December 2019

Welcome to the Weinberg Campus newsletter, dedicated to sharing news
and information with employees, residents, families and special friends.
Message From The President
Is there a month that has more packed into it than December? Among other things, it’s a month for making lists. So here is my list.

December is a month of significant holidays that celebrate hope and new beginnings.

It’s a season of lights, which we certainly need as December 21 is the shortest day – and the longest night – of the year!

As the last month of the year, December is a time of “year-end reviews.” We all know the headlines: The Year in Pictures, The Year’s Biggest News Events, Famous People Who Passed Away in 2019. And this leads, of course, to expectations for the coming year.

What will I do differently? What will be my New Year’s resolutions? What does 2020 hold for us?

Family plays an important role in December. We come together to share in good cheer and thanksgiving for the many blessings we have received, even in the face of difficulties that have come our way.

December is a month of generosity, gratitude, and reflection. It’s a month when we give gifts and have opportunities to give of ourselves. And a time when we can reflect, with gratitude, on the many gifts – tangible and intangible – that we have received throughout the year.

Generosity, gratitude, and reflection. I am grateful for the generous spirit that our staff displays all year long as they care for our residents and clients. I cannot thank them enough.

I wish everyone a happy and healthy holiday season.

Have questions or comments? Feel free to contact me at rmayer@weinbergcampus.org or 716-639-3311 ext. 2468.
What's New
Vitamin D Needs for Buffalo Winters
By Jenny Arnette, Dietetic Student

We normally absorb Vitamin D from sunshine, but during Buffalo’s winter months, sunshine can be hard to come by. Due to the cold temperatures, people tend to wear more clothes and spend less time outdoors. This can cause Vitamin D levels to decrease. According to Peter Horvath, associate professor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences at the University of Buffalo, around 50% of Buffalonians have insufficient amounts of Vitamin D during the winter months, 25% of which are considered deficient.

What is Vitamin D and why is it important?
Vitamin D is a nutrient needed by the body to be strong and healthy. This vitamin helps the body:
·        Absorb calcium and phosphorus to bones and teeth
·        Protect against bone loss
·        Help muscles to function
·        Allow the brain and body to communicate via the nerves
·        Boost the immune system to fight bacteria and viruses

Vitamin D deficiency may result in:
·        Lower bone density
·        Weakened immune system
·        Increased risk for type 2 diabetes
·        Higher susceptibility to some cancers
·        Increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease
·        Cognitive impairment in older adults
 
How to get Vitamin D
The body can acquire Vitamin D through sunshine, nutritious and fortified foods and supplements.

Food sources of Vitamin D:
·        Fatty Fish such as salmon and mackerel
·        Beef liver
·        Egg yolk
·        Mushrooms grown under UV lights
 
Fortified Food sources of Vitamin D: 
Check Nutrition Facts Label for Vitamin D content
·        Milk
·        Soy milk (some)
·        Juice (some)
·        Cereal (some)
·        Yogurt (some)
·        Cheese (some)  

References
Can serve with goat cheese for added Vitamin D 
Pairs well with roasted potatoes and asparagus

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pound salmon fillet
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 8 lemon wedges
  • 1 teaspoon chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon chopped dill

Instructions
  1. Set oven rack to the center position. Preheat oven to 375ºF (191ºC).
  2. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Lightly grease with vegetable oil or cooking spray.
  3. Place salmon on the sheet, skin side down (if still intact).
  4. Brush half of the melted butter over the salmon fillet. Season salmon with salt and pepper. Drizzle the rest of the butter over the salmon.
  5. Sprinkle the minced garlic evenly over the salmon. Place lemon wedges around the edges of the salmon.
  6. Bake salmon until the thickest part reaches an internal temperature of 125º (52ºC), about 12 minutes.
  7. Change the oven setting to broil on high. Broil the salmon until the surface is a light golden brown color and garlic begins to brown, 3 to 4 minutes.
  8. Carefully remove the skin from the salmon and transfer fish to a serving platter.
  9. Garnish with parsley and dill, serve with roasted lemon wedges.
  10. Enjoy!

Ready To Party This Holiday Season?
The drop in temperatures this December also signals the holiday season is here. With so many upcoming holiday celebrations, you’ll want to make sure you look and feel your best. We can all use some extra fuel during the winter months, so here area a few tips to help ensure you're party-ready all season long!

Drink Water:  Staying hydrated helps maintain your energy levels and mood so that you can feel your best.

Get Enough Sleep: Hitting the hay early the night before an event is a must. Getting enough sleep will help prevent dull skin, dark circles and a fuzzy brain.

Select Your Party Clothes: Dressing for the holidays is always fun because you can don some extra glitz and color. Choose an outfit that expresses your festive spirit. Be sure to select appropriate shoes for the occasion, such as comfortable shoes for dancing, or non-slip shoes or boots for walking outdoors.

As you head to the event or party, be sure you bring all your "must-haves" with you, such as any medications you’ll need, keys and mobile phone.

Join Weinberg Campus for a variety of holiday festivities to celebrate the season. Click here to view schedule or visit WeinbergCampus.org/News-Events .
Where To Turn For Memory Care Needs
At Weinberg Campus we understand the challenges you face when a parent, spouse, sibling, family member or close friend begins to show signs of cognitive decline. One of those challenges often includes finding a supportive living environment for individuals who can no longer live safely at home.

Garden House at Weinberg Campus offers enhanced and special needs memory care. Immediate openings for studio apartments are available.

Garden House  offers assistance and social programming in a comfortable, secure setting. We are a licensed residence that offers three levels of assisted living, including memory care. Even better, Garden House is part of Weinberg Campus’ full continuum of care, which includes a skilled nursing facility. Residents can receive the care and support they require as their needs change.

We're here if and when we're needed. Contact us today for additional information at (716) 639-3332 or  sales@weinbergcampus.org .
Letter of Thanks
"With warmest thanks, grateful hearts and deep appreciation..."

Below is a note from the family of a Rosa Coplon Living Center resident.

Dear Rob and the folks on 2C,

On behalf of the family, I would like to extend our deep appreciation for the care you provided our mother for almost two years. There were so many moments of kindness and support for our family and mom. While it was a hard journey to go through, the ongoing care and concern was really appreciated. Please let everyone who worked with our mom know how much we value all they did to provide her with special care. Best wishes for continued success as you care for those in need.
Featured Events
Garden House
Family Lunch
Sat., Dec. 14
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. 

Dosberg Manor
Family Brunch
Sun., Dec. 15
9 - 11 a.m.

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Employee Holiday Appreciation Lunch
Wed., Dec. 18

Join Us!
Wreath Decorating Contest, Catered Meal, Fun, Prizes!
Monthly Activities For Residents
New Employees November 2019
Ann Marie Brown , CNA, Rosa Coplon Living Center     
Brigette Brown , CNA, Rosa Coplon Living Center
Christina Hall , RN Supervisor, Rosa Coplon Living Center        
Kimberly Jones , CNA, Rosa Coplon Living Center
Shamonica Rivera , CNA, Rosa Coplon Living Center
Shaquita Washington , CNA, Rosa Coplon Living Center            
Khalida Wooten , Housekeeper
On The Move
Hend Habir, RN, has returned to Garden House as RN Program Manager. Welcome back, Hend!

Mallory Moebs, RN, has transitioned to per diem RN for Garden House.

Hope Santonocito , will retire from her role as Dosberg Case Manager on Dec. 20. She will continue working per diem. Thank you for your service, Hope!
Photo Gallery
Deck The Halls At Dosberg Manor
Works Of Art From Garden House Residents

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