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How to Get More Out of Your Retirement

Posted by Kendal at Home on October 12, 2016 at 8:30 AM

Retire.jpgWhen you envision your retirement, what does it look like? Will you relax at home, spending more time with your grandchildren and working in your garden? Or will you travel the globe? Or will you finally work in a career that passionately interests you, rather than the one you chose because of the salary and benefits? No matter which is your vision, how you retire can have a big impact on your health, along with your enjoyment of retirement. Here’s how you can get more out of your retirement.

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Topics: retirement living, retirement

Ready for Retirement? Make the Most of Your Savings

Posted by Kendal at Home on November 30, 2015 at 9:00 AM

Retirement-SavingsThanks to Baby Boomers, the notion of the frail retiree is being shattered. Today’s retirees are spending their new free time hiking, teaching, creating and doing the things they didn’t have time to do during their working years.

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Topics: retirement living

Retirement Living: How to Start Tackling Your Bucket List

Posted by Lynne Giacobbe on August 18, 2014 at 7:30 AM

tackle_bucket_list_after_retirementYou know that list you’ve been creating for most of your life? That list of all the things you want to do and accomplish? Some call it a bucket list, some call it a life list—whatever you call it, we all have them. And there’s no time like your retirement to start checking items off.

However, this can be intimidating. Sometimes bucket lists are so daunting, people spend more time thinking about them than actually experiencing them. Your retirement is the perfect opportunity to start changing that—all you have to do is begin. Here are some tips to start tackling your bucket list right away!

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Topics: retirement living, retirement, bucket list

Turkey Stuffed with Spinach & Feta Cheese: A Kendal at Oberlin Recipe

Posted by Lynne Giacobbe on February 11, 2014 at 9:00 AM

From opportunities for lifelong learning to fitness classes and beyond, there’s plenty to love about Kendal at Oberlin. But if there’s one thing residents will rave about again and again, it’s the food.

Kendal at Oberlin’s kitchen is under the direction of Executive Chef Scott Stonestreet and Sous Chef Lisa Wilken. With a team that includes cooks, utility staff members, and food runners, Stonestreet and Wilken prepare delicious dishes to please just about all residents—dishes that include everything from fresh local produce to wild game.

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Topics: healthy diet, retirement living, Kendal at Oberlin, retirement community, kendal recipe

Retirement Living: 4 Outdoor Activities to Enjoy During Indian Summer

Posted by Lynne Giacobbe on September 16, 2013 at 9:03 AM

older adults indian summerIndian summer is arguably one of the most enjoyable times of the year. It’'s still warm outside but without the oppressive heat of summer or the chill of fall. That makes Indian summer an ideal time to get outside. Older adults can enjoy outdoor activities and exercise that aren’'t possible in less ideal weather. We take a look at a few ways to embrace the season here.

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Topics: remaining active, retirement living, outdoor activities

Life Enrichment Committee Helps Kendal at Home Members Socialize

Posted by Lynne Giacobbe on September 9, 2013 at 7:48 AM

older adult socializationIn our last post, we introduced the Life Enrichment Committee: a group that brainstorms physically and mentally stimulating opportunities for Kendal at Home members to meet and share ideas, stories, and experiences. One of the Life Enrichment Committee’s most popular events is the annual bird walk, which takes place in late April or early May.

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Topics: Kendal at Home, life enrichment committee, retirement living

Retirement Living: Tips for Finding Part-Time Jobs

Posted by Lynne Giacobbe on August 29, 2013 at 7:10 AM

find the right part-time jobIf you want to enjoy the benefits of retirement, but you aren’'t ready to leave the workforce entirely, a part-time job may be for you. Part-time jobs give older adults the opportunity to keep active while maintaining a flow of income beyond what social security and retirement investments provide. While some people may be able to negotiate reduced hours at their current jobs, others look at a part-time job later in life as an opportunity to try something new.

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Topics: older adults, retirement living, part-time jobs

5 Part-Time Jobs Ideal For Older Adults

Posted by Lynne Giacobbe on August 26, 2013 at 7:38 AM

older worker bookstoreWhen the thrill of sleeping in until after the sun rises on weekdays wanes, it’'s not uncommon for retired professionals to feel a void after leaving the workforce. To fill this void, many older adults will pursue part-time employment.

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Topics: older adults, retirement living, part-time jobs

Retirement Living: Dining Out with a Vegan Diet

Posted by Lynne Giacobbe on August 22, 2013 at 7:30 AM

vegan mealWhether in celebration of one of life’'s milestones, catching up with old friends, or simply in pursuit of something new, dining out can be one of life’'s great pleasures. Oberlin and Cleveland offer a number of superb restaurants for Kendal at Oberlin residents to explore, many of which offer a variety of vegan dishes.

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Topics: retirement living, Kendal at Oberlin, vegan diet

Retirement Living: Prepping for Your Vegan Meal Out

Posted by Lynne Giacobbe on August 14, 2013 at 7:12 AM

fruits and veggiesAdopting a diet rich in leafy green vegetables, fresh fruit, and high-fiber grains and beans, like the Mediterranean diet, can promote weight loss and heart health. For this reason and others, many older adults at Kendal at Oberlin have opted to go vegan.

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Topics: retirement living, Kendal at Oberlin, vegan diet

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