A Publication of Wexner Heritage Village
April 2014
Village eNews
Heritage Tower

Mobile Market brings fresh, free groceries to seniors

Starting this month, residents of Heritage Tower on the Bexley-area campus of Wexner Heritage Village will have access to a regular supply of free, high-quality produce, dairy products and baked goods.


A new partnership between Wexner Heritage Village and the Mid-Ohio Foodbank will bring the products right to their doorstep by way of the monthly Mobile Market Program.


"The idea is to help our seniors stretch their food budgets and improve their overall nutrition and long-term health," Heritage Tower Service Coordinator Amanda Rossbach said. "Plus, many of our residents don't drive, so having the food delivered is a huge help."


The Foodbank's Mobile Market goes to 27 sites in Franklin County each month, serving more than 1,074 lower-income households. To qualify for visits, a residential property must have at least 80 units and be able to accommodate the Foodbank's specially designed truck. The food will be distributed on site by WHV staff and resident volunteers. Learn More

Share Your Story
Have you ever been a client, patient or resident of Wexner Heritage Village? Do you have a friend or loved one who has spent time with us on our campus or in their home? If so, we want to hear from you.


We hope that you and your loved ones' experiences with Wexner Heritage Village not only met your expectations, but exceeded them. If that is the case, please take a moment to tell us your story by visiting our website, whv.org, and clicking on the new "Share Your Story" button at the bottom of our homepage.


And to see what others are already saying about Wexner Heritage Village, from our homepage, click on the "Success Stories" quick shoeslink.

WHV Opens Doors for Annual Passover Family Seder 
You are invited to join the residents, families and associates of Wexner Heritage House for a family celebration of Passover.

Passover commemorates the passage of the ancient Israelites from slavery to freedom and is celebrated with a Seder, a special meal filled with meaningful ritual, story telling and festivity.

This year, Seders will be held at 5:30 pm on Monday, April 14, and Tuesday, April 15, in the Wexner Heritage House Main Dining Room. Additionally, WHV offers Passover meals (lunch and dinner) throughout the holiday.

The deadline for reservations is Friday, April 4. Click here for more information or to reserve your seat at the table. 
Save the Date: In Christy's Shoes Steps Off May 8
The 6th Annual In Christy's Shoes, a benefit to support Zusman Hospice at Wexner Heritage Village, will take place from 6 to 9 pm on Thursday, May 8, at St. Charles Preparatory School.

The event, which has raised $30,000 for Zusman Hospice programs and equipment, is named for Christy Levy Peters, a former hospice patient who passed away in 2007.

Guests will dine on hors d'oeuvres and cocktails from Columbus' finest restaurants, have the opportunity to participate in a silent auction and view a shoe fashion show by event sponsor DSW.

For more about In Christy's Shoes or to purchase tickets, visit inchristysshoes.org
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Hospice team grows with addition of Chaplain Mike Reynolds

Mike Reynolds thrives in a crisis.


And with years of chaplaincy experience in hospital emergency rooms, behavioral health departments and other settings, he has had plenty of practice.


But as a full-time chaplain with Zusman Hospice spiritual care team, he is looking forward to the opportunity to spend more time with patients and their families.


"In those settings, I would visit with a patient and then they would go home," Reynolds said. "It was a one-time experience. Here, I have the opportunity to visit patients and families over a longer period of time," Reynolds said. "Being able to walk with someone on their journey a little bit longer gives me more opt to serve, which is very exciting for me." Learn More

Mark your calendar... don't miss these teensupcoming events
Just for Teens
Thursday, April 17
6:30 to 8pm
Wexner Heritage Village


All teens are invited to join our expert grief support staff in a casual setting to share their experience with loss and how they are coping. 


The group will focus on peer-to-peer support and will be facilitated by professionals who will share ideas for additional coping strategies.


For more information or to register, please contact Dana Zager, Zusman Hospice Director of Social Work and Bereavement Services at 614-559-0350 or zh@whv.org.

The Grief Journey
Mondays, May 12 through July 7
6:30 to 8pm
Tuesdays, May 13 through July 8
12:30 to 2pm
Wexner Heritage Village

This six-week series is designed for those who are newly bereaved and those still struggling with the stages of grief and life after a loss.


The series of group discussions will focus on understanding your grief, exploring your feelings, understanding the needs of mourning, nurturing yourself and seeking reconciliation.


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

Also this month...
  • Auxiliary Education Day  |  April 2, 2:30 to 4pm at Creekside at the Village  |  RSVP Monica Mayer 614-559-5502 or mmayer@whv.org
  • Medicare Counseling  |  April 2, 10am to noon  |  by appointment at 614-795-0927 or akuntz@whv.org
  • Coffee Talk: The Search for G-d  |  April 3, 11am to noon  |  614-559-0243 or dlefton@whv.org to register
  • Widow to Widow support group  |  April 4, 11am to noon  |  614-559-0350 or zh@whv.org to register
  • Art Therapy: Zen Garden  |  April 7, 12:30 to 2pm  |  614-559-0350 or zh@whv.org to register
  • Care for the Caregiver: Daily Caregiving Secrets  |  April 14, 6:30 to 8pm  |  614-559-0350 or zh@whv.org to register
  • Medicare Counseling  |  April 10, 2:30 to 4pm  |  by appointment at 614-795-0927 or akuntz@whv.org
  • Medicare Counseling  |  April 21, 10am to noon  |  by appointment at 614-795-0927 or akuntz@whv.org
  • Art Therapy: Fat Books  |  April 24, 6:30 to 8pm  |  614-559-0350 or zh@whv.org to register
Health & Wellness
Facts and recipes to support your chickpeahealthy lifestyle
10 Tips for Knocking out Stress


Filing taxes. Spring cleaning. Allergy season. College Admissions.


No matter what you have going on this month, it is easy to see why April has been designated National Stress Awareness Month.


Stress is our body's normal reaction to changes in our environment. And while the negative effects of stress are well documented (headaches, high blood pressure, heart problems, diabetes, skin conditions, digestive problems, asthma, arthritis, depression and anxiety), stress can also be positive, keeping us alert and ready to avoid danger. But the key to staying healthy is learning to manage our stress.


Think you don't have time to unwind?Each of these stress-relieving tips takes less than 15 minutes.

Learn more

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad


There's no such thing as chill pill, but you can look for foods that contain body-boosting nutrients that help soothe stressed-out nerves.


Getting enough B vitamins, folate, and omega-3 fatty acids can help ward off depression. Magnesium helps muscles relax; stimulates production of GABA, a neurotransmitter that eases anxiety and nervousness; and helps you fall asleep. And antioxidants help fight the damage that cortisol does to brain cells and memory.


The chopped fresh veggies in this salad add crunch to the creamy texture of the chickpeas, a good source of protein, folate, fiber and iron.

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