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Pets Matter at Kendal at Oberlin


Published: July 18, 2023 When new residents arrive at Kendal, they are welcomed by mentors, handbooks, tours, meet-and-greets and the like. Same goes for the furry four-legged residents, which now number around 22 dogs and 30 cats.  Yes, Kendal is a pet-friendly community, made even friendlier

Kendal at Oberlin Supports Art Education


Creating Art Kits For Area Preschool Children Kendal at Oberlin artists have been busy unleashing their creativity on designing art kits for local preschoolers. It’s a pandemic outreach program coordinated by Firelands Association for the Visual Arts in Oberlin (FAVA) and Kendal at Oberlin’s Art

COVID-19 Brings Technology Advances at Kendal


restructure personal and community life because their older adult residents are most at risk of getting seriously ill and dying from COVID-19. Even before the pandemic, Kendal at Oberlin strived for state-of-the-art technology but since COVID, the retirement community has really ramped up its offerings

Older Adults Get Tech


to wing it solo. That’s why Kendal at Oberlin decided to partner with Candoo Tech, a company that provides tech support and training specifically designed for older adults.  “We’re very excited to pilot Candoo here in Oberlin! It represents a significant solution offering residents timely technical

Voice Assistants Connect Older Adults


Published: January 29, 2021 After Judy Riggle’s stroke in 2018, she moved from her cottage to the Stephens Care Center at Kendal at Oberlin. Her husband Tom and cocker spaniel Susie visited daily, sometimes more than once. But when the pandemic forced Kendal to close the care center to visitors

Get Ready for Spring in the Garden


and thinking about the flowers and vegetables we want to grow. Rachel Duncan, Kendal at Oberlin Horticulturist and Arboretum Curator, says “Pay attention to other landscapes to find inspiration for your own.” You may also find some help from the National Garden Bureau, which offers tips for inspiration

Questions to Ask a Retirement Community: Beyond Finances


services are available nearby and what is the quality of that care? For instance, Kendal at Oberlin is a short drive from North East Ohio’s top-ranked hospitals, with services and satellite offices throughout Lorain County. Transportation Options? Most people arrive at a Life Plan Community driving

Celebrating Oberlin College Reunion


Published: May 14, 2021 Over the years Larry Mirel’s busy legal career in Washington D.C. kept him from returning to his alma mater, Oberlin College, for the Class of 1957 reunions. When Larry retired and moved to Kendal at Oberlin in 2018 he became 1957 class president (“Every year we elect

New Year New Exercise


physical – and fun – activity that often falls by the wayside as we age is dancing. But dancing shouldn’t be pushed aside because it offers lots of benefits for older adults, Kendal Wellness Coordinator Jill Tvaroha told Kendall residents during a recent Zoom gathering. And dancing is for everyone