2016 – Report to Kendal Residents Association

The Kendal at Oberlin Residents Association (KORA) is actively engaged in governance, programming and supportive services. The following report was shared at the November 2016 KORA meeting by outgoing President, Ardith Hayes. Ardith’s words to fellow-residents touched eloquently on what the community (residents, staff and board) has accomplished in recent years, as well as what […]

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Expressions of Gratitude: Ralph Turner

Ralph Turner looks at the world through the eyes of a scientist.  “All sciences from A (astronomy) to Z (zoology),” the retired Oberlin College psychology professor wrote in the bio that accompanied his move to Kendal in 1993. Ralph’s ham radio also came with him, along with reel-to-reel recordings of Big Band music.

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Donations from Car Sales Fuel A Community Need

Over the years the 2002 Buick Century had been reliable transportation for Betty James and her late husband, Bill, but now it mostly sat idle in the garage. “It was not hard to give it up,” Betty says. And neither was selling it, thanks to a Kendal at Oberlin program that generates donations to support […]

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Genealogy Expands Kendal Residents’ World

Kendal at Oberlin residents, Nancy and Don Hultquist, have been shaking their family trees for 20 years and those trees have been, and continue to be, bountiful, with surprises along the way. Since they moved to Kendal in 2002, to date, Nancy has found nine residents with common ancestry, two just recently.

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Kendal Residents are Always Learning

With the newly renovated art studio and its shiny new kiln, many residents are making pottery for the first time. Joyce Parker teaches some of these classes and shared this story about a fellow resident’s joy in learning a new skill.

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The Joy of Volunteering with Young Children

 Many Kendal at Oberlin residents enjoy volunteering in the Kendal Early Learning Center. Opportunities for intergenerational activity are commonplace in our community. Below, Marie writes about the things she loves best when she volunteers with the young children. 

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Michelle Obama, Ninde Scholars and Making a Difference

Following are the thoughts of Ardith Hayes, Kendal at Oberlin resident and President of the Kendal at Oberlin Resident Association (KORA).  She reflects on the challenges that the Oberlin College Commencement speakers put forth to graduates, and how that “making a difference” is not generational, but can happen throughout one’s life.

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Opera Review: “Strawberry Fields”

John Elder, Kendal at Oberlin resident, shared this review of the opera performance that took place at Kendal on Tuesday, January 27th. “Strawberry Fields” is a one-act opera, written by Michael Torke. The cast of this production, directed by Sally Stunkel, included Oberlin Conservatory students and residents of Kendal at Oberlin. Kendal resident Bob Cothran […]

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