Banner Photo: Kendal at Oberlin’s Dining Services staff are recognized for their support of Oberlin Community Services’ Food Rescue program. In 2018, Kendal donated over 700 pounds of frozen prepared food, supporting Oberlin Weekday Community Meals.

Community Benefit: Kendal at Oberlin’s Economic Impact

Kendal at Oberlin is committed to social responsibility, providing leadership in the greater community and making our Kendal campus available to serve the larger community. More than 100 neighboring older adults are served yearly in rehabilitation and fitness programs. More than 20 area families use Kendal’s accredited 5-Star early learning program for toddlers to pre-kindergarten children. Community outreach efforts have impacted regional students, dementia support programs and public education efforts for people of all ages.

2018 Oberlin/Lorain County Economic Benefit

Graph - Economic impact of payroll - 2000 to 2018


The Economic Impact of Kendal at Oberlin employing over 250 employees with a total annual payroll of approximately $6.6 Million has created a positive impact  in Lorain County of over $20 Million annually or approximately $291 Million since 2000 (earliest year tracked).


Graph - Tax benefit to area schools - 2000 to 2018The Financial Benefit of the Payroll Taxes and Real Estate Taxes has resulted in  over $1.7 Million  paid to support the related School Districts in the Oberlin area and an ongoing benefit back to The City of Oberlin of approximately $5.9 Million over the past 18 years. 



Graph - value of volunteer hours - 2000 to 2018


Kendal at Oberlin Residents devote over 47,000  hours of service to over 80 nonprofit organizations in Lorain County consistently on an annual basis.  The value of those volunteer hours is equal to approximately $17 Million since 2000 (first year tracked). 



Involvement in the Greater Community

Volunteerism: We can achieve more by working together in partnership. Kendal residents, staff and Board of Directors volunteered more than 48,000 recorded hours of service in 2018, at more than 80 different nonprofit organizations in Lorain County and beyond.

Education and Training: More than 100 local students from nursing, rehabilitation and vocational schools were provided clinical training at Kendal to prepare them professionally.

Sharing Resources: Kendal welcomes the public to art gallery talks, lectures, theatrical and musical performances. Volunteer-directed water fitness classes in our indoor pools amount to hundreds of pool hours, on a charitable basis, for non-Kendal residents. Our meeting rooms and catering services were made available to over 30 nonprofit organizations.

Kendal at Oberlin’s Community Benefit Brochure is Now Available for Download!

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