Laughter: A New Prescription for Good Health

Jul 16, 2019

We can all think of a friend or a movie (or both if we are lucky enough) that make us laugh. But absent those automatic triggers, how often do you laugh? For actor Carl Reiner the answer is daily, and at 97 years old, maybe he’s onto something.

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Favorite Summer Reads

During the 1960s “In Cold Blood” and “Valley of the Dolls” was cracked open on beach towels throughout the country. In the ‘70s most of us were reading “Jaws” and “The World According to Garp,” then in the late ‘90s Harry Potter grabbed the collective attention of young and old. Some summers, though, it’s hard […]

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Smaller Space – Larger Living

Jul 12, 2019

A lot of us are drawn to photographs of tiny houses, which are often pictured nestled in a bucolic backyard or tooling down a highway backdropped by a mountain range. But those houses are small – typically 100 to 400 square feet – and that “less is more” lifestyle is hard to imagine actually living. […]

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Oberlin is One of Kiplinger’s “Smart Places to Retire”

Jul 06, 2019

A feature article posted July 3 on the website of Kiplinger Personal Finance includes Oberlin, Ohio on its list of “12 Smart Places to Retire.” Proximity of Oberlin College and a vibrant Kendal life plan community in the town of Oberlin are noted as reasons to consider this a retirement destination.

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Kendal Staff and Residents Present at Dementia Action Alliance

Jul 03, 2019

With book clubs, monthly newsletter articles, a memory enhancement course and dementia awareness training, Kendal at Oberlin residents and staff have been “re-imagining dementia” for some time, which is why they were invited to present at the Dementia Action Alliance’s “Re-Imagining Dementia” conference in Atlanta this summer. Residents Carol Bojanowski and Elizabeth Hole along with […]

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Kendal’s “Wordly Wise” Tops in United Way Spelling Bee

Jul 02, 2019

For the second time in four years Kendal at Oberlin is the top honeybee in the county. The four-person team of residents Rebecca Cardozo, Tina Graf, Robin Lauren and Nancy MacRae out-spelled 17 other teams for first place in “Spellebrate,” United Way of Greater Lorain County’s version of a spelling bee that combines fun and […]

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Mental Health Awareness

May 24, 2019

One in five men and women 55 years of age and older experience some type of mental health concern. That’s just one of many issues related to older adults and mental health, and what better time to discuss then during Mental Health Awareness Month.

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Kendal at Oberlin’s S & P Rating Upgraded to ‘A’

May 25, 2019

Kendal at Oberlin recently received an ‘A’ Standard and Poor’s Rating from S&P Global. The life plan community has maintained an ‘A-‘ S&P rating since 2013 and this is its first ‘A’ rating. Kendal at Oberlin is the only Kendal affiliate with an “A” rating and one of about 10 percent continuing care retirement communities […]

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Coping with Neck Pain

Apr 18, 2019

Let’s talk about that pain in your neck, literally. Neck pain is common and typically comes with age-related wear and tear and poor posture, especially when sitting at a desk. That’s why Matt Baloun, Kendal’s therapy and rehabilitation director, decided to hold a two-hour clinic on neck and head posture. He figured the information would […]

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Kendal Supports Oberlin Drama at Grafton

Apr 18, 2019

After 36 years in prison, newly released inmate, Jerome Thompson, says he is a changed man. Part of that change is thanks to a theatre program that promotes mutual respect and love. Kendal resident Phyllis Gorfain, founder and artistic director of Oberlin Drama at Grafton, invited Jerome and other participants to Kendal recently to share their […]

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