January 21, 2020 —Larry and Arlene Dunn chose to move to Kendal at Oberlin in large part because of their love for music. The community’s proximity to Oberlin College and the Oberlin Conservatory was an important consideration. Add to that the friends they made at Kendal through a number of exploratory visits, and here they are. They are among many older adults choosing retirement living options in college or university towns.
A recent article in the New York Times highlights the Dunns’ experience and the anticipated growth for communities such as Kendal at Oberlin. College and university towns offer many opportunities for lifelong learning, art and culture. The youthful vibe of a college town has great appeal for many older adults.
Also interviewed for this article is another Kendal resident, Margaret Spicer of Kendal at Hanover, located near Dartmouth University.
The Kendal Corporation has a reputation for developing continuing care retirement communities that offer high quality services, many which are located in college communities. In addition to Oberlin and Hanover, these include:
- Ithaca, NY – Cornell University
- Granville, OH – Dennison University
- Lexington, VA – Washington and Lee, Virginia Military Institute
Kendal communities have long valued educational opportunities. Whether attending a lecture organized by a resident committee or a class taught be a local professor, Kendal residents enjoy being lifelong learners.