Thursday, May 28, 2015

Medicare questions answered

Green Hills Community in collaboration with Community Health & Wellness Partners of Logan County are hosting a luncheon event about Medicare on Friday, June 19.

This session is for those who are going to be eligible for Medicare in the near future or have been on Medicare for a while but need to better understand what it offers.

Medicare Part A and Part B benefits, the prescription drug benefit (Part D), Medicare Advantage plans, and Medicare supplement insurance will be explained.

This program is offered by the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program, a service of the Ohio Department of Insurance. OSHIIP staff are trained by the state and do not sell or promote any insurance companies, policies or agents.

Doors open 11:30 a.m. for lunch, program begins at noon.
Reservations required by calling 465.5065 or e-mail

Monday, May 18, 2015

Can you save a life?

There are many people who answer the call to help their fellow man. Every year, many high school students decide to pursue a career in the healthcare industry by either becoming an EMT, nurse, therapist, or doctor.

Not just anyone can go into the healthcare field. After being in the industry for several years, I have learned that it takes a special person to set aside their own troubles to help others.

Is there something that you can do to save a life?

You could take First Aid or CPR classes. You could learn how to operate an AED machine.

But there is another way. The only thing it costs is about an hour of your time. And you could actually help save three people, not just one.

You can do this by donating a pint of blood. The process takes about an hour from start to finish. The actual donation process takes between seven to 10 minutes.

Every two months, the Community Blood Center sets up shop in Foundation Hall at Green Hills Community. The process begins by arriving on time for your appointment. There is some paperwork to review before a nurse checks your vitals and takes a drop of blood to test your hemoglobin. If you pass those screenings then you are then lead to a cot where a nurse will talk you through the actual donation.

The nurses will never hurry you through the process. They treat you with respect and dignity and take their time to make sure that you are comfortable.

At the most recent blood drive, one young man signed up to donate blood with his mother. It was his first time and was a little nervous. All went well for him and he, along with his mother, was proud of his accomplishment.

“It feels pretty good to help save a life,” he said afterwards.

Can you save a life? Yes you can. In fact, you can help save up to three lives every eight weeks by donating just a pint of blood.

The next blood drive at Green Hills is from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 1. To make an appointment, you can go to, call 1.800.388.GIVE, or call Rebecca at Green Hills at 937.650.7117 to make your appointment.

All donors will receive a meal after donating to make sure they replenish their body with lost fluids and regain blood sugar.

For more information about the donation process, go to

We hope to see you in July!




Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Welcome to the new website for Green Hills Community.

Many thanks to Adam Rammel and his crew at COMSTOR Outdoor who made this site possible.

Something new for us is the creation of a blog. We consider ourselves the experts in caring for elders, so why not share that knowledge with the world rather than just those who are currently in our care?

But writing a blog is a little like diving into a pond. You are not quite sure how cold or how deep the water will be. So, for our first Green Hills blog - we will just dip a toe in to make sure that the water is fine.

We welcome your comments and suggestions to make the website a more robust source of information in making decisions for you or your loved one.

Questions or comments may be directed to Rebecca. Her e-mail address is or you may call her directly at 937.650.7117. She looks forward to hearing from you.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!