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Social 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

Payrol Impact 2000 to 2018 chart

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).

Tax Benefit to Schools from 2000 to 2018 chart

The 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.

Volunteer Value from 2000 to 2018 chart

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).

Social Impact: Involvement in the Greater Community


We can achieve more by working together in partnership. Collectively, Kendal residents, staff and Board of Directors volunteered more than 48,000 recorded hours of service in 2018, at more than 85 different nonprofit organizations in Lorain County and beyond.

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Just a few of these organizations include:
  • Oberlin Community Services
  • Second Harvest Food Bank
  • Oberlin City Schools
  • Oberlin Rotary Club
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • Community Foundation of Lorain County
  • El Centro
  • And many more

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!