Genealogy: Avocation, Addiction or Affliction?

By Resident Virgil Hoftiezer —  What do you call someone who spends their vacations in cemeteries, courthouses and libraries and all of their spare time hunched over a computer crawling through the internet web like a crazed spider? These are the same people who talk to themselves and then, occasionally, shout “I found him! (or […]

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Gifting our Children

By Resident Dave Skeen My wife Becky and I moved to Kendal at Granville in 2010 at the age of 70 having retired from teaching and administrative careers at Muskingum College in 2005. Following our retirement we spent 10 years working at a small University in Lithuania.  In the spring of 2010, on a returning […]

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The Decision to Move to Kendal

By Resident Barbara Condon — My husband Jack was retired, but working 30+ hours a week as a consulting physician for an HMO. He was a youthful, vigorous 78 years of age. One day at suppertime he sat down and out of the blue opened the conversation with a totally new topic of discussion. “We […]

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Invaluable Lessons

By Staff Member Amie Webb — When I started working at Kendal at Granville in 2007, I was hired as the Facility Services Administrative Assistant. Strangely, having previously been a realtor and office manager, it matched my skillset well. I really enjoyed the diversity of the position but, as I have always found, I needed […]

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20 Fingers, 88 Keys = An Evening of Delight

By Resident Reed Browning — Back in the era before phonograph cylinders and disks, before radio transmission even, families and friends would often gather to listen as two pianists, sharing one piano bench, performed pieces at a keyboard. This kind of music and performance was called “piano four hands,” or “à quatre mains,” and that’s […]

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Capable, caring and efficient hands

By Resident Emily H. — When moving to a new area requires changing medical communities, it’s not always easy. After three years at Kendal at Granville, I had my first medical emergency last month, and was relieved to find myself in capable, caring and efficient hands at all points–the smoothest I’ve experienced in seven other […]

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An Intergenerational Collaboration

By Resident Susan Richardson — As would be expected, the Kendal float in Granville’s Fourth of July parade was planned and built by Kendal residents, all members of the older and retired generation.  After some discussion, the residents’ Parade Committee decided to depict the various activities enjoyed by residents as they “celebrate the American dream.” […]

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Kendal Enjoys an Anniversary Bash!

By Resident Reed Browning —  On Monday, June 19, Kendal residents gathered in informal seating circles in the Amelia Room to mark the 12th anniversary of the founding of our community. Fortified by music, tales, libations, and hors d’oeuvres, we had a grand experience. One thing is for sure: Kendal knows how to throw a party. […]

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