A Publication of Wexner Heritage Village
January  |  February 2016
Village eNews
 
In this issue...
Long-Term Care
Dedicated Team Strengthens Restorative Nursing Program
Back: Tim Remick, Donna Barnett
Front: Phyllis Carter, Yolanda Hervey
Helping residents maintain as much independence as possible has always been a primary goal of Wexner Heritage House, Wexner Heritage Village's long-term care community.
 
Now, a formalized restorative nursing program is making it easier for Heritage House staff and families to quickly identify a decline in self-sufficiency, a sign that the
potential for a bigger problem exists.
 
Restorative nursing programs help residents compensate for skills lost through chronic disease, disuse or other physiological factors. Unlike traditional physical therapy, there is not typically an acute episode that drives the restorative nursing process. Also unlike physical therapy, restorative nursing takes place at a slower pace and focuses on maintaining function in a long-term, ongoing process. Mobility, range of motion and activities of daily living are some of the areas that benefit from restorative nursing.
Independent & BerkAssisted Living
New Rabbi & UZIT Starting at Creekside at the Village
Rabbi Arye Berk Joins Activity Staff as Jewish Educator
 
Rabbi Arye Berk has joined the Wexner Heritage Village team as a part-time Jewish Educator for Creekside at the Village and the Geraldine Schottenstein Cottage.
 
Rabbi Berk was ordained as a Conservative rabbi in 2006 after earning a master's degree in rabbinic studies from the Zeigler School of Rabbinic Studies in Los Angeles. He earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from McMaster University and most recently was the spiritual leader of Adat Shalom Synagogue in Los Angeles.
 
In addition to developing Jewish programming for residents of Creekside and the Cottage, Rabbi Berk will assist the WHV spiritual life team with holiday observances as well as regularly scheduled worship and study.
Members and Guests to Explore Urban Zen Integrative Therapy
 
A new, five-part program starting in early March will give Creekside at the Village members and guests the opportunity to explore and develop an understanding of Urban Zen Integrative Therapy.
 
Urban Zen incorporates three gentle healing modalities - relaxation touch, essentials oils and yoga therapy - to address symptoms older adults commonly experience: pain, anxiety, nausea, insomnia and constipation, which can be exhausting.
 
"The goal is to offer some practical, easy to perform steps for self-care," WHV's Urban Zen program director Lori Moffett said. "Reducing the impact of this specific set of symptoms can give older adults more energy and confidence and significantly improve their quality of life."
EventMeetings
Mark Your Calendar... Don't Miss These Upcoming Events
Love & Hugs for Zusman Hospice 4th Anniversary Event
  
Sunday, March 6, 2016
6:00 to 8 pm
 
Build-A-Bear Workshop
4046 Fenlon Street
Easton Town Center
 
Founded by the family of a former patient, Love & Hugs for Zusman Hospice makes it possible for every new hospice patient to receive a stuffed bear to accompany them on their end-of-life journey. These bears are typically dressed in a way that represents an important aspect of the patient's life. Very often, they become a treasured keepsake for the patient's family.
 
All are welcome to join the Love & Hugs team on Sunday, March 6, at the Easton Build-A-Bear Workshop to create and clothe some of the hundreds of bears needed each year.
 
For more information about Love & Hugs for Zusman Hospice and how you can get involved, visit the organization at whv.org or on Facebook.
Wexner Heritage Village
2015 Annual Meeting
    
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Noon to 1:00 pm
 
Wexner Heritage Village
Huntington Education Center
1151 College Avenue
 
The entire community is invited to join the Wexner Heritage Village Board, executive leadership and associates for a review of 2015 and the forecast for 2016.
 
This year, we will also hear from Doug Ulman, a three-time cancer survivor and president and chief executive officer of Pelotonia. Ulman was the founding president and CEO of the LIVESTRONG Foundation and is a widely recognized ambassador and well-respected voice in the cancer community.

This annual meeting also marks the successful end of the five-year Campaign to Revolutionize Care. We will take some time to reflect on some of the changes this community wide fundraising effort enabled and how it has impacted the future of WHV's network of senior healthcare and housing services.
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Coming Up At WHV...
  • Daughters Who Have Lost Mothers  |  March 15, 6:30 to 8:00 pm  |  614-559-0350 or zh@whv.org to register. FREE.
  • The Giving Tree  |  February 1 & March 7, 12:30 to 1:30 pm at Heritage Tower  |  614-559-0350 or zh@whv.org to register. FREE.
  • Nadav Spiritual Volunteer Program Training  |  February 3, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm  |  614-559-0243 or dlefton@whv.org to register. FREE.
  • Bagel Bunch: Expressing Emotions, Stages of Loss and Taking Care of Yourself  |  February 3 & March 9, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm at Creekside at the Village  |  614-559-0350 or zh@whv.org to register. FREE.
  • A Matter of Balance  |  February 3, 1:00 to 3:00 pm at Creekside at the Village  |  614-645-6149 to register. FREE.
  • Medicare Counseling  |  February 11 & March 10, 2:30 to 4:00 pm  |  by appointment at 614-559-5502 or mmayer@whv.org. FREE.
  • Medicare Counseling  |  February 15, 10 am to noon  |  by appointment at 614-559-5502 or mmayer@whv.org. FREE.
  • Losing an Adult Child  |  February 16, 6:30 to 8:00 pm  |  614-559-0350 or zh@whv.org to register. FREE.
  • Aroma Therapy: An Overview  |  February 25, 7:00 to 8:00 pm  |  614-559-0350 or zh@whv.org to register. FREE.
  • Urban Zen and Art Therapy: Reiki & Rocks  |  March 10, noon to 1:00 pm  |  614-559-0350 or zh@whv.org to register. FREE.
All programs are held at Wexner Heritage Village, 1151 College Avenue, 43209, unless otherwise noted.
Click here to view a detailed listing of all the programs offered at Wexner Heritage Village.
Adults with Developmental GlobetrottersDisabilities
Shalom House Residents Get In On the Action
On December 29, 2015, residents of WHV's Shalom House had the opportunity to sit court side - and even get in on the action - as the Harlem Globetrotters played at Value City Arena. The arrangements were made by Ron Greenbaum, known locally as The Basement Doctor, who has two relatives living at Shalom House locations. Greenbaum sponsored the event and convinced arena officials to allow WHV to conduct a 50/50 raffle during the game to raise awareness of the program and raise some much-needed funds. For more information about Shalom House, click here.
Health & SoupWellness
Keeping Active and Eating Healthy During Cold Winter Months
Don't Hibernate: Staying Active in the Cold
 
It's never too difficult to think of reasons to abandon your workout routine. This is especially true during the winter months, when the temperatures drop, the sky turns dark, and the wind seems to start pushing you back indoors to the warmth of your couch. Health experts urge, however, that exercise should be incorporated into your everyday routine, no matter the weather.
 
"The advantages of regular exercise are too great to be put on hold when workouts become inconvenient, especially during colder months," explains Joseph Giaimo, DO, an osteopathic board-certified internal medicine physician. "People who exercise reduce their risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, certain cancers, diabetes and osteoporosis."
Warm Up This Winter With Some Cabin Fever Vegetarian Soup
 
This recipe was invented on a cold night in a mountain cabin. It makes a thick, filling soup. The total prep time is about two hours. Ingredients are chopped and added to the pot in sequence, so cooking can be underway while other veggies are being prepped.
 
Serve very hot with a thick slice of sharp cheddar cheese on top (melted) and with hearty bread on the side for a complete vegetarian meal. Serves 10.

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