Community Update for week of 10/24/2022

Update to Residents on 10/25/2022

If You Still Need Your Flu Shot

Influenza shots were administered last week. If you missed it, and haven’t gotten your flu shot elsewhere, please contact the Health and Wellness Clinic at 440-775-9819 to schedule an appointment. We have plenty of “high dose” and “low dose” available.

Insurance Workshop #4 – Traditional Medicare with Medigap Insurance

Tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 10 AM — only via Zoom. The Zoom link is: Meeting ID: 824 0671 1208. Donna Weber will host the session. An updated “Medical Insurance pamphlet” has been produced and will be available in hardcopy at the Front Desk or directly from Donna Weber.

Afternoon Exchange

Tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 4:00 PM in Heiser Auditorium and on KOTV. We are celebrating more Pandemic Heroes: Bill Doan, Retired Discount Drug Mart, Pharmacist and Daren McDonough, Director, Oberlin Public Library.  We will also have a  Grounds Update with Rachel Duncan, and share more about CARF Readiness. Q&A.

Budget Update with Residents

Thursday, Oct. 27 at 4 PM in the Auditorium, as well as via Zoom and KOTV. Please join us for this important update by Ann O’Malley, CFO. In person attendance is encouraged, if you are comfortable doing so. To join by Zoom: Meeting ID: 882 4813 1558.

Reminder: Time to Register for your COVID Shot at Kendal

If you haven’t gotten your COVID Booster Shot already and you wish to do so at Kendal at Oberlin next week, then please register in advance – i.e., this week – by using the links below. If you’ve gotten your Booster shot elsewhere, be sure to provide that documentation to the Health and Wellness Clinic.

Our COVID Booster Clinics for Independent Living residents will be held Tuesday, November 1 through Friday, November 4, from 9am to 2pm each day. The Pfizer BioNTech Bivalent COVID Booster will be provided in the Heiser Lounge. Please wear short sleeves.

Registration is… not hard, but there are a number of steps, so be prepared! Be sure to have your Medicare or Insurance Card information handy, and the date of your last COVID Vaccine Booster. To register, click the link on the date you prefer. Follow the prompts. If you need assistance registering, please contact the Health and Wellness Clinic at 440-775-9819 or email Laurie Dupee at

Other Announcements

Planned Power Outage – Correction

The Power Outage will take place from 11:59 PM on Saturday Oct 29 until Sunday morning (Oct 30) at 6 am. (Backup date: midnight Saturday November 5 until 6 am Sunday morning.)

Marcia Ballinger talk now available on YouTube

(shared by Shirley Taylor)  If you were not able to attend the Oct 23 program on “The Role of LCCC in Our Community & The Importance of the Ballot Initiative” by Dr. Marcia Ballinger and Dr. Jonathan Dryden, you can now watch it on YouTube:

Save the date! KORA’s Annual Meeting

Thursday, November 10, 2022, at 4:00 pm, in the Auditorium and via Zoom. A quorum (in person or on zoom) is needed to conduct official business, including the approval of the 2023 Council, officers, and budget. Therefore, there will be no KOTV broadcast of this important meeting.  Come to Heiser early for refreshments starting at 3:30. – Anne Palmer, KORA Secretary

Scooter Rides, Anyone?

(shared by Joe Colucci) Check out this video about a 97-year-old World War II veteran and the Scooter Club he leads through the parks in Beaverton, Oregon.

Covid News/Statistics

Governor Mike DeWine’s regular COVID Press Conferences:

COVID STATISTICS as of 10/25/2022  
VACCINATIONS# VaccinatedPopulation% of Pop
Kendal at Oberlin vaccinations 
Residents Vaccinated340340100.0%
Staff Vaccinated (some have Medical or Religious Exemption)22422798.7%
Total Residents + Staff vaccinated56456799.5%
Lorain County (Vaccinations Started)211,75468.3%
Ohio (Vaccinations Started)7,494,65464.1%
KENDAL AT OBERLIN – COVID CASES (Cumulative)10/25/2022Increase 
Independent Living Resident Cases420 
Stephens Care Center – Residential Care151 
Stephens Care Center – Skilled Nursing40 
   Residents Subtotal61 
SCC Staff and Volunteer Cases980 
Other Staff Cases722 
   Staff Subtotal170 
Total Residents + Staff231 
Current # in Isolation, COVID Positive2 
Total # of COVID, Beyond Isolation231 
LORAIN COUNTY – COVID CASES (Cumulative)10/20/2022Increase 
Total in Zip Code 440742,54321 
Total Lorain County82,159423 
Current CDC Lorain County Positivity Rate7.6%HIGH
Total Lorain County948 
Age Range Breakdown:  20-29: 5.  30-39: 7.  40-49: 23.  50-59: 73.  60-69: 189.  70-79: 267.  80+: 384
Note: Cumulative = since start of pandemic. Increase = since last week.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns,  please contact Stacy Terrell, Chief Health Services Officer, at 440-775-9811