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Kendal at Oberlin: Defying Attitudes about Aging

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and focused is hardly new. Ageism – the One “Ism” We Could All Face It isn’t just millennials who, at times, express negative attitudes about aging. All ages contribute to “ageism,” a prejudice or bias against people because they are older. Older adults are also guilty, with the “I’m too old

The Care and Nurturing of an Arboretum

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Published: August 10, 2017 One of the cornerstones of Kendal at Oberlin is its inviting natural environment. The campus encompasses over 100 acres, with more than 1,100 trees (50 different species) and eight ponds. With the grounds now accredited by ArbNet as The John Bartram Arboretum and ongoing

The Benefits of Water Exercise

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facing up. Raise the forearms to the level of the water, keeping the elbows close to the body and the wrists straight. Then turn the barbells over so that the palms of the hands face the bottom of the pool. Push the hands down until the arms are straight again. Repeat 12 to 15 times or until you're

Find the Best PT, OT, & Speech Therapy for Older Adults

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Published: October 23, 2015 A movement disorder, causing uncoordinated muscle movements of the tongue and lips, sent Kendal resident Heidi Leen to speech therapy, a service offered right on campus. It was there that Heidi learned specific techniques to combat the disorder and improve overall speech

Community Update for Week of 2/13/2023

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Update to residents on 2/14/2023 HAPPY VALENTINES DAY! Good News: NO recent Covid cases at Kendal at Oberlin We’re happy to report that there have been no new Covid cases at Kendal at Oberlin in the last two weeks. Still, per CDC recommendations, masks remain required for all staff and visitors

On the Road with Road Scholar

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Published: October 27, 2021 During Maggie Stark’s 27-year tenure working at Kendal at Oberlin she heard countless residents rave about their travel experiences with Elderhostel, now called Road Scholar.  “When you retire you have to sign up for a trip,” they often told Maggie. So when she retired

How to Practice Gratitude

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,” writes Dr. Michael Fishman. Even smiles of appreciation are hard to convey from behind a face mask. But there’s still lots we can do. Sending cards and letters is safe (or e-cards and emails). Along with telling loved ones how much we appreciate them, send a thank-you card to the local health or police

Community Update for week of 11/21/2022

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Responses to We Care Connect with 8 months in. As mentioned last week we will welcome a farewell visit by Rep. Joe Miller, District 56 to express his appreciation to his Kendal constituents and a chance for us to thank him for his service to District 56. With the redrawing of districts, he

Is a Continuing Care Retirement Community for You?

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long-term expenses, regardless of healthcare needs in the future. CCRCs have entry fees and monthly fees, which can also vary greatly, depending on geographic location, housing options and amenities. The community Jane Gross visited, Kendal at Hanover in New Hampshire, is an affiliate