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March 2014
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Love & Hugs Celebrates Second Anniversary on March 9


A lot has happened in the two years since Emily Cammeyer decided to build and donate stuffed bears to Zusman Hospice patients and families as part of her preparations for becoming a Bat Mitzvah.


With the support of Cammeyer's family, grants and donations, the project quickly took on a life of its own and became the volunteer organization Love & Hugs for Zusman Hospice at Wexner Heritage Village. And in that short time, the organization's events - during which young adults from across Central Ohio learn about hospice care then build and clothe a bear in memory of a loved one - have generated more than 400 bears for Zusman Hospice.


On Sunday, March 9, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, Love & Hugs for Zusman Hospice will celebrate its second anniversary with a special bear-making event at Build-A-Bear Workshop at Easton. Learn more

Guide to Bereavement Services and Programs Now Available

When a loved one dies, life changes in profound and absolute ways. 


The qualified, experienced and compassionate experts at Zusman Hospice are here to help guide individuals on their own, personal journey with a variety of support groups, programs and personalized services to meed the needs of people of all ages and at all stages of the healing process.


Zusman Hospice bereavement programs and services are always free and open to the entire community. Services are provided in the strictest confidence and in compliance with all HIPAA regulations.


You can browse the complete guide to Zusman Hospice's 2014 bereavement services and programs online or contact Zusman Hospice directly at 614-559-0350 or zh@whv.org. 


Education and Training
Meet Bob Fish, bobWHV Director of Training and Quality
Bob Fish knows a thing or two about what it means to be a leader in high-pressure situations.
As a registered nurse, Fish has cared for the critically ill onboard medevac flights, in hospital trauma departments and as an emergency nurse with a mobile intensive care unit. He has been a firefighter, paramedic and auxiliary police officer.
But it is his experience in the military, first as a U.S. Navy Reserve Hospital corpsman attached to a Marine Corps rifle company and then as a 1st Lieutenant with the 911 33rd Air Evacuation Squadron, that he says really honed his skills.
"I think the officer training really prepared me for what leadership is about and how to live your life with high character, as far as representing your position," Fish said. "I've taken so many life lessons from my experiences."
Now, as Wexner Heritage Village's Director of Training and Quality, Fish says he hopes to share what he has learned with other WHV associates and the community. Learn more
Mark your calendar... coffeeyou won't want to miss these upcoming events
Coffee Talk
Thursday, March 6
11am to noon
Wexner Heritage Village


Sit down with a hot cup of coffee and Zusman Hospice Chaplain Rabbi Debbie Lefton for an informal conversation in a safe, comfortable and supportive environment. 


Each month, Rabbi Lefton will lead a discussion about what Judaism has to say about life's most trying situations and difficult questions. This month's topic is Making Hard Decisions in Sickness and in Health.


For more information or to register, please contact Rabbi Lefton at 614-559-0243 or dlefton@whv.org.

Art Therapy: Prayer Flags
Thursday, March 27
6:30 to 8pm
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.


Discover the Tibetan tradition of creating prayer flags for healing and memory as you create your own flag to honor a loved one. No art experience is needed 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  |  March 5, 10 am to noon  |  by appointment at 614-795-0927 or akuntz@whv.org
  • Widow to Widow support group  |  March 7, 11 am to noon  |  614-559-0350 or zh@whv.org to register
  • Care for the Caregiver: 13 Secrets That Make Caregiving Easier  | March 10, 6:30 to 8 pm  |  614-559-0350 or zh@whv.org to register
  • Nadav Spiritual Volunteer information and training meeting  |  March 11, noon to 1 pm  |  614-559-0243 or dlefton@whv.org to register
  • Medicare Counseling  |  March 13, 2:30 to 4 pm  |  by appointment at 614-795-0927 or akuntz@whv.org
  • Medicare Counseling  |  March 17, 10 am to noon  |  by appointment at 614-795-0927 or akuntz@whv.org
  • WHV Board Meeting  |  March 25, 5:30 to 7 pm  |  614-559-0331 or dmelser@whv.org for information
Health & Wellness
Facts and recipes to energysupport your healthy lifestyle
A New Recipe for Energy
Fatigue can signal anemia, diabetes, hypothyroidism or hepatitis C. But once your doctor rules out major medical causes of fatigue, it's time to consider the hidden ones.


The experts at the Cleveland Clinic say there are seven less-obvious reasons you may be fatigued and that some simple lifestyle changes can help restore your energy levels. Learn more

Quick Breakfast Taco


Don't rely on highly caffeinated beverages for a quick shot of energy. This protein-packed, energy-boosing breakfast is loaded with good-for-you ingredients that will keep you full, focused and energized.


Made with reduced-fat cheddar and egg subsitute, a breakfast taco is a quick, satisfying and healthy breakfast option. Learn more

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