A Publication of Wexner Heritage Village
December 2013
Village eNews
2013 in Review... 2014 Look Ahead
A message from David Rosen, WHV President & CEO 

As we approach the close of another year, I want to take a moment to share with you just a sample of what has been happening at Wexner Heritage Village this year and offer a glimpse of what is to come next year.

In 2013 we have:
  • Added two new "Point Physicians", at Wexner Heritage House (WHH). Each is responsible for patients on a particular unit, creating more consistent care for patients and better communication for staff.
  • Launched WHV Geriatric Planning Solutions to provide the community with a much-needed, professional resource for ensuring older adults are safe and cared for in their homes.
  • Establish a partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs that positions Zusman Hospice as one of only two central Ohio VA insurance approved providers.
  • Became the first clinical setting outside of New York or Los Angeles to embrace Urban Zen Integrative Therapy - which combines reiki massage, aroma therapy, relaxation techniques and yoga to reduce anxiety, relieve pain and increase restfulness in patients and their families.
  • Continued to grow and strengthen our inter-generational programming through our ongoing relationship with Columbus Day School.
  • Honored more than 100 volunteers for contributing in excess of 9,300 hours of service to WHV, including Harriet "Honey" Abramson, who was awarded the 2013 Young at Heart Senior of the Year Award by ThisWeek Community Newspapers.
  • Reached and maintained full capacity at The Cottage, our new assisted living residence for individuals living with dementia-related conditions.
  • Seen the number of hospice patients cared for by Zusman Hospice and Zusman House, our inpatient unit, grow by more than 50 percent.
  • Doubled the number of seniors we have helped to continue to live safely in their homes through our Home Health & Wellness programs.
Building on these successes, in 2014, we plan to:
  • Open a Comprehensive Wellness Program & Clinic at Heritage Tower and Bexley Heritage Apartments that will provide services that allow for lower-income residents to remain safely in their homes longer and improve the quality of life.
  • Double the size of The Cottage, our assisted living unit for those with Alzheimer's disease and other dementia-related conditions, from 10 to 20 beds.
  • Strengthen our new partnership with OSU Wexner Medical Center Ross Heart Hospital and Zusman Hospice that places our staff in their building and their patients in our beds.
  • Renovate our in-patient Zusman House to increase the number of beds we can support, as well as add a new family gathering space and a dedicated location for Urban Zen Integrative Therapy practitioners.
Of course, none of this is possible without the ongoing support of our generous donors and the entire community.

It is because of individuals like you, who share our vision and have invested in our organization, that we have accomplished so much, sustain the highest standards of care and continue to grow and thrive.

Thank you.


David Rosen
President & CEO
Please Join Us
WHV 2013 Annual Meeting, AnnualMeetingWednesday, Jan. 22, at 12 p.m.

Those who contribute to Wexner Heritage Village's mission of caring for each individual's physical and spiritual health will be honored at the organization's 2013 Annual Meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 22, from noon to 1 pm.


This year's annual meeting will feature keynote speaker Michael Feuer, founder and president of Max-Wellness.

In addition to providing a summary of WHV's work over the past 12 months and a preview of the upcoming year's vision, WHV President and CEO David Rosen will present the annual Chair's Award, which recognizes an organization's commitment to WHV. 


"This year we chose a winner that illustrates what we mean when we talk about helping to care for those who have challenges helping themselves," Rosen said. "We are fortunate and blessed to have Urban Zen as a partner at WHV and I am personally honored to have the opportunity to recognize what they bring to our organization."

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Ginger Chicken Noodle Soup

Traditionalists may balk at the addition of ginger to chicken noodle soup, but this spice contains anti-inflammatory agents that help soothe a sore throat and open up nasal passages and may also help the body fight infection.

Help Support Wexner Heritage Village

Contributions giveto Wexner Heritage Village, regardless of size, have an immediate and meaningful impact on many individuals and guarantee our ongoing ability to enrich the lives of our community's most vulnerable seniors and their families today, tomorrow and for generations to come.


As you consider your year-end giving options, please keep Wexner Heritage Village in mind.


For more information on donating to WHV, contact Debbie Melser at 614-559-0331 or dmelser@whv.org.

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