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Dispatch Media Group Names Westerwood a Winner of the Columbus Top Workplaces Award for the 7th Year in a Row

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Westerwood has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2022 honor by Columbus C.E.O. Magazine. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage LLC. The anonymous survey uniquely measures 15 culture drivers that are critical to the success of any organization: including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

"We are honored and thrilled to be named a winner of the "Top Workplaces 2022" award by Columbus C.E.O. Magazine," said Lisa Burkhart, Executive Director. "This is the 7th year in a row Westerwood has received this recognition and it is so meaningful to us because the list is based solely on employee feedback."

"During this very challenging time, Top Workplaces has proven to be a beacon of light for organizations and a sign of resiliency and strong business performance," said Eric Rubino, Energage CEO. "When you give your employees a voice, you come together to navigate challenges and shape your path forward. Top Workplaces draw on real-time insights into what works best for their organization to make informed decisions that have a positive impact on their people and their business."

About Westerwood:

Westerwood, formerly Friendship Village Columbus, is a 23-acre, scenic retirement community just off the beaten path and minutes from downtown Westerville and Otterbein University. The active resident community loves lifelong learning, artistic pursuits, exercising, giving back, and connecting with nature. Westerwood is the only true nonprofit Life Care community near Westerville and offers a top-rated, full continuum of care, including a Life Care Contract to provide predictable monthly living expenses regardless of care levels needed.

Rooted in the northeast side of Columbus since 1978, this wooded oasis offers restaurant-quality dining cooked from scratch, wellness classes with a personal trainer, an art studio, a woodshop, and gardens in a friendly atmosphere where ageless spirits can indulge their curiosity. Westerwood is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit community. It is ranked as a 2020 Choice community by the Holleran Group in recognition of an exemplary culture of resident engagement. Visit: https://www.liveatwesterwood.org/

About Energage:

Making the world a better place to work together.(tm)

Energage is a purpose-driven company that helps organizations turn employee feedback into useful business intelligence and credible employer recognition through Top Workplaces. Built on 14 years of culture research and the results from 23 million employees surveyed across more than 70,000 organizations, Energage delivers the most accurate competitive benchmark available. With access to a unique combination of patented analytic tools and expert guidance, Energage customers lead the competition with an engaged workforce and an opportunity to gain recognition for their people-first approach to culture. For more information or to nominate your organization, visit energage.com or topworkplaces.com.

Related link: https://www.liveatwesterwood.org/

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Jam to Low-Down Blues with Hurricane Jerry Loos at the Westerwood Blueberries and The Blues Concert

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Westerwood Senior Living community is hosting a Blueberries & The Blues summer concert from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Friday, August 13, 2021, featuring local blues artist Hurricane Jerry Loos. Relax in the shade while you listen to low-down blues and celebrate the Columbus blueberry season with chilled blueberry limoncello cocktails and tasty treats created by Westerwood's Chef Marshall.

"We are thrilled to host Hurricane Jerry and showcase Chef Marshall's culinary skills," Lisa Burkhart, Executive Director said. "These events are a great way for us to showcase our beautiful community. Attendees will be able to meet residents and team members, and schedule tours of the community."

RSVP today for The Blueberries and The Blues concert by calling 614-368-1209 or visiting https://www.liveatwesterwood.org/events/. And make sure you enter to win one of four gift certificates to Fresh Thyme Market and a basket filled with all things blueberries.

Hurricane Jerry Loos started playing guitar in the late 1960's and has done session work for decades at local recording studios in Columbus Ohio. A versatile guitarist, Jerry has worked with a wide range of independent artists playing styles such as Gospel, Rock, Blues, Jazz, Country, and others. Jerry enjoys many styles of music but plays Blues/Rock material in his band "Hurricane Jerry and Stormfront"

Listen to Hurricane Jerry on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaHC4215onQ.

Westerwood is also hosting a Resident Lifestyle Panel Brunch at 10 a.m. on August 18, 2021. Besides enjoying a delicious, complimentary brunch, the residents and dedicated team will share what makes Westerwood a remarkable place to enjoy life. They will also share updates on exciting new outdoor amenities that are being added to the 23-acre campus! RSVP today by calling 614-368-1209 or visiting https://www.liveatwesterwood.org/events/.

Westerwood, formerly Friendship Village Columbus, is a 23-acre, scenic nonprofit retirement community rooted in the northeast side of Columbus. It is minutes from downtown Westerville and Otterbein University. The active resident community loves lifelong learning, artistic pursuits, exercising, giving back and connecting with nature. Westerwood offers a top-rated, full continuum of care, including a Life Care contract.

This wooded oasis offers restaurant-quality dining cooked from scratch, wellness classes with a personal trainer, an arts studio, a woodshop and gardens in a friendly atmosphere where ageless spirits can indulge their curiosity. Westerwood is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit community. It is ranked as a Choice community by the Holleran Group in recognition of an exemplary culture of resident engagement. Westerwood has Platinum SAGECare certification, it has received the Top Workplaces award from Columbus CEO six years in a row and it has received the Best of Business: Retirement Community award. Learn more at https://liveatwesterwood.org/.

#SummerConcert, #HurricaneJerryLoos, #OurCampusYourCanvas, #SeniorLiving, #ColumbusBlueberrySeason,

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Westerwood is Calling All Pups to the Dog Days of Summer Parade

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Westerwood Life Care community is hosting two fun events for you and your pets. The Dog Days of Summer celebration includes a parade and a chance to cuddle therapy dogs and adopt furry friends. The free Pet Communication webinar will show you how to have a real heart-to-heart conversation with your pet.

"We love our pets at Westerwood," said Lisa Burkhart, Executive Director. "We are so excited to host these community events. Several residents have already planned outfits for their pups and can't wait to get insights into what some of their behavior means."

The Pet Communication Webinar is 10 a.m.-noon EDT Wednesday, July 14. This fun and engaging class will be led by Maia Kincaid, Ph.D., a world-renowned Animal and Nature Communication Specialist. Kincaid will telepathically converse with the pets of the first five attendees to sign up and an additional randomly selected participant. She will help address behavioral issues and answer questions about health, diet and upsets.

"Participants learn to distinguish their inner voice from the animal's voice," Kincaid said. She believes everyone can hone their natural ability to communicate with animals. And some of her most gifted webinar attendees started out as the most skeptical.

The Dog Days of Summer event is 9-11 a.m. EDT Saturday, July 17. PetPeople of Westerville is sponsor and will award prizes for the pet parade. The Columbus Humane Society will bring adoptable furry friends for guests to play with and hopefully adopt. Attendees can also enjoy live music by Bill Foley, bakery goods and community tours.

"Columbus Humane would like to extend our deepest gratitude to Westerwood Senior Living for hosting us at their Dog Days of Summer event!" said Brittany Williams, Director of Marketing at Columbus Humane. "We are thrilled to get back out into the community, sharing pet tips, tricks and adoptable animals with friends. The generosity of animal lovers in our community is what makes Columbus such a great city. Together we can all make Columbus Humane."

"We are so excited to be involved with Westerwood and their Dog Days of Summer event!" Terri Montigny, Community Relations Manager at PetPeople, said. "We love to get involved with community events like this and were thrilled to provide prizes. We wish everyone good luck in the parade and cannot wait to see the winners! As your neighborhood store for pets, we hope to see you soon."

Visit https://www.liveatwesterwood.org/events/ to register for one or both events.

Kincaid, who is the author of "Chats with Cool Cats" and "Dogs Say the Darndest Things," has been helping pet owners speak telepathically to their pets for more than 20 years. For more information about her Animal Communication Online University visit: https://www.animalcommunicationworld.com/maia-kincaid-animal-communication.

Since 1883, Columbus Humane has been fighting animal cruelty, helping animals in need and advocating for their well-being. As an innovative leader in animal welfare, they provide a variety of services to more than 9,000 pets and their people annually.

PetPeople is the neighborhood place for natural foods and quality supplies for dogs and cats. Their team of pet enthusiasts entertains and educates to create a unique shopping experience.

Westerwood is also hosting tours of their Garden Cottages, which are in development. These spacious two-bedroom, two-bathroom garden cottages offer extra room, privacy and that home-of-your-own feeling. Call 614-568-0503 to schedule a tour.

Westerwood, formerly Friendship Village Columbus, is a 23-acre, scenic nonprofit retirement community rooted in the northeast side of Columbus. It is minutes from downtown Westerville and Otterbein University. The active resident community loves lifelong learning, artistic pursuits, exercising, giving back and connecting with nature. Westerwood offers a top-rated, full continuum of care, including a Life Care contract.

This wooded oasis offers restaurant-quality dining cooked from scratch, wellness classes with a personal trainer, an arts studio, a woodshop and gardens in a friendly atmosphere where ageless spirits can indulge their curiosity. Westerwood is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit community. It is ranked as a Choice community by the Holleran Group in recognition of an exemplary culture of resident engagement. Westerwood has Platinum SAGECare certification, it has received the Top Workplaces award from Columbus CEO six years in a row and it has received the Best of Business: Retirement Community award. Learn more at http://liveatwesterwood.org/.

#LoveOurPets, #AnimalWorldCommunication, #OurCampusYourCanvas, #SeniorLiving, #PetPeople, #ColumbusHumane

Media Contact: Cheri Carl, 3rdThird Marketing, PR@3rd3rd.com

Related link: https://www.liveatwesterwood.org/

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Westerwood’s Free Virtual Hear Better Class Offers Insights, Tips and Technological Solutions to Help Manage Hearing Loss

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Westerwood Life Care community is offering a free, virtual "Hear Better" class in honor of May's Better Hearing and Speech Month. Dr. Kelly Tremblay and Dr. Margaret Wallhagen will review high-tech, low-cost solutions to help manage hearing loss in everyday conversations.

"Hearing loss is one of the most common chronic sensory problems we experience," said Dr. Tremblay. "There are low-cost options and resources that can help someone have a better quality of life."

The online class "Hear Better: 10 Low-Cost & High-Tech Tips" is being offered on Tuesday, May 11 at 1 p.m. EDT. RSVP at https://explorefriendshipvillage.org/events/.

Do you have trouble hearing? Here are a few questions to ask:

1 - Are you over the age of 65? (yes/no)

2 - Do you often ask people to repeat themselves? (yes/no)

3 - Do you often think people mumble? (yes/no)

4 - Do you have difficulty hearing when there is background noise present? (yes/no)

5 - Do friends and family suggest you get your hearing tested? (yes/no)

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, there is a good chance you do have some type of hearing loss. Approximately one in three people over 65 years of age will experience some degree of hearing problems.

Dr. Margaret Wallhagen, RN, PhD, FAAN is a Professor of Physiological Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco. She is a former board trustee of The Hearing Loss Association of America.

Dr. Kelly Tremblay PhD, FAAA is a neuroscientist, audiologist and advocate. She is a Board Trustee of The Hearing Loss Association of America and works as an advocate to get the word out about health and hearing for seniors. She is also a contributor to the World Health Organization.

Westerwood is also hosting tours of their Garden Cottages, which are in development. These spacious two-bedroom, two-bathroom garden cottages are just a short walk from the main building. If you want extra room, privacy, and that home-of-your-own feeling, make sure you get on the priority list ASAP. Add your name here: https://explorefriendshipvillage.org/garden-cottages/.

Westerwood offers other free virtual events. Visit the events page for details: https://explorefriendshipvillage.org/events/.

Westerwood, formerly Friendship Village Columbus, is a 23-acre, scenic retirement community just off the beaten path and minutes from downtown Westerville and Otterbein University. The active resident community loves lifelong learning, artistic pursuits, exercising, giving back and connecting with nature. Westerwood is the only true nonprofit Life Care community near Westerville and offers a top-rated, full continuum of care, including a Life Care Contract to provide predictable monthly living expenses regardless of care levels needed.

Rooted in the northeast side of Columbus since 1978, this wooded oasis offers restaurant-quality dining cooked from scratch, wellness classes with a personal trainer, an arts studio, a woodshop and gardens in a friendly atmosphere where ageless spirits can indulge their curiosity. Westerwood is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit community. It is ranked as a 2020 Choice community by the Holleran Group in recognition of an exemplary culture of resident engagement. Westerwood also has SageCare certification and received the 2020 Best of Business: Retirement Community award. Learn more at http://liveatwesterwood.org/.

#HearBetter, #BetterHearingAndSpeechMonth, #OurCampusYourCanvas, #SeniorLiving

Media Contact: Cheri Carl, 3rdThird Marketing, PR@3rd3rd.com

Related link: https://www.liveatwesterwood.org/

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