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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

Tech Savvy Seniors: Kendal's Collaboration with Candoo 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

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

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

Take a Hike - Discover Hiking in Northeast Ohio with Kendal at Oberlin


, 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.” Reaping the benefits of nature at Kendal at Oberlin Kendal resident Kathy Caldwell’s early morning nature walks with her dog Heidi attest

Holiday Lights – Near & Not so Far


taking a tour of holiday light displays, near and not so far. The lights are on… Like many families, many Kendal residents like to do their own thing when it comes to taking in the holiday lights. This week residents will climb aboard the Kendal bus and head to some of their favorite decorated homes

Hiking for Your Health and Happiness


a century of hiking The Cleveland Hiking Club began in 1919 and today has more than 1,200 members and year-round offers dozens of hikes DAILY of various lengths and degrees of difficulty. The hikes are also open to non-members. When CHC member Richard Hazelton moved to Kendal in 2019 from nearby Shaker

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