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Values in Action: Environmental Sustainability


Published: April 27, 2022   Kendal at Oberlin, and Kendal Corporation’s other affiliates are independent and not part of, or sponsored by any religious or social institution, but they were founded and continue to grow with intentional regard for the principles of the Religious Society of Friends

A Green Life Plan Community


Published: April 26, 2023 When it comes to trees and all things green, Kendal at Oberlin has a lot to be proud of this Arbor Day!  Kendal residents and staff are all for enhancing and preserving plant life on its 110-acre campus. Since its inception 30 years ago the community’s focus on preserving

John Bartram Arboretum is II


Published: November 4, 2022   Take 100+ acres of diverse habitat, add 500+ environmentally engaged Kendal residents and staff and the result: The John Bartram Arboretum at Kendal at Oberlin.  Now seven years later the arboretum has reached a “major milestone.” It is now a Level II facility, joining

Kendal at Oberlin is a 2022 Tree Campus® Healthcare Organization


The Arbor Day Foundation Recognizes Kendal and the Health Benefit of Trees Good news for Kendal at Oberlin and the John Bartram Arboretum! The Arbor Day Foundation has named Kendal at Oberlin a 2022 Tree Campus® Healthcare institution for its commitment to planting, nurturing, and celebrating trees

Farmers Markets and Other Fresh News


Published: June 18, 2020 We always celebrate Ohio’s summer harvest of corn, peaches and the like but this year when we’re searching for reminders that life’s beauty continues it’s especially gratifying to see our state’s colorful fresh bounty in the fields and in our hands. Kendal at Oberlin

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

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

Sustainable Diet


businesses. Feed Your Body Right: Nutritional Needs After 50 As you age, having a healthy and balanced diet will help you look and feel your best while helping prevent many serious health issues. Learn how in our free guide. Get My Copy In the past, Molly Kavanaugh frequently wrote about Kendal