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Kendal at Oberlin Blog

LGBT and Aging

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jul 11, 2018 10:28:20 AM

Kendal residents Robert Taylor and Ted Nowick have been partners since 1975.  

“As you can see, the LGBT community here at Kendal at Oberlin has grown significantly since 2003, when Ted and I moved here as the first openly gay residents,” Robert told a recent crowd of several hundred people who had gathered to hear personal stories from Kendal’s gay, lesbian and transgender residents.

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Topics: Retirement Community

Kendal Creates Part 3

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

Kendal at Oberlin residents are a creative bunch, and the biennial “Kendal Creates” celebrates their collective creativity.

They are photographers, painters and potters, woodworkers and fiber artists, and more.

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Topics: Healthy Aging, Retirement Community

Kendal Creates Part 2

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

Sheila Eckstein has sketched and painted her way through Oberlin and the Southwest states. Two very different landscapes for sure, but using watercolors and mixed media sketches she finds colors and patterns to illuminate their special features.

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Topics: Active Lifestyle, Retirement Community

25 & Proud

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on May 23, 2018 9:00:00 AM

About a dozen Kendal at Oberlin residents have come together to celebrate and educate the Kendal community about the contributions and concerns of older LGBT men and women.  The interest group is named “25 & Proud” to reflect the community’s 25th anniversary this year that includes a history of inclusiveness for residents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.

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Topics: Retirement Community

Kendal Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on May 16, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Kendal at Oberlin: 25 Years Strong

That was the headline in a spring Oberlin College Artist Recital Series program, just one of the dozens of ways Kendal and the larger community are celebrating Kendal’s 25th anniversary.

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Topics: Retirement Community

Dementia Education

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Apr 25, 2018 8:46:36 AM

We are expected to live longer. Good news, yes, but aging comes with many challenges and fears, chief among them is an increased risk of developing dementia.

With that in mind, here’s how one Kendal committee helps residents learn about Alzheimer’s and dementia.

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Topics: Healthy Aging, Retirement Community

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