A Publication of Wexner Heritage Village
September 2015
Village eNews
   
In this issue...
Memory Care
The Cottage Fillingcottage Up Fast, Only Two Suites Remain Available
Space in Wexner Heritage Village's recently expanded memory care community, The Cottage, is rapidly filling up, with several families already moving in their loved ones' belongings in advance of this month's official opening.
 
"We knew there was an unfulfilled need in the community and we have been able to accommodate a number of people from our waiting list," The Cottage Director Amanda Rossbach said. "But the speed with which these rooms were claimed was a pleasant surprise. I think is says a lot about the quality of our program and the environment we create."
 
The Cottage has a total of 18 suites. The eight newer suites are larger than the 10 original rooms and include a full bathroom. They are part of a newly renovated wing that includes a greenhouse, dining room, kitchen, activity room and a family room. All Cottage residents have access to secure outdoor gardens and individualized programming.

 
The interior of the new wing was designed by Kris Nankavill of Andrews Architects, which was responsible for the overall design of the space. It features durable floor and wall coverings that simulate natural materials, a color palette that is warm and inviting with lots of natural wood trim and finishes. Bathroom and lighting fixtures consist of brushed nickel and frosted glass as well as ceramic and glass tiles in a variety of shapes, colors and patterns.

The dining room features an electric fireplace set into a wall of dimensional wood tiles. Artwork for the space was selected by Brenda Kroos, a local art consultant who specializes in selecting works for healthcare, corporate, educational and hospitality industry facilities.

"We really think it feels like home and not at all institutional" Rossbach said. "Everyone who comes through the space finds something they say they want to take home with them."

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.
Zusman Hospice
Outstanding zusmanDonors Make Quality End-of-Life Care a Reality

In Christy's Shoes Steps Up to Support Hospice
  
Representatives of Zusman Hospice benefactor In Christy's Shoes last month delivered the first installment of the organization's five-year, $50,000 pledge.
 
The latest $10,000 contribution brings the organization's total gifts to Zusman Hospice since its founding in 2009 to $55,000.
 
"We genuinely cherish long-term relationships like the one we have with In Christy's Shoes," Wexner Heritage Village President and CEO David Rosen said. "Their commitment is so deeply meaningful because it was born out of the hospice experience."

In Christy's Shoes was founded by Katrina Levy Zidel in memory of her twin sister, Christy Levy Peters, who was a Zusman Hospice patient for six months before succumbing to brain cancer at age 34. Donations from the organization support care for patients and their families in their homes and at Zusman House, a five-bed, in-patient unit on the campus of Wexner Heritage Village.
 
"Knowing we have their support through at least 2020 gives us the
freedom to be forward-thinking in the way we care for patients and their families," Rosen said.
Hospice Benefactor
Leonore Zusman Passes Away

In August, Wexner Heritage Village, and the entire Columbus Jewish community, lost a dear friend and benefactor.

Leonore Zusman (z"l) and her husband, Larry Zusman (z"l), were key figures in the initial development and funding of the hospice and hospice in-patient unit that now bear their name, WHV's Zusman Hospice and Zusman House.

"The Zusman's vision and commitment was crucial to rallying the community behind what was then an unmet need," WHV President & CEO David Rosen said. "As a result, we have the opportunity every day at Zusman Hospice, and across our entire organization, to practice the kind of generosity and compassion they modeled for our community."

In addition to Wexner Heritage Village, the Zusmans were supporters of the JCC of Greater Columbus, The Jewish Federation of Columbus, Columbus Torah Academy and many organizations across Ohio, the U.S. and Israel.

Zusman Hospice opened in 2001 and was followed by Zusman House in 2005. Zusman House is one of only two in-patient hospice units in Franklin County and Zusman Hospice is the only hospice providing services inside The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
Rosh Hashanah at WHV
Heritage House Resident's artistArtwork Spreads Holiday Greeting
For the last several years, Wexner Heritage Village has created a Rosh Hashanah greeting card that features an original piece of artwork created by members of the Central Ohio Jewish community.
 
This year, WHV was fortunate to have to opportunity to feature a piece by Wexner Heritage House resident Dr. Ralph Rosenblum, a retired dentist and artist whose works have been shown in numerous galleries and museums, including the Columbus Museum of Art and the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.
 
Dr. Rosenblum used familiar symbols of Judaism to create "A Rosh Hashanah Crypto Greeting" as a gift for his late wife. The 2002 piece now hangs over his bed at Wexner Heritage House.
 
"When I was introduced to Dr. Rosenblum last spring, he shared with me a number of his pieces," WHV Communications Coordinator Miriam Segaloff said. "When I saw this one, there was no question that it belonged on the front of our next holiday card. I am so grateful that he very generously agreed to allow us to use it."
 
In addition to dentistry, Dr. Rosenblum studied journalism, advertising and the fine arts. His art work includes woodcut prints, paintings, drawings and origami.
 
"We believe all of our Wexner Heritage House residents have something to share with the younger generations," Segaloff said. "Dr. Rosenblum is a wonderful example and we are genuinely honored to have been able to help him do just that."
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Also Happening at WHV
All of WHV in OneCallOneCall; Teen Hopes to Help Dementia Patients 
Wexner OneCall: The Only Number You Need
  
Deborah was tired and stressed out. She knew she was running out of sick days at work and needed help caring for her father, but had no idea where to start looking. Online searches had her confused and overwhelmed. And every time she called someplace to ask questions, her call was transferred over and over again until she was forced to leave a voicemail message that was never returned.

Finally, a friend gave Deborah the number for Wexner OneCall, 614-255-7270,and explained how they had helped her figure out what she needed and where to find it. Deborah's friend said the process was quick and easy and everyone she talked to at Wexner Heritage Village seemed happy to help her.

It sounded too good to be true, but Deborah made the call. It was
late on a Saturday night so she wasn't surprised when the call went to voicemail. She was surprised when, within an hour of her call, she was speaking with an intake coordinator and scheduling an appointment for the following Monday morning.
Local Teen Helping Build
Music & Memory Program
 
An area teenager with a passion for bringing music into the lives of older aduts is collecting used iPods and new headphones to benefit the Music & Memory program.

Music & Memory is a national non-profit organization that helps long-term care facilities provide personalized, digital playlists to those suffering from the effects of dementia. Wexner Heritage Village was the first location in Central Ohio to be certified by the program.

Studies have shown that exposure to once-familiar music can improve the quality of life of dementia patients by reducing agitation, sundowning, resistance to care and reliance on anti-psychotic and anti-anxiety medications.

Events
Mark Your Calendar... Don't Miss These Upcoming Events
Creating Memory Tags & Charms 
  
Thursday, September 10
6:30 to 8 pm

Wexner Heritage Village
1151 College Avenue
FREE

We will create special Shrinky Dink tags and charms that can be added to back packs, zipper pulls, bracelets, keychains and necklaces. Open to all ages. Materials will be provided and no art experience is necessary. For more information or to register, call Zusman Hospice at 614-559-0350 or email zh@whv.org.
High Holy Days 5776
 Schedule of Observances
   
Wexner Heritage Village Synagogue
1151 College Avenue

All are Welcome
 
Wexner Heritage Village openly embraces all faiths and seeks to demonstrate respect for each individual's unique spirituality. As an organization founded on and guided by the values and lessons of the Jewish faith, observance of Jewish holidays and festivals is an important part of our mission. For more information, contact Rabbi Debbie Lefton at 614-559-0243.
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At WHV This Month...
  • Bagel Bunch: Expressing Emotions, Stages of Loss and Taking Care of Yourself  |  September 2, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm at Creekside at the Village  |  614-559-0350 or zh@whv.org to register. FREE.
  • Medicare Counseling  |  September 2, 10 am to noon  |  by appointment at 614-559-5502 or mmayer@whv.org. FREE.
  • Understanding the Grief Journey  |  September 8, 6:30 am to 8:00 pm  |  614-559-0350 or zh@whv.org to register. FREE.
  • Medicare Counseling  |  September 10, 2:30 to 4 pm  |  by appointment at 614-559-5502 or mmayer@whv.org. FREE.
  • Medicare Counseling  |  September 21, 10 am to noon  |  by appointment at 614-559-5502 or mmayer@whv.org. FREE.
Click here to view a detailed listing of all the programs offered at Wexner Heritage Village.
Health & Wellness
Ideas and Inspiration to Jump Start Yourfall Plans for Autumn
10 Tips for Shaping Up This Fall

How many New Year's Eves have you spent sipping champagne and vowing to get more fit in the coming year? And how many times have you failed to follow through?
 
"December 31 over a drink is too late to set goals and make promises," says Justin Price, owner of The Biomechanics, a personal training and wellness coaching facility in San Diego, Calif.
 
Fall, on the other hand, is a great time to start a fitness program because "you're going to create good habits for the holiday season and the upcoming winter months," says Price.
 
Chris Freytag, a fitness instructor and fitness expert with Prevention magazine, agrees.

"With the change of seasons comes a renewed time to rethink and restart," she says. "What's so special about January?"
Sites Offer Apple Inspiration

Whether you pick your own, are a regular at a local farm stand or market or just like to browse the neighborhood supermarket offerings, everyone seems to have a strong opinion about which of the 200 apple varieties grown in the U.S. are the best.
 
Of course, what you are going to do with the apples makes a difference too. Are they destined for a pie, crisp or sauce? Do you eat them whole, sliced, alone or with cheese? Maybe you are tossing them in a salad or frying them up with some fresh onions.
 
Luckily, there are national organizations out there like the U.S. Apple Association and PickYourOwn.org and regional organizations such as the New England Apple Growers Association and OhioApples.com to help guide consumers.

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