A Publication of Wexner Heritage Village
April 2015
Village eNews
WHV Independent Living Residents Benefit from On-site Clinics

It's been six months since on-site wellness clinics opened at Bexley Heritage Apartments and Heritage Tower. And each month, those who work with residents say, the number of residents who visit or attend a program, has grown.


"Last month was the best turnout we've had yet," said Greg Breeze, RN. "It was a little slow at first, but it grows a little each month, and that's really what we want - to see growth."


Breeze said he is now seeing between 55 and 65 residents a week. In addition to monitoring vital signs and blood sugar, he helps residents with their medications and addresses any immediate health concerns. And once a resident feels comfortable walking through his door, Breeze said he takes the opportunity to speak with them about quitting smoking, nutrition, exercise and more.


"More than anything, it gives me a chance to put my eyeballs on someone," he said. "I can make sure they are doing okay or spot problems early on, even if they aren't related to the person's physical health."

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April 16, 2015, is National Health Care Decision Day

For many people, starting a discussion with their loved ones about their end-of-life wishes and advance care planning is very difficult. Often, it is a matter of finding the "right time" and the "right way" to bring up the topic. And over time, it can begin to feel as if the "right time" and the "right way" simply don't exist.


But thanks to the National Health Care Decision Day (NHDD), this year observed on April 16, there are no more excuses.


The NHDD was established in 2008 to help people begin thinking about what their health care choices would be if they were unable to speak for themselves and to provide tools and resources for creating two important documents - a health care power of attorney and a living will.


According to The Pew Research Center, 95 percent of American adults have heard of a living will, but just 30 percent have completed the document, which expressly indicates what kinds of medical treatments they do or do not want at the end of their life and under what circumstances.

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Introducing New Staff and Recognizing Outstanding Volunteers
Bruce Martin Joins WHV as Director of Revenue Cycle

Bruce Martin has joined the administrative team of Wexner Heritage Village, Central Ohio's oldest and largest senior healthcare and housing provider, as Director of Revenue Cycle.

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Audrey Brownstein Recognized for Her Commitment to WHV

Long-time friend of Wexner Heritage Village, Audrey Brownstein, was named an Honorable Mention for the 2015 Central Ohio Outstanding Senior Volunteer Award, presented by Medical Mutual.

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We Sang, We Danced, We Ate Hamentaschen
Students from the Columbus Jewish Day School helped patients and residents of Wexner Heritage Village celebrate Purim last month. In addition to singing and dancing, participants worked on an art project and had time to socialize over a special snack - hamentaschen.
Mark Your Calendar... Don't Miss These Upcoming Events

Losing an Adult Child


Tuesday, April 21

6:30 to 8 pm

Wexner Heritage Village

1151 College Ave., Columbus



Losing a child is never easy. This supportive group, facilitated by a member of the Zusman Hospice grief and bereavement support team is a place to share your story and surround yourself with others on the same path - allowing strength and healing to begin.


To register for this event, call Zusman Hospice at 614-559-0350 or email zh@whv.org.


Click here for a detailed listing of all Zusman Hospice programming in April through June 2015.

Welcome to Medicare: 2015

Thursday, April 23

6 to 8 pm

Wexner Heritage Village

1151 College Ave., Columbus



OSHIIP (the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program) and the Ohio Department of Insurance will host a free "Welcome to Medicare" event for those who have recently joined Medicare or have questions about their coverage.


Participants will have the opportunity to meet with professional staff and learn about Medicare benefits, supplemental insurance policies, Medicare Advantage plans and prescription drug coverage.


For more information call OSHIIP at 1-800-686-1578 or visit the Ohio Department of Insurance website.  

Also this month...
  • Medicare Counseling  |  April 1, 10 am to noon  |  by appointment at 614-559-5502 or mmayer@whv.org.
  • Bagel Bunch: Expressing Emotions, Stages of Loss and Taking Care of Yourself  |  April 1, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm  |  614-559-0350 or zh@whv.org to register.
  • Support for Widows and Widowers  |  April 3, 11 am to 12 pm  |  614-559-0350 or zh@whv.org to register.
  • Medicare Counseling  |  April 9, 2:30 to 4 pm  |  by appointment at 614-559-5502 or mmayer@whv.org.
  • Medicare Counseling  |  April 20, 10 am to noon  |  by appointment at 614-559-5502 or mmayer@whv.org.
  • Talking Over Tea  |  April 22, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm  |  614-559-0350 or zh@whv.org to register. 
  • Hospice 101: Myths and Realities of Hospice  | April 23, 12:30 to 1:30 pm  |  614-559-0350 or zh@whv.org to register.
  • Coffee Talk  |  April 28, 11 am to 12 pm  |  614-559-0243 or dlefton@whv.org to register.
  • Zentangle, Reiki and Rocks  |  April 29, 7 to 8 pm  |  614-559-0350 or zh@whv.org to register.
  • Creating Mandalas  |  April 30, 12:30 to 2 pm  |  614-559-0350 or zh@whv.org to register.
  • Nadav Spiritual Volunteer Meeting  |  May 1, 11 am to 1 pm  |  614-559-0243 or dlefton@whv.org to register.
  • Support for Widows and Widowers  |  May 1, 11 am to 12 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

You Don't Have to Suffer Through Constipation

Lately you've been feeling a little - to put it delicately - backed up. You're not "going" as often as you should, and you feel bloated and uncomfortable.


Don't be embarrassed. A lot of Americans - more than 4 million by some estimates - deal with consitpation on a regular basis. Women are the most frequent suffers. This may have to do with the slower movement of food through a woman's intestines, as well as with the effects of female hormones on the GI tract.

So, what do you do when you just can't go? Here are few effective constipation treatments.

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Fresh Fruit and Berry Cobbler


When whole grains and beans are off limits - as they are for most Jews observing the Passover holiday this month - fresh fruits and berries can be an alternate source of fiber. This cobbler recipe includes apples, pears and strawberries, but you can use whatever you like best. Serve it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra special treat.

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