A Publication of Wexner Heritage Village
June 2015
Village eNews
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Creekside at the Village
Member Ted Ginsberg Honored as Parade Grand Marshal

Creekside at the Village member Ted Ginsberg, 90, had the honor of serving as Grand Marshal of this year's Worthington Memorial Day Parade.


Ginsberg, a U.S. Army veteran who served during World War II, was selected by parade sponsor American Legion Leasure-Blackston Post 239 to fill the position. He was accompanied by his wife, Audrey.


Drafted at the age of 18, Ginsberg was sent to meteorology school before being seriously wounded in a training accident. After recovering, he was sent to Great Britain and eventually participated in the invasion of Normandy, landing on Utah Beach. His unit was part of several historic battles, including the Battle of the Bulge, as they made their way toward Germany. By the end of the war, Ginsberg had risen to the rank of staff sergeant.


The Ginsbergs have been Creekside at the Village members for about three years. Both grew up in New York City, where they spent most of their married lives. 

Ted Ginsberg in his early 20s and today.

In 1946, after being discharged from the Army, Ginsberg enrolled at New York University. He later attended Fordham University Law School and, after graduating, became a bankruptcy attorney.


In the late 1980s, the Ginsbergs relocated to Florida before eventually moving to Columbus to be closer to one of their children - Mark, Hillary and Cindy. The couple has six grandchildren.

Spiritual SpiritualLifeLife
Leaders' Connections to Community Extend Beyond WHV
WHV's Rabbi Debbie Lefton to Lead Columbus Board of Rabbis

In August, WHV spiritual leader Rabbi Debbie Lefton will succeed Rabbi Mitch Levine of Congregation Agudas Achim as president of the Columbus Board of Rabbis.


"I have very much enjoyed my time as president of the Columbus Board of Rabbis and I am grateful for the opportunity to serve in that role," Rabbi Levine said. "I am confident Rabbi Lefton will easily transition into this leadership position and will be an asset to the Board and the community. She brings a great deal of experience and a variety of perspectives to the role that I am sure will serve her well."

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What Was WHV Chaplain Mike Reynolds Thinking?

When Wexner Heritage Village Chaplain Mike Reynolds shaved his head last month, he wasn't quite sure what kind of reaction he would get from co-workers, patients and families.


As it turns out, he needn't have worried.


"Once people understand why I did it, they are very supportive," Reynolds said. "I even talked with our President and CEO David Rosen to make sure it wouldn't be considered unprofessional, but he was all for it."

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Wexner DeviceRehabilitation
Staff Embraces Chance to Learn About New Life-Saving Device
Zoll Life Vest user Lynn Titchell during
her stay at Wexner Rehabilitiation

Columbus resident Lynn Titchell says one day early this spring she was out, happily working in her flower garden and the next, she found herself flat on her back in the hospital undergoing quadruple bypass surgery.


But now, thanks to a relatively new medical device and the staff at Wexner Rehabilitation, Titchell said she is looking forward to getting home and back to her garden and all the activities she enjoys.


After her surgery, the staff at Mount Carmel East fitted Titchell, 68, with a Zoll Life Vest wearable defibrillator. Only widely available for about five years, Titchell was the first patient to come to Wexner Rehabilitation with the device. The vest is used by patients at risk for a sudden cardiac arrhythmia (SCA). Worn under the clothes, it can automatically detect an abnormal heart rhythm and deliver a treatment shock, usually within less than a minute.


"We started training our staff the very same day the hospital called about Lynn coming to us for rehabilitation," said Director of Nursing Catie Mawer. "A nurse from the company came out and we were ready for Lynn when she got here."


In the month since Titchell was admitted to Wexner Rehabilitation, Mawer said area hospitals have referred three more patients using the device to WHV.


"It's not really mainstream yet but we jumped at the opportunity to help a patient by getting our staff fully trained and comfortable with the device," Mawer said. "Area hospitals recognize that. And they understand that, as an organization, we are not afraid of new technologies, but embrace them and are willing to do whatever it takes to make sure patients are safe and well cared for."

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

Hospice 101: Myths & Realities


Thursday, June 18

12:30 to 1:30 pm

Wexner Heritage Village

1151 College Ave., Columbus



At Zusman Hospice, we believe an important part of caring for an individual with a life-limiting illness is tending to the emotional well-being of all those who will grieve his or her loss.


Join members of the Zusman Hospice social work team in an informal discussion to answer your questions and introduce you to the hospice journey.


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

Coffee Talk

Tuesday, June 30

11 am to noon

Wexner Heritage Village

1151 College Ave., Columbus



Rabbi Debbie Lefton and Chaplain Mike Reynolds lead this three-part series of informal conversations about what Judaism and Christianity have to say about life's most trying situations and difficult questions.


Come to one or come to all.


For more information or to RSVP for this event, contact Rabbi Lefton at 614-559-0243, email dlefton@whv.org or register online.

Also this month...
  • Bagel Bunch: Expressing Emotions, Stages of Loss and Taking Care of Yourself  |  June 3, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm at Creekside at the Village  |  614-559-0350 or zh@whv.org to register.
  • Medicare Counseling  |  June 3, 10 am to noon  |  by appointment at 614-559-5502 or mmayer@whv.org.
  • Medicare Counseling  |  June 11, 2:30 to 4 pm  |  by appointment at 614-559-5502 or mmayer@whv.org.
  • Medicare Counseling  |  June 15, 10 am to noon  |  by appointment at 614-559-5502 or mmayer@whv.org.
  • Talking Over Tea  |  June 24, 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.
Health & ElderWellness
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is Monday, June 15, 2015

Elder abuse - including physical, sexual, and psychological abuse, as well as neglect, abandonment, and financial exploitation - affects about five million Americans each year, causing untold illness, injury and suffering for victims and those who care about and for them.


Unfortunately, we simply do not know for certain how many people are suffering from elder abuse and neglect. But, experts believe that for every case of elder abuse or neglect that is reported, as many as 23 cases go unreported. And in one recent government study, 7.6 to 10 percent of participants reported experiencing some form of abuse in the prior 12 months. The same study that found that only 1 out of every 10 cases of elder abuse did not include financial abuse.

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10 Things Anyone Can Do To Prevent Elder Abuse

The National Center on Elder Abuse, a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has put together a number of resources for individuals, groups and communities seeking to raise awareness and help prevent elder abuse and neglect. Below are some of the NCEA's suggestions for how individuals can get involved in their own communities.
  1. Learn the signs of elder abuse and neglect.
  2. Call or visit an elderly friend or loved one and ask how they are doing.
  3. Provide a respite break for a caregiver.
  4. Ask your bank manager to train tellers on how to detect elder financial abuse.
  5. Ask your doctor to ask you and all other senior patients about possible family violence in their lives.

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