A Publication of Wexner Heritage Village
February 2015
Village eNews
Wexner OneCall
New Phone Line Links Consumers to WHV Services 24/7

Wexner Heritage Village has launched a new community service designed to help seniors and their families find healthcare and housing services faster and with greater ease.


Wexner OneCall is a single telephone number - answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week - consumers can call for help sorting out all of their senior healthcare and housing needs. An intake specialist will listen to the caller's situation and concerns, answer questions and connect them to the appropriate WHV service. The Wexner OneCall line, 614-255-7270, is staffed around the clock and messages are returned within one hour.


"We know from experience that the people who call us typically are already under a great deal of stress," said Erin Keller, WHV's Executive Director of Care Coordination and Wexner Home Care. "We wanted to create a way to make finding the care their family needs one less thing they have to worry about. By being immediately available when families call us, we can put in place the services they need that much sooner."

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2014 WHV Annual Meeting
Strategic Focus AnnualMeetingWill Continue to be the Key to Success in 2015

More than 100 community and business leaders, as well as other friends and associates of Wexner Heritage Village, gathered last week for the organizations 2014 Annual Meeting.


"We always look forward to the Annual Meeting as a way to connect with the community on a deeper level," WHV President and CEO David Rosen said. "A lot of people are familiar with us because they or a loved one have used our services. But they may not realize what goes in to the day-to-day operations of an organization this large and this diverse."

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Gary Rosenstein Named Board Chair

Gary Rosenstein has been installed as the Chair of the WHV Board of Directors. He succeeds Eric Wasserstrom, who has been a Board member for more than a decade.
Randall S. Arndt Receives Life With Dignity Award 


The Board of Directors of Wexner Heritage Village has named long-time WHV friend Randall S. Arndt winner of the 2014 Eleanor & Jack Resler Life With Dignity Award.

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Read the 2014 WHV Annual Report


Wexner Heritage Village is going green to save some green.


For the first time, WHV is making its annual report available only in an electronic format.

Wexner Home Care
WHV Extends Its Reach HomeCareBy Teaming Up With Area Agencies
Franklin County: Caregiver Support Program

Wexner Home Care has been asked by the Franklin County Office on Aging to join a select group of home care providers that offer respite care services at no cost to caregivers.

Caregivers can receive up to 50 hours (or $1,000) a year of respite services either in the home or at Wexner Heritage Village. The program is administered by Franklin County's Senior Options program but is not limited to Senior Options clients.

"Programs like this allow caregivers to attend family events, travel or just take a much needed break with the re-assurance that their loved one is being well cared for," said Erin Keller, Executive Director of Care Coordination and Wexner Home Care. "We are honored to be selected to provide this very valuable service and are hopeful that many area caregivers will take advantage of it."
Delaware County: Senior Choices

As of March 1, Wexner Home Care will be an approved service provider by the Council of Older Adults of Delaware County Senior Choices program.

The Senior Choices program connects eligible older adults with home care providers that have been carefully screened and meet a specific set of criteria. Wexner Home Care is already a care provider for Franklin County's Senior Options program.

"We know that there are older adults in Delaware County who need services and would prefer to receive them from an organization like Wexner Home Care," said Kim Hsia, Administrative Director of Wexner Home Care. "We think it will be a win-win for everyone involved and can't wait to get started."

New at WHV
Welcoming Renovated SpacesNewAtWHV and New Faces
Zusman Hospice Renovation to Begin

Zusman House, the five-bed in-patient unit operated by Zusman Hospice, is set to receive a face lift this spring.

The renovations include replacing carpets, wall coverings and fixtures; updating kitchens and dining areas; creating a new, family-friendly space; and adding a space specifically for children.

"We believe it is very important to provide for the family members of our patients," Zusman Hospice Director Mariann Day said. "This renovation will give us appropriate spaces to do that."

Zusman Hospice was founded in 2001 and Zusman House was added in 2005. Today, the organization is also the sole provider of hospice care inside The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, caring for patients in two hospice beds at the Ross Heart Hospital.
Impact of Urban Zen Continues to Grow

In January, Wexner Heritage Village welcomed its second class of Urban Zen Integrative Therapy students.

As the first clinical setting in the Midwest to adopt Urban Zen, WHV has become a nationwide training and education hub for the program. Dozens of therapists have attended training sessions and many have completed their clinical coursework at WHV, providing hundreds of hours of therapy to patients, residents, families and associates.

"Our partnership with Urban Zen is another one of the things that makes WHV so unique," said Nisha Hammel, WHV Senior Vice President of Operations. "Nearly 500 patients have taken advantage of the program in its first year and the vast majority reported positive benefits."

Urban Zen incorporates yoga, reiki, massage, aroma therapy and relaxation techniques to reduce pain, anxiety, nausea and restlessness in patients. 
Physiatrist Joins Wexner Rehab 

Physiatrist Dr. Theresa Calimlim has joined the Wexner Rehabilitation staff.

Dr. Calimlim is a 2004 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Medicine. She is Board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. She is also a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

As a physiatrist, Dr. Calimlim is a rehabilitation specialist specifically trained in a holistic approach to treating injuries or illnesses that affect how the patient moves.

"We are thrilled with the addition of Dr. Calimlim to our team," Wexner Rehabilitation Executive Director Tom Widney said. "Her skills and experience add breadth and depth to the already superior care we provide our patients. As Central Ohio's largest rehabilitation facility, it is only fitting that we are also the only one with a physiatrist on staff."
Mark Your Calendar... Don't Miss These Upcoming Events

Your Chance to See

Neil Diamond in Concert

Wednesday, March 18
8 pm
Value City Arena at the 
Jerome Schottenstein Center
Thanks to a generous donor, friends of Wexner Heritage Village have the opportunity to score a pair of tickets to see Neil Diamond live next month at the Schottenstein Center.

The tickets have a face value of $250 each, but we will be giving them away to whoever makes the best offer by 5 pm on Friday, February 27.

Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Music & Memory program for our residents with Alzheimer's disease. For more information about Music & Memory at WHV, you can read an article in our October 2014 Village eNews.

To place your bid, email WHV Director of Development Debbie Melser at dmelser@whv.org. The winner will be notified by email by noon on Wednesday, March 11.
Love & Hugs for Zusman Hospice 3rd Anniversary Event
Sunday, March 8
6 to 8 pm
Build-A-Bear Workshop
Easton Town Center

Mark your calendars now for this very special annual event and share your love and hugs with Zusman Hospice patients.

Love & Hugs for Zusman Hospice provides every patient with the opportunity to select a stuffed bear that represents something about their life - a career, hobby or alma mater, for example. These bears provide patients with comfort when their family members cannot be with them and often become a treasured keepsake after the patient's passing. So far, Love & Hugs for Zusman Hospice has given away more than 600 stuffed bears.

For more information about Love & Hugs for Zusman Hospice events or how to donate visit the organization online at whv.org or on their Facebook page.
Also this month...
  • Medicare Counseling  |  February 4, 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  |  February 4, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm  |  614-559-0350 or zh@whv.org to register.
  • Just for Kids: Creating Memory Tags  |  February 5, 6:30 to 8 pm  |  614-559-0350 or zh@whv.org to register.
  • Nadav Spiritual Volunteer Meeting  |  February 6, 11 am to 1 pm  |  614-559-0243 or dlefton@whv.org to register.
  • Medicare Counseling  |  February 12, 2:30 to 4 pm  |  by appointment at 614-559-5502 or mmayer@whv.org.
  • Medicare Counseling  |  February 16, 10 am to noon  |  by appointment at 614-559-5502 or mmayer@whv.org.
  • Coffee Talk (at Wexner Heritage Tower, 1145 College Ave.)  |  February 24, 11 am to 12 pm  |  614-559-0243 or dlefton@whv.org to register.
  • Talking Over Tea  |  February 25, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm  |  614-559-0350 or zh@whv.org to register. 
Click here to view a detailed listing of all the programs offered at Wexner Heritage Village.
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Facts and Recipes to Support Your Healthy Lifestyle

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Jewish Holiday Meal Brings Israel's Bounty Into Focus


This month, Jews around the world observe the holiday of Tu B'Shevat, also known as the Birthday of the Trees. Much like the American Arbor Day, it is a time to step back and reflect on the abundance in our lives.


It is customary on this holiday to try a new fruit or to eat at least some of the seven species the Bible indicates are plentiful in Israel: wheat, barley, grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives and dates.


As the name implies, this recipe for Seven Species Harvest Chicken incorporates all of them in a savory combination of fruits, nuts, cinnamon and spices.

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