A Publication of Wexner Heritage Village
January 2015
Village eNews
The Cottage
Memory Care Assisted Living to Nearly Double in 2015
With an eye toward the future, WHV has already put in motion plans to expand its memory care assisted living residence, The Cottage, from its original 10 suites to 18. 


The Cottage opened in 2011 and was fully occupied, with a waiting list, within months of opening.


"We know that the demand for assisted living, coupled with dementia-related care, will only continue to grow over the next several decades, as more than 70 million Baby Boomers continue to age, because it provides a better quality of life and is more cost effective than traditional nursing home care," WHV President and CEO David Rosen said. "To be prepared, we are constantly exploring how we can best provide care and support for those with dementia and their caregivers."

The expansion is made possible by a $100,000 grant from the Columbus Jewish Foundation. The Foundation helped fund the initial development of The Cottage through its Community Grants Fund. The money will be used to redevelop existing, unused space adjacent to the 
existing Cottage.


Plans for the new unit call for each suite to have its own bathroom, a dining room and bright, open common spaces. In addition, one of the new suites will be able to accommodate a couple, should the need arise.


The Cottage is designed to provide residents with a family-style atmosphere that respects their individuality and personal preferences. Common spaces are warm and inviting and include a library, art studio and secure outdoor patio. Meals are served family-style in the dining room and daily programming is designed to promote the highest possible quality of life; foster independence; support each residents' social, emotional and spiritual health; and embrace each individual's personal history, experiences and interests.

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Lights, Latkes and Love Made This Year's Festival Special
Wexner Heritage Village residents, patients and associates were showered with attention in the days before and during Hanukkah. Volunteers and students from numerous religious schools sang songs and played games, decorated, made holiday treats and lit the menorah.
WHV in the News
National Organizations Spotlight the Quality of WHV's Work 
Pieces by WHV Chaplain Part of New Book for Caregivers


Several meditations written by Wexner Heritage Village Director of Spiritual Life Rabbi Cary Kozberg are among the 140 inspirational pieces included in a recently released book written for Alzheimer's and dementia caregivers, their families and friends, clergy and faith leaders and care professionals.


The book, Seasons of Caring, is published by ClergyAgainstAlzheimer's, a multi-faith, national network of clergy, lay people and faith-based organizations working to draw attention to Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, promote dignity and compassionate care for those with dementia and to support families and caregivers. The group is part of USAgainstAlzheimer's, an entrepreneurial and disruptive organization demanding a solution to Alzheimer's disease by 2020.
WHV Selected by AJAS as January's Featured Member


Wexner Heritage Village was selected to be this month's featured member by a national professional association of Jewish senior services providers.


The Association of Jewish Aging Services selected WHV from its 95 member organizations. As the featured member, WHV will be spotlighted in AJAS' monthly newsletter and website. To read WHV's complete member profile, click here to go to the AJAS website.


AJAS President and CEO Don Shulman said one reason the organization chose to spotlight WHV because of its commitment to high standards of care.


"Wexner Heritage Village represents the pinnacle of innovation and integrity when it comes to aligning itself with the AJAS mission of honoring our fathers and mothers," Shulman said. "The vision set by their community leadership is a standard all members within the association should mirror."

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Mark Your Calendar... Don't Miss These Upcoming Events

Hospice 101: Myths and Realities of Hospice

Wednesday, January 21
11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Wexner Heritage Village
Join members of the Zusman Hospice social work team in an informal setting for an introduction to the hospice journey and an opportunity to ask and get answers for your questions. 
This program will be repeated on Thursday, March 5, 2015 from 7 - 8 pm.
For more information or to register, contact Zusman Hospice at 614-559-0350 or zh@whv.org.
Aroma Therapy and Managing Anxiety
Thursday, January 29
7 to 8 pm
Wexner Heritage Village

Explore essential oils and how they are used to alter mood and improve psychological and physical well being.
Led by Lori Moffett, WHV's Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Program Coordinator, you will learn techniques to promote relaxation and calm as well as tools you can use to create a sense of balance and inner peace.
For more information or to register, contact Zusman Hospice at 614-559-0350 or zh@whv.org. 
Also this month...
  • Medicare Counseling  |  January 7, 10 am to noon  |  by appointment at 614-559-5502 or mmayer@whv.org.
  • Bagel Bunch: Expressing Emotions, Stages of Grief and Taking Care of Yourself in Grief  |  January 7, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm  |  614-559-0350 or zh@whv.org to register.
  • STNA and Home Health Aide Open Interviews  |  January 8, 10 am to 3 pm  |  whv.org/Careers to apply.
  • Medicare Counseling  |  January 8, 2:30 to 4 pm  |  by appointment at 614-559-5502 or mmayer@whv.org.
  • Medicare Counseling  |  January 19, 10 am to noon  |  by appointment at 614-559-5502 or mmayer@whv.org.
Click here to view a detailed listing of all the programs offered at Wexner Heritage Village.
And You Won't AnnualMeetingWant to Miss This:

RSVP by January 19 to Debbie Melser at 614-559-0331 or dmelser@whv.org.
Refreshments will be served.
Health & DigitalWellness
Facts and Recipes to Support Your Healthy Lifestyle

Get Organized: 10 Digital

Cleanup Projects for a New Year


Even the most tidy of us can find ourselves overwhelmed by an overstuffed in-box or years worth of unorganized family and vacation photos.


But PC Magazine reporter Jill Duffy offers 10 easy steps computer users can take to reduce their stress levels in the coming year.


And, she advises, New Year's Day is the perfect time to tackle these projects.


Duffy's offers tips for a speedy in-box cleanup, keeping that in-box clean by unsubscribing from mailing lists, consolidating and organizing photos, updating passwords (an absolute must, she says), and reducing real-life clutter by digitizing important documents.


If you are ready to take the plunge and make a digital New Year's resolution, click the link below to read Duffy's complete list of suggestions.

5 Seasonal Foods to Eat Now for a Healthy and Delicious Winter


Winter is upon us and you may already be fighting a cold, runny nose or sluggishness.


But don't worry: The folks at the Organic Authority have what they say is the prescription for a perkier, healthier start to the New Year.


They've highlighted the top 5 seasonal, healthy foods you can count on to ward off the winter blues:

  • Broccoli
  • Beets
  • Oranges
  • Pomegranates
  • Winter squash

And they've even gone so far as to offer up a tasty recipe for each, including brown rice and beet risotto with coconut milk and speckled acorn squash cookies with nigella seeds.


Click the link below for the whole story.

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