A  Memory Support Neighborhood

The Jameson House is a memory care neighborhood dedicated to providing physical settings that are sensitive to the aging process. The goal is to enhance quality of life, security and wellness. It offers memory support services for up to 12 residents living with mild to moderate cognitive changes, or dementia. Kendal at Oberlin’s Life Enrichment Coordinator provides customized, purposeful activities and encourages meaningful interactions with friends, volunteers and staff.  Jameson House is designed to minimize distractions and alarms, promoting a pleasant, less stressful environment.


Grounded in our Kendal Values and Practices, we continually seek a better way to create “home”, filled with warmth, belonging and honoring the dignity and autonomy of each individual. Jameson House nurtures community and connectedness, offering choice and ensuring that each resident, regardless of cognitive ability, remains engaged with the community as a whole.

Special Features of the Jameson House at Kendal at Oberlin

  • Walking Paths – Scenic indoor and outdoor walking loops for residents to explore independently.
  • Great Room with Fireplace – Providing residents a place to read or gather with family, friends, and other residents.
  • Large Kitchen – A family style dinner is served in the evening where residents and staff gather together.
  • Quiet Room – With floor-to-ceiling windows and abundant natural light, residents are able to quietly contemplate, watch birds, read, or meet privately with family and friends.
  • Individualized Work Space – A designated area for personal desks, art easels and a place to revisit old hobbies and skills.
  • Spa Area – Equipped with beauty station and whirlpool bath to provide a relaxing experience.
  • Activity Area – This large room, filled with natural light, provides residents with rich and fulfilling programs, ranging from chair exercise to brain games. Visitors are welcome to join in.
  • Private Bedrooms Including European-style Showers – All bedrooms are private and have a large European-style shower to support independence.
  • Courtyard – Features of the courtyard include a walking loop, lawn for outdoor games and individual gardening pots. Around the perimeter of the courtyard are flower beds under each window. A dining area is nestled in a shaded nook.
  • Healthcare – Residents of Jameson House will have the same high-quality person-centered care that has been the hallmark of service in the Stephens Care Center at Kendal at Oberlin. It is staffed twenty-four hours a day by qualified personnel who work with residents to support their activities of daily living care needs.

Video Tour: The Jameson House at Kendal at Oberlin

Programming Focuses on Purposeful Activities

Programming is person-centered, and Life Enrichment activities will reflect the interests of those who live there. All activities are designed to promote resiliency and discovery.

Life Enrichment activities may include:

  • Chair Tai Chi
  • Crosswords
  • Movement to Music
  • Intergenerational Cooking with the Kendal Early Learning Center children
  • Tea and Poetry
  • Trivia
  • Play Reading
  • Gardening
  • Live Music
  • Puzzles
  • Mandala Coloring
  • Group conversation and reminiscing

Residents with a Kendal at Oberlin Residence & Care Agreement have first priority for rooms in Jameson House. Direct admissions will be offered on a space-available basis. Contact Laurie Dupee (ldupee@kao.kendal.org or call 440-935-0574) to learn more about person-centered memory support services in Kendal at Oberlin’s Jameson House.

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