The Oberlin Review

A community member created a chalk walk at Welcome Nursing Home to boost morale during a time of social distancing.

Local Retirement, Nursing Homes Cope with Pandemic Challenges

April 27, 2020

Local senior living centers Kendal at Oberlin and Welcome Nursing Home confirmed this week that no staff or residents at either establishment have tested positive for COVID-19. Both began closing their campuses before Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s stay-at-home order was enacted on March 23, and have continuously updated their protocols to ensure the safety of their communities over the past month.   Welcome Nursing Home caters specifically to elders in need of care services and medical plans. Ken...

Cross Country and Track & Field Teams Work at Community Service Site

Cross Country and Track & Field Teams Work at Community Service Site

September 20, 2019

The mens’ and womens’ Cross Country and Track and Field teams volunteered at various Oberlin and Lorain County establishments on their Day of Service last Sunday. A group of 76 athletes and five coaches helped workers at the Oberlin Heritage Center, Family Promise of Lorain County, Kendal at Oberlin, Prairie of Western Reserve Conservancy, Oberlin Community Services, and the Legion Field Community Garden complete various site-specific tasks throughout the day. This event was the Cross Country...

Kendal at Oberlin hosts the Oberlin Chapter of the League of Women Voters’ monthly Legislative Luncheon, where Ohio State Representative Joe Miller discussed issues he dealt with in the opening months of his first term.

State Representative Speaks at Kendal at Oberlin

April 19, 2019

Ohio State Representative Joe Miller came to Kendal at Oberlin Friday, April 12 to discuss women’s rights, the so-called “heartbeat bill,” and the challenges he faced in the first four months of his first term. Miller was hosted by the League of Women Voters of the Oberlin Area at their monthly Legislative Luncheon. The audience included Kendal at Oberlin residents; members of the League of Women Voters of the Oberlin Area; Moms Demand Action, a gun control advocacy group; and Lorain Count...

A new tree stands tall after being planted for the grand opening of the John Bartram Arboretum at Kendal at Oberlin. The arboretum has become a new avenue for studying and maintaining the community’s diverse flora.

Kendal Unveils City’s Second Arboretum

May 6, 2016

Residents of Oberlin’s retirement community had the chance to show off their handiwork earlier today, when Kendal at Oberlin held a tree-dedication ceremony honoring the official opening of the John Bartram Arboretum. Over 1,100 trees have been planted at Kendal since the retirement community opened 25 years ago. The namesake of the greenery is John Bartram, a Pennsylvania Quaker from the 1700s who is considered to be the first American-born botanist. Kendal resident Larry Dunn said the planting...

Feature Photo: The Wright Side of History

Feature Photo: The Wright Side of History

April 29, 2016

Norman Craig, OC ’53 and emeritus professor of chemistry, gives a talk on the Wright brothers sponsored by the Oberlin Heritage Center at Kendal at Oberlin’s Heiser Auditorium. Many are familiar with the story of the Wright brothers, from their bicycle business in Dayton, Ohio, to their historic first flight on Dec. 17, 1903 above the sand dunes of Kitty Hawk, NC. However, fewer know of the Wright family’s connection to Oberlin. The famous duo’s sister, Katharine, graduated from Oberlin College...

Jean Barker Program to Foster Intergenerational Connections

September 28, 2012

The Jean Barker Intergenerational Connections Program, which was established to facilitate relationships between College students and elderly members of the community, will soon begin pairing interested students with members of the Welcome Nursing Home, the John Frederick Oberlin Society and Kendal at Oberlin, a local retirement community. Recent graduates Alex Tutant, OC ’12, and Inyang Udo, OC ’12, created the Jean Barker Intergenerational Connections Program to address issues of ageism after being inspired by the Social Justice Institute workshop. The program was named after Jean Barker, OC ’57, an avid supporter of the Oberlin College Dialogue Center, who worked with Tutant and Udo to set up the project....

Block Party Brings Residents, Students Together

Robin Wasserman, News Editor

September 28, 2012

Kendal’s Precision Lawn Chair Drill Team marched into the barricaded East College Street gripping their chairs. The group’s taskmaster, Don Parker, barked orders through a megaphone. “Heads left! Heads right!” he called out. The team of Kendal at Oberlin residents, clad in brightly mismatched outfits and flamboyant hats — one with a plush white squirrel perched on top — followed orders with mock seriousness. The drill team’s performance last Saturday, Sept. 29, was part of the Oberlin Community Block Party in Tappan Square, a collaborative effort between the city of Oberlin, the College, Kendal at Oberlin residents and community volunteers. The Block Party also featured performances by OB Jump,...

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