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Kendal at Oberlin Blog

Music Matters at Kendal

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jul 25, 2019 10:08:10 AM

With a world-renowned Conservatory of Music that offers more than 500 performances annually, Oberlin is a popular destination for music lovers of all ages and sensibilities. 

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Topics: Intergenerational, Active Lifestyle, Retirement Lifestyle

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

Romantic Getaways

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jan 3, 2019 12:48:26 PM

Romantic getaways are hardly a one-size-fits-all, and often our preferences change as we grow older.

Spending a week at an all-inclusive, adults-only resort on a tropical island might fit the bill when we were busy with children and careers, but now we are retired and have more leisure time to create our special getaway. Spending a couple weeks meandering along Italy‘s scenic Amalfi coast in a convertible or getting snowed in during Michigan’s Upper Peninsula winter wonderland might be the ticket.

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Topics: Retirement Lifestyle

Kendal Creates

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jun 1, 2018 9:56:01 AM

Kendal at Oberlin is home to many creative men and women, and the diverse, artistic talents of 40 residents are being showcased this summer in Kendal’s three galleries.

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Topics: Active Lifestyle, Retirement Lifestyle

Oberlin College Reunion

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on May 2, 2018 9:00:00 AM

In a few weeks, Dwight Call will see firsthand what all the fuss is about. The Oberlin College 1968 graduate is attending his 50th college reunion.

“This will be my first reunion. I’ve never been to a high school reunion,” says Call, who moved to Kendal in 2013.

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Topics: Retirement Lifestyle

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

Water Tai Chi

Posted by Jill Tvaroha, Wellness Coordinator on Nov 28, 2017 1:27:44 PM


That’s how I described Tai Chi a decade or so ago. This ancient Chinese moving meditation/ exercise is repetitive and slow and was of no interest to me. I was a dance major in college, practiced karate for years and tend to be a hyper person. I like movement with a capital “M”.

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Topics: Healthy Aging, Retirement Lifestyle

Did You Sell Your House in 2017?

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Sep 12, 2017 2:02:00 PM

You finally did it!

After years of thinking about downsizing and moving to a condominium, retirement community or apartment, your dream came true in 2017. Now it’s time to think about one more financial matter – calculating the tax benefits related to selling your main home.

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Topics: Financial Planning, Retirement Lifestyle

Hidden Costs of Downsizing

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jun 27, 2017 10:00:00 AM

A home with fewer rooms and less square footage, a one-car garage and no basement sounds like it should cost less than maintaining a spacious family house. Not always, though.

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Topics: Retirement Community, Retirement Lifestyle

Does Longevity Mean Multiple Moves After Retirement?

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jun 8, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The increased life expectancy of U.S. men and women continues to have impacts far and wide. On a national level, health care and employment are affected as older adults work and live longer. On a personal level, managing money and chronic illnesses become center stage.

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Topics: Retirement Community, Retirement Lifestyle

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