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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Len’s Trolley: A “Small Wonder” at Kendal at Oberlin

This story, written by Roderic Knight, tells the story of Len’s Trolley, the model streetcar display that Kendal resident Len Garver created as a youth, and continued to develop over many years. Len passed away recently, but the legacy of his trolley will continue to bring joy to members of the Kendal at Oberlin community […]

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The Learning and Labor of Peacemaking

Oberlin College welcomes hundreds of alumni for reunion over Memorial Day weekend. This year, the 55th Reunion group sponsored a panel discussion about “The Learning and Labor of Peacemaking, ” moderated by Al Carroll, with John Elder on the panel of speakers. Both are residents of Kendal at Oberlin. Following is the transcript of John’s remarks to […]

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Letter from a Kendal at Oberlin Resident

Written by a Kendal at Oberlin resident, this letter to CEO Barbara Thomas offers a glimpse into what makes Kendal a unique retirement community. She mentions numerous activities at Kendal that have allowed her to continue to grow and learn. The author has chosen to remain anonymous. 

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New Friends: a Kendal Senior and an Oberlin Freshman

This is an intergenerational story about a friendship between a Kendal at Oberlin resident and an Oberlin College student. Their friendship has grown around their love of the German language.  What do a freshman at Oberlin College from South Carolina, and a Kendal at Oberlin resident from Germany have in common?  While their backgrounds are […]

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MATHCOUNTS: Kendal Residents Help Langston Students Prepare

The opportunities for intergenerational activity continue, this time with Oberlin’s Langston Middle School. The following article appeared in a recent issue of the Oberlin News Tribune. The event was held at Kendal and members of Kendal’s Publicity Plugs group wrote the story and took the photographs.  For five hours on Saturday, February 1, the halls and dining […]

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It’s a Family Affair: Siblings at Kendal

Recently four sets of siblings and their spouses gathered for a lively dinner at Kendal at Oberlin. It was especially enjoyable for brothers and sisters who, in years past, didn’t always have the opportunity to see each other so frequently. Now living at Kendal at Oberlin, they are as close as next door neighbors or […]

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