Community Update for week of 7/10/2023

Update to residents on 7/11/2023

Today’s and previous updates are found at

You’re Invited

Coffee Hour is tomorrow, Wednesday, July 12, at 9:30am in the Langston. Join us in person, or via KOTV or Zoom at .

Residents invited to dine with KaO Board: after the next board meeting, we have a few tables available where Board Members will dine with residents in the Fox and Fell for casual conversation on Tuesday, July 18, at approximately 6 PM. Tables generally are arranged with 2 board members and 3-4 residents.  Sign-up sheet is by the open mailboxes.

With Special Appreciation for Kendal’s July 4th Celebration

I highly doubt there were many communities that came even close to offering such a variety of options on the holiday for residents, staff, family and friends. It’s only fitting to give a shout-out to all those that made it happen.  (Apologies for any omissions). I’m going on record to say other communities asked me to share what all took place. BRAVO!  – Barbara Thomas

  • Committee Planners
  • Pet Parade Organizer for Stephens Center
  • Writer, Organizer, and Presenter of Program: America, the Flawed, but Still Beautiful
  • The Kendal Precision Lawn Chair Drill Team:
  • Trike-a-thon:
  • Radio Controlled Sailboats on Triangle Pond:
  • Hoot ‘n Holler Railroad:
  • Ice Cream Social: New Resident Scoopers:
  • THE Occasional Band:      
  • AV and Videography throughout the day:
  • Multiple set-ups and take-downs in the Auditorium and Outdoors: Facilities Services, Grounds staff P
  • Holiday Meal and Outstanding Array of Goodies at the Ice Cream Social: the fabulous Dining Services team
  • Square Dance session: 

Meet the Executive Search Firm

KORA Council will hold its usual open meeting next week on Thursday, July 20, at 10:00 a.m. in Heiser Auditorium. The central item on our agenda will be an opportunity to meet and interact with Dan Deffet, Elizabeth Feltner, and Rachael Smith, the consultants from the Deffet Group search firm. Deffet is guiding our “Transition Team” in the search for Kendal at Oberlin’s next CEO. The meeting will be broadcast on KOTV, as usual, but everyone is encouraged to attend this meeting in person.

Other Announcements

CandooTech lesson about “iPhone Basics”

The next Candoo Tech group lesson is tomorrow, Wednesday, July 12 from 1:00-2:00 pm. Once again, for those residents who would like to meet for the lesson, come to the Education Center Training Room.  You can also join the Zoom meeting – Meeting ID: 886 4016 462. Any questions, please contact Don Mulica (440-775-9875) or Judy Miller (440-776-5011).

Northern Lights are predicted to be visible in our area on Wednesday and Thursday nights, July 12 & 13 – a rare occurrence. Look especially to the north sky after 10 pm.

“Experience Oberlin” this Saturday:

Oberlin will be buzzing with activity on July 15:

  • 9-1: Farmer’s Market (next to Public Library)
  • 10-noon: Young Children’s Activities (E. College Street Courtyard)
  • 11-3: White Squirrel Scavenger Hunt (Tappan Square)
  • 11-3: Festival on Tappan Square + Sidewalk Sales + 2 new gallery shows at FAVA
  • Look for special deals at various restaurants

Birthday List:

In case you were ever wondering, the Birthday List is available in three places: (1) Bulletin Board across from mailboxes (if you borrow this list to copy it, please be sure to put it back so others can use it!) (2) KORA Website – look under “People.” (3) WKAO slides show birthday dates for this week. Helpful Hint: If you don’t want your birthday published on the list, just let Jodee Palmer know.

Fitness Center is here for You!

Hello Friends! If you have thought about getting into the pool, but just haven’t gotten around to it, now is the time!! It’s hot out and we have some great classes to try! We have 2 new water classes. On Tuesdays at 9:45 come try Flexibility in Motion, a gentle stretch and joint tune up. For those looking for a little more, come to class on Thursdays at 9:45 and try a S’WET class. This is a trademarked program that is a type of cross training. Come get fit and have some fun with these new programs. Call for more info or to let us know you are coming. 440-775-9851.

If water just isn’t your thing or if you are looking for an opportunity to slow down and recharge, come to the fitness room and try Stretch and Meditate. This class offers a full body stretch focused on relaxation and restoration. If you are interested in improving your balance, centering and grounding yourself, come try Tai Chi (called moving meditation) on Mondays and Wednesdays at 10 or Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4. At the end of every class, there is a 15-minute guided or silent meditation. Please call and let us know if you are interested.

JoyFULL Well-being Coaching is starting off with great success! Some of you have already received a packet of information in your mailboxes; if not, you will soon. If you are newer to Kendal, have some specific short- or long-term goals you need help with, want to make some life changes, or need some help getting motivated or to feel empowered to do your own work, give us a call. We can help 😊. Again, the phone number is 440-775-9851. We look forward to forming a long-term, deeply rooted relationship with you.

In Loving Memory of…


Nancy Cecil – July 5, 2023

Health News / Statistics

There have been no new COVID cases at Kendal at Oberlin in the last week that we are aware of.

KaO COVID STATISTICS as of 7/11/2023 
KENDAL AT OBERLIN – COVID CASESIncrease since last weekCumulative since start of pandemic
Independent Living Resident Cases0100
Stephens Care Center – Residential Care042
Stephens Care Center – Skilled Nursing04
   Residents Subtotal146
SCC Staff and Volunteer Cases0121
Other Staff Cases084
   Staff Subtotal205
Total Residents + Staff0351
Current # in Isolation, COVID Positive0
Total # of COVID, Beyond Isolation 390

For More Information:

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