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Social Impact

Kendal at Oberlin is committed to social responsibility, providing leadership in the greater community. While the COVID-19 pandemic has limited our ability to open our Kendal campus to serve the larger community, we are hopeful to resume these opportunities soon. Kendal staff and residents have continued to volunteer in many different ways. 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.

2021 Oberlin/Lorain County Economic Benefit

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The economic impact of Kendal at Oberlin employing over 232 employees, with a total annual payroll of approximately $7.6 million, has created a positive impact in Lorain County of over $22.8 million in 2021, or approximately $358 million since 2000 (earliest year tracked).

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The financial benefit of the payroll taxes and real estate taxes paid has resulted in approximately $3.1 million paid to support the related school districts in the Oberlin area, with an ongoing benefit back to the city of Oberlin of approximately $7.4 million over the past 21 years (since we have tracked the information).

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Kendal at Oberlin Residents devote an average of 45,000 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 $20.7 Million from 2000 (first year tracked) to 2021.

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 over 45,000 of recorded hours of service in 2021, at more than 80 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
  • A Dementia-friendly LIFE
  • Community Foundation of Lorain County
  • El Centro
  • And many more

Education and Training:

Local students from nursing, rehabilitation and vocational schools are once again receiving clinical training at Kendal to prepare them professionally.

Sharing Resources:

At this time, public access to lectures and musical performances remains limited. We look forward to resuming public access when the risk of spreading COVID-19 less of a concern.

Kendal at Oberlin’s Nonprofit Mission

Kendal at Oberlin is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization committed to serving older adults by providing quality services and programs.