Kendal at Oberlin

Kendal at Oberlin is a vibrant life plan community, located in northeast Ohio, just one mile from Oberlin College and less than 30 miles from the Cleveland international airport. We offer a community where older adults can thrive and grow. Residents enjoy easy access to music, art and lifelong learning.

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We are a nonprofit life plan community that offers a wellness-focused, resident-led lifestyle for independent living. When needed, Kendal’s Stephens Care Center provides person-centered care for memory support, assisted living and nursing care.

Welcome to Kendal at Oberlin

Barbara Thomas, Chief Executive Officer, and Kendal residents describe some of the features that make it a unique retirement living destination. People have moved to this community in the vibrant college town of Oberlin from 38 different states.

Kendal at Oberlin, a Life Plan Community (also known as a Continuing Care Retirement Community), has been providing services to residents since 1993. Kendal at Oberlin is accredited by CARF, meeting over 1,900 standards for quality, including exemplary conformance for financial ratios. Kendal at Oberlin has also received a A+ financial rating from Fitch for the organization. Fitch rates over 150 life plan communities nationwide. Kendal at Oberlin is now one of only three to achieve the A+ rating. 

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Kendal at Oberlin

Picture yourself in a senior living community with all the educational and cultural opportunities you’d expect in a town with a top liberal arts college and world-renowned conservatory of music. Add an inclusive culture based on respect for each individual, equality, excellence and social responsibility, and you have Kendal at Oberlin.

Features of our Community

Living Options

  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Support
  • Nursing Care
  • Short-term Rehabilitation

Property Types for Independent Living

Unique Amenities

  • Active Residents Association for Community Engagement
  • 110+ acres with Walking Trails
  • Arboretum
  • Wellness/Fitness Center

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The Kendal at Oberlin Resident Association (KORA) is the heart of the vibrant lifestyle.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

Kendal at Oberlin residents, staff and volunteers have the right to feel accepted and included regardless of race, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religion, gender identity or expression, disability, marital status, or any other unique characteristic of one’s person.