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New Faces at the Front Desk


Often, the first people you see when you visit Kendal at Oberlin are the friendly staff at the front reception desk near the main entrance. The front desk is a hub for information, serving residents, visitors and staff seven days a week. We’ve had some changes recently. Veronica Toth accepted a new

Kendal at Oberlin CEO Barbara Thomas to Retire in February


Kendal at Oberlin, a nonprofit life plan community in Oberlin, Ohio, has announced that CEO Barbara Thomas will retire in February 2024 with 32 years leading the organization. She began her career with Kendal in 1992, one year before the Oberlin retirement community opened to residents in 1993

CEO Barbara Thomas is Recognized by LeadingAge Ohio


Visionary Leadership Award 2023 Kendal at Oberlin residents and staff were thrilled but not surprised that Kendal CEO Barbara Thomas was recently recognized for her visionary leadership at the annual LeadingAge Ohio conference on Tuesday, August 29, 2023. “We see Barbara Thomas as the living

Homegrown Tomatoes Advance to the KaO Leadership Team


Kendal at Oberlin has recently promoted two new directors for the life plan community’s leadership team. It’s great to see staff members grow professionally and take on new responsibilities. We call those who advance in their professional careers at Kendal our “Homegrown Tomatoes.” In November 2023

Kendal at Oberlin Names Seth Vilensky as its Next CEO


Kendal at Oberlin, a nonprofit life plan community in Oberlin, Ohio, has announced that Seth Vilensky will join the community as Chief Executive Officer on January 29, 2024. He was selected following a nationwide search, led by the organization’s Board of Directors. Seth has most recently served

Staff Changes at Kendal at Oberlin


.   “There are no words to adequately thank Maggie for her years of dedicated service at Kendal,” says Kendal CEO Barbara Thomas. “She has paved the way for hundreds of residents to call Kendal ‘home’ from more than 35 States, including her mother Blanche who lived at Kendal for 12 years. A part of Maggie’s executive

Kendal at Oberlin Names a New Director of Nursing


Kim Leek is Promoted Kendal at Oberlin is pleased to announce that Kim Leek, who has been most recently serving as the community’s Interim Director of Nursing, has accepted and been promoted to the position of Director of Nursing for the Stephens Care Center (SCC). Kim has been a nurse in the field

Kendal Mom and Son Work in Aging Services


Kim Leek, Kendal’s Director of Nursing, has a new co-worker – her 17-year-old son Tyler. A 2023 North Olmsted High School graduate, Tyler took advantage of Kendal’s State Tested Nursing Assistant Program and accepted a PRN position as a nurse’s aide at Kendal. He is currently in orientation. Kim

Why I Love Working at Kendal at Oberlin...


Deb Lindner has been a housekeeper at Kendal at Oberlin for 14 years. As she cleans apartments in the Stephens Care Center, she chats with residents, sharing stories and answering questions. “I know every single resident like I know my own grandmother,” she says. Working in resident’s homes means