A Publication of Wexner Heritage Village
February 2014
Village eNews
WHV 2013 Annual Meeting Photo Album
January meetingevent brought community together to celebrate successes of 2013

More than 100 people attended the Wexner Heritage Village 2013 Annual Meeting on Wednesday, January 22, 2014. A complete version of the WHV 2013 Annual Report can be viewed online. Printed copies are also available and can be obtained by contacting WHV Development Director Debbie Melser at dmelser@whv.org or 614-559-0331.


Wexner Heritage Village Board Chair Eric Wasserstrom gave an update on the five-year Campaign to Revolutionize Care. At the half-way point, he reported, more than $7 million has been raised toward the original Campaign goal of $10 million. However, the Campaign is on track to surpass its goal and raise approximately $12 million by the time it closes in 2015.

Urban Zen Integrative Therapy program benefactor Karen Jones (left), Yoga on High owner Marcia Miller (center) and Urban Zen Program Director Lori Guth Moffett accepted the 2013 Wexner Heritage Village Chair's Award in recognition of their work to establish and grow the therapeutic program at WHV. Last year, WHV became the first healthcare organization of its kind, outside of Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City and the UCLA Health System in Los Angeles, to adopt Urban Zen.

Wexner Heritage Village President & CEO David Rosen welcomed keynote speaker Michael Feuer. Feuer is founder of retailer OfficeMax and most recently created Max-Wellness, a retail chain focused on "head-to-toe" body care and healthy living. A Central Ohio native, Feuer has first-hand experience with the work of WHV. His father was a resident of Wexner Heritage House and his sister was a patient of Zusman Hospice.

Wexner Heritage Village Board Chair Eric Wasserstrom (left) with WHV President & CEO David Rosen, Board Secretary Joy Gonsiorowski and Board Vice Chair Gary Rosenstein at the 2013 Annual Meeting. At the meeting we welcomed new Board members Dr. Arnie Good, Jody Scheiman and Aaron Shocket and thanked Eric Zidel, who is leaving the board, for his years of service.

Creekside at the Village
Get to Know jeanJean Kramer, Creekside at the Village Executive Director
Despite this winter's arctic temperatures, Jean Kramer says she is convinced relocating from Miami to become Creekside at the Village's new Executive Director was the right choice.


"This was a big move for me," said Kramer, who moved to Central Ohio with her husband Bernie in December. "I knew something about Wexner Heritage Village and always had thought of it highly, so when the opportunity presented itself, I took it."


Having grown up in Montreal as well as earning a master's degree in business administration from the University of Ottawa and another in social work from the University of Toronto, Kramer says the region's sometimes frigid temperatures are nothing new to her.


But, Kramer said, "There is more to it than weather. It was about being at a good place, with good people and where I can make a contribution." Learn more

Mark your calendar... you won't want to miss these upcoming events
The Grief Journey
Six-week sessions starting
Monday, February 3
6 to 7:30 pm
Tuesday, February 4
12:30 to 2 pm
Wexner Heritage Village

This six-week series is designed for those who are newly bereaved as well as those still struggling with the stages of grief and life after a loss. The group discussions will focus on understanding your grief, exploring your feelings of loss, understanding the needs of mourning, nurturing yourself and seeking reconciliation.


Participation requires a pre-screening with the group facilitator. Call 614-559-0350 or email zh@whv.org to schedule an appointment.

Art Therapy: Zentangling
Thursday, February 27
6:30 to 8 pm
Wexner Heritage Village

Art can provide an alternative way to express our emotions. With a focus on the process rather than the product, this group provides a supportive, non-judgmental environment to explore your grief, develop new awareness and insight, and grow toward healing.


Come learn the basics and art of Zentangling and create meaningful art while developing a sense of peace and relaxation. No art experience is required and all materials will be supplied.


Advance registration is required. Please call 614-559-0350 or email zh@whv.org to reserve your space.

Also this month...
  • Medicare Counseling  |  Feb. 5, 10 am to noon  |  by appointment at 614-795-0927 or akuntz@whv.org
  • Coffee Talk: Jewish Superstitions  |  Feb. 6, 11 am to noon  |  614-559-0243 or dlefton@whv.org to register
  • Care for the Caregiver: The Legal Side of Caregiving  |  Feb. 10, 6:30 to 8 pm  |  614-559-0350 or zh@whv.org to register
  • Medicare Counseling  |  Feb. 13, 2:30 to 4 pm  |  by appointment at 614-795-0927 or akuntz@whv.org
  • Just for Teens Grief Support Group  |  Feb.13, 6:30 to 8 pm  |  614-559-0350 or zh@whv.org to register
  • Urban Zen: Managing Anxiety  |  Feb. 14, 2 to 3:30 pm  |  614-559-0350 or zh@whv.org to register
  • Medicare Counseling  |  Feb. 17, 10 am to noon  |  by appointment at 614-795-0927 or akuntz@whv.org
Health & Wellness
Facts and heartrecipes to support your healthy lifestyle
8 Ways to Prevent Heart Disease
February is American Heart Month and you can celebrate by taking steps to protect your heart and ensure you are not one of the 715,000 Americans who will experience a heart attack this year.


For healthy people, there are steps that have been shown to help reduce the risk factors for coronary artery disease. Keep in mind that reducing one risk factor may help reduce others. Exercising, for example, can help you control your weight, as can efforts to lower your cholesterol level through a low-fat diet. Learn more

Cayenne Chocolate Chai Latte


Now that the temperature has dropped, it is important to maintain "agni," our "digestive fire,"  in order to help keep us energized, warm and free from colds and flu. One of the most amazing herbs for stimulating agni is cayenne pepper.


This Cayenne Chocolate Chai Latte is creamy, slightly sweet, spicy and chocolatey. It's the perfect stimulating, warming beverage for a crisp, winter day. Best of all, the recipe only takes a couple of minutes to make and is absolutely delicious (as well as vegan and gluten-free). Learn more

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