A Publication of Wexner Heritage Village
August 2015
Village eNews
In this issue...
Independent and Assisted Living
Creekside at the Village & The Cottage Welcome New Leaders

Members of Creekside at the Village had the opportunity to get to know Director Amanda Rossbach and her leadership team at a special "happy hour" last month.


Rossbach has transitioned into the position from her previous role as service coordinator at the neighboring Heritage Tower. She has 15 years' experience in assisted living management with a specialization in operations and customer service.


"I am excited to be part of the lively and vibrant community at Creekside at the Village," Rossbach said. "Our members have so many different interests and each one brings something special to the culture here. I have really enjoyed

 getting to know them and I am looking forward to helping make their experience here the best it can possibly be."


She will partner with Director of Nursing Bradley Plantin, who has been with Creekside for nearly two years,  to succeed Jean Kramer. Kramer has accepted a position at an independent living community in Sarasota, Florida.

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Around the WHV Campus
New Hospice Doctor ZusmanDocand Reaching Out to Veterans
Dr. Sheri Knepel Joins Zusman Hospice Care Team


Dr. Sheri Knepel has joined the staff of Wexner Heritage Village's Zusman Hospice as associate medical director, rounding out a patient care team led by Medical Director Dr. Jennifer Hirsh.


"I am very pleased to have Dr. Knepel on board," Dr. Hirsh said. "She has a demonstrated passion for providing high-quality end-of-life care and her talent, enthusiasm and years of experience will serve our patients - and their families - well."

Wexner Home Care Selected as Provider for Veterans 


Wexner Home Care has partnered with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide in-home services to U.S. service men and women.


"We are thrilled to be able to serve this unique population and their families," Wexner Home Care Administrative Director Kimberly Hsia said. "These dedicated men and women served our country and it is an honor for us to have the opportunity to serve them by providing the highest quality care available."

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Memory Care
Expanded Cottage CottageNearly Full, August Opening Scheduled
The paint is barely dry on the walls, yet seven out of eight new rooms at The Cottage, WHV's memory care assisted living community, have already been claimed.


"Families are really looking forward to having a place of this type and quality," said Amanda Rossbach, WHV's Director of Independent and Assisted Living. "They want to know their loved one is being cared for the way they would do it if they could. We can give them that."


The Cottage originally opened in 2011 with 10 private suites for older adults living with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Renovation of adjacent, unused space started in May and has allowed the addition of 8 more suites. The project is supported by a generous grant from the Community Grants and the Frank Forchheimer, Moritz Mayer and Robert A. Glick Funds of the Columbus Jewish Foundation. The Foundation also supported the initial development of The Cottage.


"The persistence of a waiting list for a room at The Cottage told us there was unmet demand," Rossbach said. "But opening the new wing nearly full was more than we could imagine."


Rossbach said anyone interested in leasing the

remaining suite for a loved one should contact the WHV leasing office to complete and application and schedule a tour right away.

"There is no way of knowing how long it will be available," she said. "But once it's gone, we will be glad to start a new waiting list."


In addition to eight private rooms, each with its own bathroom, the expansion includes a second dining room, a greenhouse, and bright, open common spaces. In addition, one of the new suites will be large enough to accommodate two people, should the need arise.


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


To contact the leasing office, call 614-384-2271 or email  thecottage@whv.org. More information can be found online at whv.org.


Click here to view photos of our construction in progress.
Community Support
Volunteer Organizations VolunteersCompliment the Work of WHV
Prologis Employees "Adopt-A-Den" For Zusman Hospice
Last month, the Columbus Prologis team became the first local company to participate in the Love & Hugs for Zusman Hospice "Adopt-A-Den" program by creating and donating an entire month's supply of stuffed bears.


Wexner Volunteers Recognized, Honored at Magical Luncheon

Nearly 100 volunteers and members of the Auxiliary of Wexner Heritage House were celebrated for their contributions to Wexner Heritage Village and its patients at a special luncheon held late last month.

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

21st Annual Senior Career Expo 


Thursday, August 27

9 am to 1 pm

The Fawcett Center

2400 Olentangy River Road 



Mature job seekers aged 50 and over have the opportunity to network with recruiting employers, have their resume reviewed and attend more than 20 career workshops. FREE.

Buckeye Kosher BBQ Festival

Sunday, August 9

3 to 7 pm

Pump House Park

Parking: 620 Alum Creek Drive



Admission is free and food by Detroit Kraving's BBQ Pitmaster will be available for purchase. Also featured is a performance by acoustic, folk, pop and live looping musician Elijah Aaron.

At WHV This Month...
  • The Giving Tree  |  August 3, 1 to 2 pm  |  614-559-0350 or zh@whv.org to register. 
  • Bagel Bunch: Expressing Emotions, Stages of Loss and Taking Care of Yourself  |  August 5, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm at Creekside at the Village  |  614-559-0350 or zh@whv.org to register.
  • Medicare Counseling  |  August 5, 10 am to noon  |  by appointment at 614-559-5502 or mmayer@whv.org.
  • Losing an Adult Child  |  August 11, 6:30 am to 8:00 pm  |  614-559-0350 or zh@whv.org to register. 
  • Medicare Counseling  |  August 13, 2:30 to 4 pm  |  by appointment at 614-559-5502 or mmayer@whv.org.
  • Medicare Counseling  |  August 17, 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.
Health & Wellness
Summer Fairs and FairFoodFestivals Challenge Us to Indulge
Advice for Making the Most Out of Fairs' Culinary Creations

The Ohio State Fair is in full swing this month and with it come all those fun foods we can only dream about the rest of the year. On her website, Appetite for Life: Secrets of a Dietitian, Michelle Smith, MS, RDN, LDN shares her best advice for those who choose to indulge.

Bring Home the Taste of an Ohio State Fair Blue Ribbon Winner

Burst of Lemon Muffins

These lemon coconut muffins won first place for Ann Bumgarner of Powell in the muffin category, and also took best of show in the quick breads division at the 2014 Ohio State Fair.

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