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Healthy Aging: The Friendship Factor


.” Kendal Residents Share their Friendship Stories “Under the best of circumstances, moving to a new place is challenging, but the pandemic added another layer of difficulty,” says Lillie Long, who moved to Kendal with her husband (and best friend) Nick last spring. Despite the restrictions on group

Community Gardening is for Everyone


Published: April 23, 2021 Nick and Lillie Long moved into Kendal last spring, just in time for Nick to start tending a plot in Kendal’s community garden. He plants mostly vegetables but includes some flowers for his wife Lillie.   Nick, a master gardener, likes the social aspects of community

Take a Hike


, studies have found that simply spending 10 to 20 minutes a day outdoors can lead to increased well-being and happiness — and decreased amounts of stress.” Kendal resident Kathy Caldwell’s early morning nature walks with her dog Heidi attests to many of those benefits. “I think the most joy I have

Entertaining 101


Chicken. We love to cook and often get inspiration from celebrity chef’s Instagram pages, like Ina Garten. We are usually inspired to host people after seeing a chef post a recipe on their social media accounts like an Apple Cider old fashioned or a Cauliflower gratin.“  Kendal residents have found

Travel Trends


in transit,” Conde Nast writes.  By the way, reducing air travel is “the single most effective way to address climate change” according to Kendal resident Ted Wolner, who wears many environmental hats. If an airplane is you’re only travel option, as it was for Ted when he went to Spain in 2015, you

The Benefits of Pets (Especially During a Pandemic)


Published: December 15, 2020 Last year, when Janet Bolland’s cat died, she figured her days of being a pet owner were over. But then came the pandemic and Kendal neighbor Nancy Garver who volunteers with a local rescue program and  “midwifes” pregnant cats that need a home. Long story short, Janet

One Potty-stop Car Trips


about “One Potty-stop Trips?’’ Before heading out, pack accordingly for your “Responsible RestartOhio” outing. Along with face mask, hand sanitizer and wipes, a small roll of toilet paper might come in handy. (You just never know). Pack a light cooler (go easy on the liquids), maybe a blanket

Getting Started with Composting


leaders to offer such a service. (For ideas of what communities are doing across the country check out the EPA’s Success Stories.) Another possible option is to find a nearby drop-off site for your compostable materials. At Kendal, the Grounds crew composts yard waste, plus residents leave food

Let the Summer Fun Begin!


of places to go as the weather gets warmer. What to do when you visit Oberlin... And make an appointment to see Kendal at Oberlin while you're in town. Schedule a Visit   In the past, Molly Kavanaugh frequently wrote about Kendal at Oberlin for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, where she was a reporter for 16