and then more seriously until you decide to make a lifelong commitment.

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Topics: Retirement Community

Kendal Volunteers: The Kendalight

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Apr 12, 2019 12:37:29 PM

“Three Cheers for our Kendal Volunteers” reads a headline in a recent issue of The Kendalight, the residents’ monthly newsletter.

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Topics: Retirement Community

Is Kendal at Oberlin a Good Financial Fit for You?

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Apr 5, 2019 11:12:42 AM

When it comes to selecting a life plan community, older adults are looking for a retirement community that’s a good fit for them. There are lots of criteria for potential residents to consider - location, floor plan options, health care services, diversity and walkability, to name just a few.

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Topics: Retirement Community

Decluttering and Downsizing

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Mar 28, 2019 2:08:57 PM

Over the years professional organizer Lynne Poulton has helped dozens of clients downsize and declutter, but now she is knee-deep in the most important assignment of her career. She is helping her parents, 82 and 83 years old, move from their St. Louis home of 55 years into a retirement community in Ohio.

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Topics: Retirement Community

Kendal Residents Still Actively Engaged in their Careers

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Mar 25, 2019 1:43:00 PM

As Baby Boomers reach “official” retirement age (66 for most of them), many are taking a pass.

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Topics: Retirement Community, Retirement Lifestyle

Wellness Programs at Kendal at Oberlin

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Mar 20, 2019 8:59:48 AM

Water yoga and tap dancing classes — in all about 40 hours of land and water fitness classes weekly.

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Topics: Healthy Aging, Retirement Community

Meditation Benefits for Older Adults

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Feb 28, 2019 10:59:15 AM

When Judi Bachrach’s husband died, she lost both a soulmate of nearly 50 years and a caregiver who helped her with the challenges of multiple sclerosis.

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Topics: Healthy Aging, Retirement Community

Heart Healthy Exercises

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Feb 20, 2019 2:02:01 PM

When it comes to keeping our heart in shape, we need to pay attention to what we eat and drink. But following a diet that includes more fruits and vegetables and less sodium and fats isn’t the only ingredient for a healthy heart.

We also need exercise to get our body in shape.

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Topics: Healthy Aging, Retirement Community

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