A Publication of Wexner Heritage Village
August 2013
Village eNews
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In Christy's Shoes Donates $20,000 to Zusman Hospice

With a new, $20,000 donation last week, Wexner Heritage Village's Zusman Hospice benefactor In Christy's Shoes has brought the total raised to support care for patients and their families to $30,000 in just five years.

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Diabetes Academy Now Enrolling

Wexner Heritage Village is bringing a new diabetes education program to the central Ohio community. The four free, one-hour classes are designed to give those with diabetes, or who care for someone with the disease, the information they need to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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WHV Volunteer is Young at Heart

After more than a decade of volunteering, including more than 2,000 hours at Wexner Heritage Village, 85-year-old Harriet "Honey" Abramson says she has no intention of slowing down. It is that indomitable spirit that earned Abramson the 2013 Young At Heart Senior Award.

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In-Home Care
Home Health & Wellness team treats clients like family
HH&W StaffWhen Tammy Petty received a phone call in the middle of the night from a Wexner Heritage Village Home Health & Wellness client who had run out of her medication, she knew what had to be done.

 

"I got out of bed, put my clothes on and went to the store to pick it up," said Petty. "She had no one and things like that really matter." 
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Now at WHV
Village professionals extend their reach on the web
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WHV Institute Extends Community

The Wexner Heritage Village Institute, WHV's research and education arm, was recently held up as an excellent example of innovative ways senior healthcare organizations can become a true hub of community activity.

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Creekside Experts Help With Transitions
Creekside at the Village Executive Director Sue Ashcraft shared her insights and expertise on how to ease the tension of downsizing to a smaller home.

Nutrition Education Goes Digital

Ohio State Medical Dietetics student Becky Mok was featured in a blog about nutrition for going the extra mile and teaching a WHV resident about using technology to track calories and for other healthy weight loss strategies.

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Events
Mark your calendar... you won't want to miss these upcoming events

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Featured events:
Conversations Before the Crisis

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

6:30 to 7:30 pm 

Wine & hors d'oeuvres served at 6 pm

Wexner Heritage Village

FREE

 

Are you facing the challenges of caring for an aging parent or loved one, either now or in the future?  Join our panel of local experts for a discussion of what you need to know to be prepared, including the key elements of a long-term care plan, the basics of hospice, the documents you need to ensure your loved one's wishes are honored and how professional geriatric care management can reduce family stress and improve your loved one's quality of life.
 

While this event is FREE, space is limited. Please contact Anne Kuntz at

614-496-2077 or akuntz@whv.org for more information and reservations.


Medicare 101

 

 Thursday, August 22, 2013

10:30 am to noon

Wexner Heritage Village

FREE

 

 

Whether you are already enrolled or will be new to Medicare in 2014, this informative program is for you.

 

Presented by the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) of the Ohio Department of Insurance, come find out about your options and what's new to Medicare in 2014, including what is and is not covered, the costs, the ins and outs of Medicare prescription benefits and how to avoid becoming a victim of unscrupulous sales practices.

 

While this event is FREE, space is limited. Please contact Anne Kuntz at

614-496-2077 or akuntz@whv.org for more information and reservations.

Also this month...
  • Diabetes Academy:  Diabetes 101, August 5, 2:00 pm, Wexner Heritage Village
  • Grief Support Group, Mondays in August, 6:30 pm, Wexner Heritage Village
  • WHV Hosts Columbus Metro Parks at LifeCare Alliance's Senior Lunch, August 16, 11:45 am, Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus
  • Dwight Lenox Concert, Augut 18, 7:00 pm, Creekside at the Village
  • Medicare 101, August 22, 10:30 am to noon, Wexner Heritage Village

          Click here to register for these events and for the entire WHV Calendar

 

Health & Wellness
Facts and recipes to support your healthy lifestyle
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How to Get the Most (or Least) From Your Drink

We've all heard the saying, "you are what you eat." But what we drink can be just as important. Staying well hydrated is critical to our health. Dehydration can cause fatigue and difficulty with mental focus, make it difficult to tolerate hot weather, negatively impact exercise performance and can increase our risk for urinary tract infections, kidney stones and gallstones.

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Tea Thyme Soda

This simple black tea is infused with cinnamon and fresh thyme for a crisp, refreshing taste. The ancient Greeks used thyme in their baths and burnt it as incense in their temples, believing it was a source of courage. In the European Middle Ages, the herb was placed beneath pillows to aid sleep and ward off nightmares. Today, thyme tea is thought to help ease the symptoms of coughs and bronchitis.

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If you have any questions regarding hydration or other nutrition needs, in-home nutrition counseling by Wexner Heritage Village Wellness Coordinator Becky Kraynek, RD, LD, CNWC, is available. Services include individual diet counseling, weight loss planning, fitness programs, meal planning and disease management. For information or to request an appointment, contact Becky at rkraynek@whv.org or 614-559-0335.
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