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February 25, 2013

Why Kendal Northern Ohio Doesn’t Use the Term “Senior Citizen”

Senior citizen: an elderly or aged person, especially one who is retired or whose principal source of support is a pension or Social Security benefits. That’'s what Dictionary.com defines the group as, but it is easy to interpret that definition as old, limited, boring— everything Kendal at Oberlin residents and Kendal at Home members are not.

Let’s take a look at the differences a little more closely:

  • Old: They say you are only as old as you feel. From the looks of things, Kendal members and residents could certainly be in their teens, 20s, or 30s. We see them hitting hot spots in Downtown Cleveland, taking in art and culture, and taking part in events and offerings in Northeast Ohio. We also see them keeping fit in the gym, fitness classes, and the Kendal pool. And just about everyone gets involved with Fun Fitness Week!
  • Limited: As we age, certain experiences may become a little more difficult, but that certainly doesn’t restrict our lifestyles. Many residents of Kendal at Oberlin take classes at Oberlin College, and Kendal at Home members attend courses at other local colleges, just like any other college student. Lifelong learning courses are also offered right on Kendal at Oberlin’s “campus” for those who don’t want to travel too far for their education. If they can take on college classes, they can take on anything!
  • Boring: If the last two points haven’t proven Kendal residents and members are not boring, there are several more facts to consider. Many residents take part in their own interesting lifestyle preferences, including fostering pets, playing sports, learning a second language, making political statements, and several other hobbies.

As you can see, these older adults are anything but old, limited, or boring. To learn more about Kendal at Oberlin or Kendal at Home, contact us today


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