A Publication of Wexner Heritage Village
June 2014
Village eNews
WHV Tapped for Rehab Best Practices
Wexner Rehabilitation

Based on Wexner Heritage Village's long-standing record of success helping patients recover from a hospital stay and return home safely, key leaders from Wexner Rehabilitation have been invited to join an elite group of their colleagues charged with improving care for short-term rehabilitation patients across central Ohio.


"It is a real validation of the hard work we do and the excellent care we provide every day to be invited to be part of the Skilled Nursing Facility Continuing Care Network," said Tom Widney, Executive Director of Wexner Rehabilitation and Long-Term Care. "And we are honored to act as a role model for other facilities looking to improve their patient outcomes." 

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Click here for more information about Wexner Rehabilitation or email us at info@whv.org.
Celebrating memoriesMemories
Creekside at the Village
Create, Connect, Collaborate at Creekside at the Village

Residents at  Creekside at the Village, Wexner Heritage Village's independent and assisted living residence, are being challenged to, "create, connect and collaborate."


InnerActive Arts, a new creative arts program created and led by local musician, educator and recording engineer Scott Steelman, combines music, poetry, storytelling, visual arts and song writing activities to stimulate participants' creativity and memory.


"The fact is that you can lose practically all of your memory and still have your imagination and creativity intact," said Steelman, who has been performing in Central Ohio long-term care and assisted living facilities for nearly 15 years. "That is so inspiring to me: to design activities where seniors can be creative and can make and do things."

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CJDS Students Visit Creekside for Annual Butterfly Release

On Wednesday, May 21, Columbus Jewish Day School first-, fifth- and sixth-grade students visited Creekside at the Village, an independent and assisted living residence on the campus of Wexner Heritage Village, to spend time with members, sing songs, remember loved ones and release butterflies they had raised.


It is a symbolic gesture that organizers of the event say is deeply meaningful in many different ways.


"We really don't have that many opportunities to take a pause and remember our loved ones," WHV Director of Spiritual Life Rabbi Cary Kozberg said. "Witnessing the transformation from caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly can serve to remind us that all things have a life cycle and that the end of each stage, is also the beginning of the next."

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Mark your calendar... don't miss these teensupcoming events
Just for Teens
Thursday, June 12, 2014
6:30 to 8 pm
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.


Art Therapy: Mandalas for Healing and Hope
Thursday, June 26, 2014
12:30 to 2 pm
Wexner Heritage Village

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


Creating mandalas can be meditation-based and a way to release and refocus energy to generate a sense of calm and peace. No art experience is required and all materials will be supplied.


To register, call 614-559-0350 or email zh@whv.org.

Click here to view a complete listing of all the programs and services offered by the Zusman Hospice grief and bereavement support team.
Also this month...
  • Medicare Counseling  |  June 4, 10 am to noon  |  by appointment at 614-795-0927 or akuntz@whv.org 
  • Widow to Widow: Hello, Is Anyone Home/Going Solo  |  June 6, 11 am to noon  |  614-559-0350 or zh@whv.org to register
  • Care for the Caregiver: Navigating Medicare and Medicaid  |  June 9, 6:30 to 8 pm  |  614-559-0350 or zh@whv.org to register
  • Coffee Talk: Rituals That Heal  |  June 12, 11 am to noon  |  614-559-0243 or dlefton@whv.org to register
  • Medicare Counseling  |  June 12, 2:30 to 4 pm  |  by appointment at 614-795-0927 or akuntz@whv.org 
  • Medicare Counseling  |  June 16, 10 am to noon  |  by appointment at 614-795-0927 or akuntz@whv.org 
Health & Wellness
Facts and recipes to support your icecreamhealthy lifestyle
Exercise Your Mind This Summer


Summer is a great time to get outdoors and get some exercise. But just because you are spending time at the park, pool or beach, doesn't mean you can't find ways to exercise your mind as well.


And because summer is a great time to try new things, be sure to look beyond the beaten path to find course offerings that appeal to your sense of curiosity. While the Columbus Metropolitan Library and the city's Metro Parks offer lots of fun activities, following are just few area organizations you might not have thought about for free or low-cost summer programs.

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Jeni's Vanilla Bean Ice Cream


When it's time for a break from the summer heat, nothing beats a scoop of fresh ice cream. And Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, with more than a half-dozen local shops, is a local favorite.


Lucky for us, founder Jeni Britton Bauer was gracious enough to share her recipe for her Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. This exceptionally creamy ice cream relies on two unexpected ingredients: corn starch (to help thicken it) and cream cheese (to make it scoopable). It is delicious alone, but for a little something extra you can dress it up with a topping of fresh summer berries or drop a scoop on top of your favorite pie. 

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