What's good to know this week!
Keeping our community safe and connected.

  • OBP Resources: We have kits for safe storage and disposal of medicine. Stop by our office to pick up your FREE kit! No Weapons sign. The signs are in! Members can have them for free or $5 each for non-members, while supplies last. (Remember, you have to post on all entrances to be in compliance.) Let us know if you'd like signage. Are you hiring? We can help! Members can contact us with the information and we'll promote it.

  • Networking: Join us for an evening of connecting and conversation! Thursday, August 11, 6 - 8 pm at Sunset Terrace at Lakeview Park. Meet women leaders from around the county! See the flyer included for details and register at Registration: Women's Leadership Network Event

  • Shoutouts: ThiNi Thai has reopened in their newly expanded space - check them out!

Member Highlight
Kendal At Oberlin
From their website:
"Kendal at Oberlin is a mission-driven, nonprofit community for older adults. At the heart of our mission is our commitment to provide high quality services to our residents. This includes both a vibrant resident-lead lifestyle and a range of supportive health care services when needed. This commitment also includes a promise to provide services for a resident’s life, even if they outlive their financial resources.
The first residents of Kendal at Oberlin moved in during October of 1993. But plans to bring a retirement community to Oberlin began many years before that. In 1987, a group of Oberlin citizens decided to investigate the possibility of building a retirement community in Oberlin. After exploring a number of communities across the country, the group persuaded The Kendal Corporation (Kennett Square, PA) to “develop, market, arrange for financing and construction, and to own and manage Kendal at Oberlin.” Kendal at Oberlin now has its own independent Board of Directors, with The Kendal Corporation as a supporting partner. This relationship offers flexibility to meet the needs of our local community, as well as all the benefits of a multi-unit operation.
Today, Kendal at Oberlin is a life plan community serving approximately 350 residents on campus. And it’s a hub of activity for older adults throughout the community of Oberlin. Residents have moved here from 36 states and the District of Columbia. Kendal strives to serve the greater community as well, with fitness center classes open to community members, the Kendal Early Learning Center, and a certified arboretum."

Foldspace Origami Studio
From their website:
"James has provided educational origami programs and events to several hundred students in a range of venues over the past 15 years. He is committed to providing learning experiences using origami to create a pathway to support both STEM and STEAM education, improve attention, and develop fine motor and problem-solving skills.
After graduating from Oberlin College in 2006, James served for 11 years as the Education Director with the Firelands Association for Visual Arts, where he curated the FAVA Folding Festival for over 8 years. He also organized and hosted multiple origami gallery exhibitions featuring master paper folders. 
James has led countless educational origami programs and events for students young and old with organizations including the Cleveland Institute of Art, the Sandusky Cultural Center, the Cleveland International Film Festival, and the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft.
He is currently on the roster of teaching artists for the Center for Arts Inspired Learning, based in Cleveland, OH. 
The Foldspace Origami Studio was founded in 2017 as an art studio and teaching space for students of all ages."

Looking ahead:
  • Wed: Aug 10: Unwanted Plants in Oberlin's Urban Landscape (see above).
  • Thur: Aug 11: Good Morning Oberlin - in person! WLN networking event (see above).
  • Sat: Aug 13: 2nd Saturdays in Oberlin.
  • Mon: Aug 15: Early move in for Oberlin College.
  • Sun: Aug 28: Oberlin College new student arrival.

For more details on these dates, please visit their respective websites and/or FB pages.
If there is an important date you'd like to be considered for next week's newsletter, send me an email!
You can reach us at
Maureen Simen, obpevents@gmail.com and Janet Haar, obp.org@gmail.com