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Kendal at Oberlin Blog

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

Boring!

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

Kendal’s Community Garden

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on May 23, 2017 12:29:18 PM

Come spring, Joyce Parker turns her attention to two 10 x 10 plots of land located in Kendal’s community garden. She plants lupine, baby’s breath and other flowers for arrangements, spinach and lettuce for meals, and decorates the beds with driftwood and garden plaques, such as “Hope Never Dies in a Gardener’s Heart.”

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Topics: Retirement Lifestyle

New Year’s Resolutions for Boomers

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jan 5, 2017 1:20:18 PM

Boomers often view a new year through curious, yet reminiscing eyes.

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Topics: Retirement Lifestyle

2016 Yields Strategic Plan for Kendal at Oberlin

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jan 3, 2017 9:59:44 AM

At Kendal at Oberlin, it took a community-wide effort to develop the 2017-2021 strategic plan, which is just what Chair Dick Baznik envisioned when he and the Strategic Planning Committee embarked on the project in the fall of 2015.

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Topics: Retirement Community, Retirement Lifestyle

4 Things to Remember When Relocating

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Aug 16, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Soon you will have a new address, and you can’t wait. The condo or retirement community apartment is exactly what you envisioned years ago when you thought about growing older.

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Topics: Retirement Lifestyle

Transportation Concerns for Older Adults

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jul 29, 2016 4:18:52 PM

As you make plans for retirement, you are probably reviewing financial resources and lifestyle needs and wants, including adequate health insurance. Maybe you’re looking at a map and pinpointing geographic areas for possible relocation or extended travel.

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Topics: Retirement Lifestyle