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October 2013
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Urban Zen Grows at WHV

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, more patients and families than ever will have the opportunity to experience the healing and calming influence of Urban Zen Integrative Therapy.


In January, Wexner Heritage Village became the first clinical setting outside of the UCLA Health Systems and New York City's Beth Israel Medical Center to offer patients the revolutionary therapy that combines yoga, reiki massage, breathing techniques and aroma therapy to reduce pain, anxiety, nausea, insomnia and constipation.


Starting this month, five additional WHV staff members from across the organization will take part in an intensive training program to become certified Urban Zen practitioners.

2013 WHV Clergy Appreciation Breakfast: All Faiths Welcomed
Wexner Heritage Village is pleased to once again welcome members of the clergy representing all faiths to its Annual Clergy Appreciation Breakfast Thursday, Oct. 24, from 8:30 to 10 am.
The event, hosted in recognition of National Pastoral Care Month, will focus on "The Healthcare Chaplain and Local Clergy: A Vital, Crucial and, by Necessity, Unequal Partnership." 
The keynote speaker is Chaplain (Col.) Rabbi Mitchell Ackerson, Commander of the 114th Chaplain Detachment, based in Los Alamitos, Calif., and Director of Pastoral Care of the Lifebridge Health System in Baltimore, MD. 
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New Point Physicians added to rehabilitation staff
To meet the growing demand for high-quality post-hospitalization rehabilitation services, Wexner Heritage Village has added two new doctors to its medical staff.


Drs. John Tychonievich and Brian Carlisle will join Wexner Rehabilitation Medical Director Dr. Nutan Ruegsegger as Point Physicians, providing care and supervision on our short-term rehabilitation units. Rounding out the team is nurse practitioner Stephanie Brader, BA, RN, MS, CNP.

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Spiritual Volunteers Reach Residents Through Faith

Questioning one's long-held beliefs in the face of grief, depression and loneliness can be a normal part of the aging process. But, thanks to the Nadav Spiritual Volunteer Program, members of the Wexner Heritage Village community of all faiths have someplace to turn for help finding peace of mind.

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Intergenerational Programming Returns to WHV for 2013-14
Project LINK, a program established to connect students from the Columbus Jewish Day School with residents of Wexner Heritage Village for educational, social and spiritual programming, kicked off its third year last month with several events in celebration of the Jewish High Holy Days.
Mark your calendar... you won't want to miss these upcoming events

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Grief Lecture Series:
Permission to Grieve,
Permission to Heal
Wednesday, October 9
 7 to 8 pm
 Wexner Heritage Village


Led by the highly trained and experienced bereavement counselors of Zusman Hospice, this second installment in the Grief Lecture Series will focus on the steps each individual goes through during the process of healing from and grieving a loss. Special attention will be on identifying the personal, familial and cultural messages we internalize and how they help or hinder the healing process.


For reservations or more information about all the bereavement services of Zusman Hospice, call 614-559-0350, visit us online at whv.org or email us at zh@whv.org.


Wound Management
Certification Course
Monday, October 14


Thursday, October 18

Wexner Heritage Village


Wexner Heritage Village is pleased to sponsor and host a four-day wound management certification course this month in partnership with the Wound Care Education Institute (WCEI).


A number of WHV associates will take the course, which is designed to prepare doctors and nurses to take the rigorous Wound Care Certification Exam.


"This is another example of how we are constantly elevating the already exceptional level of care we provide our patients and residents," Senior Vice President of Operations Nisha Hammel said.


For more information or to register, please go to www.wcei.net.

Also this month...
  • Grief Support Group, Mondays in October, 7 to 8:30 pm
  • What's New in Medicare, Monday, October 7, 10:30 to 11:30 am
  • Diabetes Academy: Diabetes & Nutrition, Monday, October 7, 2 to 3 pm
  • Nadav Spiritual Volunteer Training, Tuesday, October 8, noon to 1 pm
  • 2013 Clergy Appreciation Breakfast, Thursday, October 24, 8:30 to 10 am 

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


Save The DateWexner Heritage Village 2014 Annual Meeting

 Wednesday, January 22, 2014, noon to 1 pm

 Special Guest:  Michael Feuer, Founder & CEO of Max-Wellness

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What's New in Medicare

With the Medicare open enrollment period rapidly approaching, Wexner Heritage Village wants to make sure seniors and their caregivers are well informed about changes to the federally-funded health insurance program for 2014.


On Monday, Oct. 7, from 10:30 to 11:30 am and again on Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 6 to 7 pm, experts from the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) of the Ohio Department of Insurance will discuss these changes and the impact on Medicare recipients. The free program will be held at Wexner Heritage Village, 1151 College Avenue. 

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WHV Associate Fund

Each year, as the winter holiday season approaches, our residents' and patients' families often ask how they can recognize the exceptional work of Wexner Heritage Village associates.


While all of our associates truly appreciate these very generous gestures, gifts to individual staff members are appropriately prohibited by the regulations that govern our operations. However, for those who are moved to recognize the performance of the WHV team, several years ago we established the WHV Associate Fund.  Learn more

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Facts and recipes to support your healthy lifestyle
Promote Joint Health with Foods That Fight Inflammation

Nearly half of American adults are affected by bone and joint conditions, the most common cause of severe long-term pain and disability worldwide. Bone and Joint Health National Awareness Week is October 12-20 and you can celebrate by developing a plan to incorporate foods that fight inflammation and promote a healthy lifestyle for the long run into your diet. 

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Mixed Berry Yogurt Muffins

Loaded with antioxidant-rich berries and made with Greek yogurt, these muffins are very moist and very much cupcake-like in their texture, yet refreshing and light. Eat them for breakfast as well as dessert and don't be afraid to experiment with other fruits, fresh or dried, as well as nuts and dark chocolate chips.

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