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Traditions Holidays and traditions go hand-in-hand like mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing and turkey. COVID on the other hand doesn’t go with anything. Certainly not generational gatherings and family feasts. This month’s cuisine article offers ideas to keep your family close during a season of social distancing, albeit through recipes. I’ve entertained the idea of scanning recipes, uploading images and creating a family cookbook for years. I plan to incorporate the hand-written cards I’ve collected from family (including a pot roast recipe from my Aunt Wynne who will be 101-years-old this month!) and friends through the years and ordering copies for Christmas gifts. Tip: check out Groupon for deals on photobooks. Thanksgiving 1999 I introduced a family activity I had read about in another magazine. By Christmas of that year it became a family tradition. The activity? Pretty simple: buy (or upcycle) a book, then have each person celebrating the holiday with you make an entry in The Book. I generally start the entry by listing who is with us, as well the date (we include Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter) and the menu. For a solid ten years there is an accounting of grandparents, siblings – home or away at school, visiting cousins, and best friends who seem like family who were in attendance. The years of turkey cupcakes (decoration not content), specialty mashed potatoes, who stirred the gravy, games that were played, shopping fliers and Black Friday plans are all recorded in The Book. Sadly, it was put away after Thanksgiving 2009 not to be written in again until this year. What better time to reinstate a tradition? And, what fun I am having filling in the gap years! Some years are easy to remember the highlights and who was here. Other years will be filled in after quizzing the family. There have been losses since 2009, and most recently, new additions. While COVID may not allow for our traditional group to be together this year we will visit virtually. I’ll be the one jotting down notes and comments to include for the 2020 entry. To quote the new Jon Bon Jovi song, “When you can’t do what you do, you do what you can.”

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HEALTH

Making the Most of Movember

A month to learn about prevention, screening and treatment of prostate cancer By Mallory Arnold

3.1 MILLION MEN in the U.S. who have

been diagnosed with prostate cancer are still alive today. While prostate cancer kills 1 in 41 men, the spike in promoting early screening and detection has saved many lives. “The most basic message is especially important right now: don’t delay your prostate cancer screening and seek medical advice for concerning symptoms,” Amanda Harper, director of media relations at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center (OSUCC) says. “We don’t want people to delay screening out of fear during the pandemic.” The American Cancer Society found that in 2020, more men were diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer and fewer were diagnosed in the earlier stages of the disease. This concerns Harper greatly, as early detection can decrease that number and increase chance of recovery. Dr. Edmund Folefac, a medical oncologist with OSUCC-Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, agrees that screening is essential. “If the disease is caught before spreading, within five years, we believe that patient will be living,” Folefac says. “If it spreads, that number decreases.” Today, there are many methods for treating prostate cancer. Folefac says he sees many different kinds of patients who require completely unique forms of treat-

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ment. From surgery to radiation therapy to hormone therapy and more, he’s always focused on clear communication with his patients. “I really try to talk to my patients and let them know all the options,” Folefac says. “There is no routine cancer. What we mean by that is, there is not one treatment – the same goes for prostate cancer.” More than 500 clinical trials are open at any given time at the OSUCCC, with more positive advancements..occurring every day. One interesting study focused on soy tomato juice. Some research, such as a study done by OSU’s Steve Clinton, suggests diets rich in tomato products and soy may reduce the risk of prostate cancer. While Folefac does not disregard the possibilities, he says applying results seen in a petri dish isn’t the same when applied to a human. However, he’s certainly not against including more fruits and vegetables in a diet. “You forget that diet and exercise is no longer just important for daily health,” Folefac says. “We’re finding that some cancers can be attributed to not eating a proper diet.”

He’s hopeful and confident about continued new advancements in screening and treating. “We can only treat people we see in our clinic,” he says. “The media is so important in getting the right message out. The future looks very bright for prostate cancer treatment.”

The heroes in ZERO

The number of prostate cancer cases this organization hopes to see in the future: Zero. ZERO is the National Prostate Cancer Coalition, a group formed to be an extension of support for men and their


families impacted by prostate cancer. It not only brought to light the personal destruction prostate cancer wrecks on lives by spearheading the Department of Defense’s Prostate Cancer Research Program, but ZERO also pioneered free mobile prostate cancer screening across the U.S. “ZERO is, first and foremost, a family,” says Communications Director Ilana Ostrin. “This is a family dedicated to ending prostate cancer and providing support for patients and families.” Support is not only needed in times of physical weakness for cancer patients. Many men endure negative mental health impacts while battling the disease. “A study from University of Queensland, Australia, found that stress can suppress the immune system, making the patient’s body less receptive of treatment,” Ostrin says. “So, it’s extremely important for patients to do what they can do reduce stress.” ZERO helps patients practice mindfulness, meditation, suggests time outdoors and recommends resources for professional help, if needed. And while the organization and experts alike claim that knowledge is the first step to fighting prostate cancer, the topic can be daunting to those diagnosed. “It is a scary topic,” Ostrin says. “But taking the initiative to become informed about prostate cancer may save the life of you or a loved one.” And a November, dubbed Movember in honor of men’s health issues, is a great time to begin learning and advocating for research. ZERO’s virtual tee-off encourages golfers to play a game, whether it’s 18 holes, a driving range or a putt-putt course, and raise money for advocacy programs, patient support and research. While participants can tee-up anywhere and anytime, the main celebration is online on Sunday, November at 2 p.m. ZERO will be hosting special guests and having talks with the #ZEROstrong team. Another popular way to get involved in Movember is No Shave November, a selffundraising campaign where people challenge themselves and others to grow their beards to fundraise ZERO’s efforts. “Take the opportunity to spread awareness about prostate cancer,” Ostrin says. “One bit of information could save a life.” CS Mallory Arnold is an editor. Feedback welcomed at marnold@cityscenemediagroup.com.

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CUISINE

Traditions and Taste Treasuring family recipes By Mallory Arnold

FOOD FOR LOVE – a published study by Myrte E. Hamburg, Catrin Finkenauer and Carlo Schuengel – reports that food affects the average person’s neurotransmitters, which can ameliorate feelings of helplessness, depression and loss of control. Food also regulates emotions by way of association with the situation in which it’s presented. For example, certain Thanksgiving foods – think mashed potatoes or a traditional family recipe – may spike endorphins not just because of the taste, but because it subconsciously reminds you of last year’s good memories. To that end, putting together your own family recipe book – a compilation of everything from Aunt Marge’s pumpkin pie to Cousin Steve’s chili – can be a great holiday activity. Keeping a record of all the important recipes not only makes holidays easier, but creates a keepsake for life. As the family grows, new members can add in their own traditions and recipes.

A guide to creating a family recipe book Decide whether you want to use original recipe cards or retype them in the same format. While it may be neater to have everything appear uniform, there’s something nostalgic about seeing your loved one’s handwriting. This part is fun: Reach out to your family! Announce your project and request family recipes. Another way to do this is to have family members bring their recipes to the next gathering, such as Thanksgiving. That way, you can create the book together. Collect notes and tidbits about each recipe: “Grandma got this from her mother,” “Uncle

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Dave ate this while in college.” Include a photo of each cook next to their recipe. Make copies of the book for each family member to keep. Physical copies, stapled or bound together also make great gifts. First Lady Fran DeWine has been an advocate of making the most of social distancing by taking the time to appreciate loved ones. She shares recipes from her own kitchen weekly, ranging from black bean soup to President Reagan’s favorite macaroni and cheese. A favorite staple in the DeWine family is homemade chicken and noodles. In a tweet posted on March 19, DeWine says, “This

is a favorite comfort food for our family. I’ve taught my kids to make them and my grandkids like to help make them too.” CS Mallory Arnold is an editor. Feedback welcome at marnold@cityscenemediagroup.com. First Lady Fran DeWine

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Growler Power

Dog bone business offers individuals with disabilities employment opportunities By Brandon Klein

PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL disabilities

may see things differently than the typical adult, but their potential to be successful is limitless. That’s the view espoused by Tina Garriott, who spent nearly two decades as a special needs instructor in central Ohio. “There’s nothing they can’t do,” she says. “(You’ve) just got to break it down differently.” Garriott believes that people with disabilities have not only a right to work, but a duty and obligation to contribute to society. With that in mind, she left her education job to lead and develop a small business, Growlers Dog Bones, that provides employment, vocational training and volunteer opportunities to these individuals. Growlers’ line of dog bones is made with spent grain from 14 different breweries in

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central Ohio, peanut butter that Growlers’ team grinds, farm fresh eggs from Plain City and rice flour. Partner breweries include Combustion Brewery, Crooked Can Brewing Co., Grove City Brewing Co., Ill Mannered Brewing Co. and Land Grant Brewing Co. Growlers’ dog bones can be found at those breweries, as well as local farmers’ markets and Hills Downtown Market. And, the Hilton Columbus Downtown Hotel offers them as an amenity for guests’ pets. Garriott first learned about Growlers in 2016, when one of her students told her he was making dog bones during the summer. She reached out to the organization’s executive director, who brought the concept from Cincinnati to Columbus, that same year.

Garriott had more than three years of experience training dogs, so working with dogs was second nature to her. The organization’s original director wasn’t as familiar with dogs, but wanted to create an employment opportunity for her son, who was on the spectrum. Garriott came on as a co-founder to help further develop the organization’s growth. Garriott took control of the business in March 2019, while still employed at Columbus City Schools, and began making changes. Not only did Growlers triple its bank account by the end of that year, she says, it also began employing people with disabilities. Among the areas where Garriott oversaw changes was Growlers’ base of operations. The company made its bones at the Food Fort, the Economic & Community Development Institute’s Columbus kitchen incubator. Growlers moved its operations to Mitchell Hall at Columbus State Community College in February, but operated there for less than a month due to COVID-19. The company had enough stock to last three months after new recruits from the Columbus Division of Fire and vocational students from Columbus schools came together to make bones in early March. Growlers now leases space at Pitabilities’ kitchen in Gahanna and is working as needed per order, despite a diminished workload due to farmers’ markets cancel-


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out vocational students or volunteers taking the place of employment. “As Growlers grows, each baker will develop a better understanding of what it takes to run a business and bring new ideas to promote themselves and Growlers,” she says. Matthew Lee See is one of Growlers’ current bakers. He says he enjoys working at Growlers, the friendships he’s made there and using his paycheck to buy pizza. He celebrated his birthday earlier this year with Garriott in attendance. “It’s a smart career,” he says. CS Brandon Klein is an associate editor. Feedback at bklein@cityscenemediagroup.com.

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dog products and potentially expand our product line,” she says. Growlers now employs four people with disabilities who are involved in the baking and sales process. Garriott says she hopes to double employment by next year, with-

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Columbus Cares How the biggest organizations around town are giving back to the community By Sarah Robinson

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s Mr. Rogers would tell us, when the world is at its scariest, look for the helpers. Here is a round-up of a few of Columbus’s biggest helpers these past few months as our community has found ways to come together and give back from at least 6 feet apart. Cameron Mitchell Restaurants and Cameron Mitchell Premier Events In March, as Cameron Mitchell Premier Events had to shut down along with the rest of the city, it donated extra food to the Hilliard Food Pantry, along with diapers as a result of its recent diaper drive – totaling more than 400 pounds of diapers and food donated. Cameron Mitchell Restaurants created an Associate Relief Fund to assist more than 4,500 furloughed associates. It partnered with Premier Produce One to deliver pallets of produce to nonprofits such as SON Ministries, the YWCA and the Lindy Infante Foundation. “Despite operating at reduced sales levels during the pandemic, CMR has remained committed to philanthropy, both locally and nationally,” says Melissa Johnson, VP of community relations. “We have been able to come up with creative ways to support and give back during this challenging time.” In July, CMR delivered more than 1,000 fresh-baked cookies to the nurses at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital and began delivering turkey dinners to the YWCA to feed more than 170 people each Friday from July 31 to Sept. 25. 22

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Columbus Foundation With a new Emergency Response Fund freshly established in March, the Columbus Foundation has clearly been hard at work. In just a few short months, it has been able to award more than $5.6 million to more than 150 nonprofit organizations. The fund was able to immediately provide support to organizations that were suddenly facing decreased revenue, weren’t able to provide PPE for their staff or needed to quickly provide technological services such as telehealth to their clients. “The mission of the Columbus Foundation hinges on the desire to strengthen and improve the community for all our residents,” says Dan Sharpe, VP for community research and grants management. “I know we’re built for times like these, and I know we’re built for uncertain times yet to come.” This year’s Big Give in June set a new record in raising funds for Columbus nonprofits, with a whopping $32.5 million raised in just 32 hours. More than 1,000 nonprofits benefited. Now, community members can get involved by donating directly to the Gifts of Kindness fund, which directly supports individuals in the community experienc-

ing unforeseen setbacks when the usual assistance programs have begun to run thin on resources at the end of the year. Visit www.columbusfoundation.org for more information. Columbus Zoo and Aquarium The zoo’s mission is to connect people with wildlife and raise money to support animal and wildlife conservation around the globe. As the pandemic caused the world to grind to a screeching halt, the zoo pushed on and quickly adapted its programming to make sure big fundraising events could be safely executed. Comedy for Conservation is back on with monthly comedy performances after hours with new social distancing guidelines in place. This November, the zoo is also kicking off Wildlights with its annual Stuff the Truck food drive on Nov. 20, asking each visitor to bring five non-perishable food items as their entry ticket. All items will be distributed by the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. COSI COSI has been hard at work with the COSI on Wheels: Curbside program, bringing free STEM activities to students and families in the community. Each COSI Connect truck is equipped to be a Wi-Fi hotspot, so even those without Internet access can hop online to engage with the programming. “Bridging the digital divide and delivering opportunities for science education is critical now more than ever as students head back to school through online portals or blended programs of digital and on-site experiences during this pandemic,” said Dr. Frederic Bertley, president and CEO. “This is just the beginning as we work together with Ohio communities to help deliver free and fun educational resources to those who need it most.” COSI has also kicked off two new partnerships with the Columbus Metropolitan Library and Ohio First Lady Fran DeWine alongside the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library. COSI hosted virtual story times throughout September


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and October and is now launching the Learning Lunchbox program. Learning Lunchboxes are STEM kits delivered to under-served youths in Ohio. With each Lunchbox comes a form to sign the child up to receive a free book each month through the Ohio Governor’s Imagina-

tion Library. For more information, visit www.cosi.org/connects. Donatos Donatos has stepped up its game to deliver free pizzas to front-line health care workers all over Columbus and throughout Ohio, including Mount Carmel Health System and OhioHealth hospitals as well as Knox Community Hospital. Members of the Donatos executive team hand-delivered some of the pizzas themselves. “During these challenging times, it is important to find ways to help each other,” says Tom Krouse, president and CEO. “We want to live out the meaning of our name – to give a good thing – whenever possible. Our communities have supported us for 57 years and we believe in supporting them back.” Donatos teamed up with Velvet Ice Cream to deliver pizza and ice cream to the Ohio Department of Health to feed the ODH lab workers testing coronavirus samples. The Columbus-based pizza company has also been feeding volunteers at several local food banks around Columbus to help them out as food banks have faced increased demand. Greater Columbus Arts Council GCAC staff put their heads together to create a comprehensive guide to COVID-19 resources for artists and arts organizations, available within the first week of shut-downs in March. This list includes links to national grants and webinars that walk artists through navigating the pandemic world. In those early days, GCAC also began immediately raising funds for the Emergency Artist Relief fund to support artists

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in Franklin County. Despite the grant resources being impacted significantly, it was able to provide grants to 438 artists. On June 1, GCAC began its #ArtUnites Cbus campaign: a Black Lives Matter public art initiative. With a generous grant from AEP Ohio, GCAC was able to fund a Black film and photographer award and also create a larger public and community art-based project called Deliver Black Dreams. GCAC has also been rolling out its three-phase 2020 Operating Support plan. The first phase awarded $1,498,772 in grants to local arts organizations, and in September, the second phase awarded another near $1.5 million in grants to CAPA, Shadowbox Live, the Columbus Museum of Art and more. The third phase will take place in early 2021. Visit www.columbusmakesart.com to find ways to help support the arts such as streaming virtual events or donating online, or, if you feel safe, pay a visit to one of the arts organizations. “Arts organizations are doing a really good job enforcing social distancing, and cleanliness and hygiene and masks. I would say a visit to a museum is safer than a restaurant,” says Jami Goldstein, VP of marketing and communications. “Supporting the nonprofit arts sector in Columbus is ingrained in every action we take at the arts council. We know that the arts are vital to education, to our economy and to our quality of life in Columbus.” Wendy’s Wendy’s continued its philanthropic efforts and cheerful spirit throughout the pandemic by celebrating employees who were graduating seniors in Columbus with a Wendy’s graduation ceremony in May. The company crew headquartered in Dublin delivered breakfast sandwiches to local grocery stores, as well as free meals to construction workers, led by General Manager Stacey Rayburn. Furthermore, the annual Frosty 5K Run for Adoption, which is historically hosted in Columbus, went virtual in October to raise money for the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and its signature program Wendy’s Wonderful Kids. But wait, there’s more! There are so many fantastic philanthropic efforts from central Ohio organizations including Abercrombie & Fitch, White Castle and Express. Check out www.cityscenecolumbus.com for a longer list of organizations that show Columbus cares. CS Sarah Robinson is a contributing editor. Feedback welcome at feedback@cityscenemediagroup.com.


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Safe and Stoic Adjusting to pandemic safety precautions By Brandon Klein

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iven the heightened risks COVID-19 poses for their demographic, the living and health care situation of many older adults has fluctuated throughout the year, but many seniors are taking the changes in stride. “It’s been quite different this year with the pandemic and all,” says Glenda Johnson, who’s been a Parkside Village Senior Living resident since April 2019. “I miss getting out, going shopping, going to restaurants, but I’ve adjusted. It is what it is. We have to do what we have to do.” Like its counterparts, Parkside Village, a Danbury Senior Living community in Westerville with 140 residents, shut down the community in the spring as the pandemic took hold. Temperature checks were conducted, masks were required, the dining facility closed and residents stayed in their apartments, among other changes implemented. With 500 residents living on the 25acre campus, plus 300 employees, Friendship Village of Dublin also shut down the community in March and April. “It was doom and gloom (at the beginning),” says Rita Doherty, executive director of the Dublin retirement community. “COVID is really impacting every operational decision we make.” The situation has, however, improved over the months, Doherty says. The retirement community helped seniors adjust to

virtual town halls, allowed outdoor dining in the new courtyard and slowly reopened certain common areas as permitted by state officials. “Friendship Village staff has been diligent in developing a long list of programs and services that relieve residents from the impact of social distancing and feelings of isolation,” says resident Charles Stearns. Doherty says residents have been understanding about the circumstances, and respectful of each other including residents who may have underlying health conditions that make them more at risk for COVID-19. “It has been most difficult for families who are divided between independent living and health care settings due to restricted visitations,” says Jean Forbes, a resident at Friendship Village of Dublin. Over the past few months, senior communities have closely monitored Gov. Mike DeWine’s restrictions on older adult

Glenda Johnson

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communities, easing restrictions as allowed, including allowing outdoor visits and reopening some communal areas with social distancing guidelines in place. “We’re always waiting to hear from the Governor of what we’re allowed to do,” says Ana Vickroy, director of resident experience at Ashford on Broad Senior Living. In addition, communities for older adults have become more creative to keep their residents engaged as the pandemic continues. For example, Parkside Village initiated homebound activities for its residents, while continuing the usual delivery of treats, such as ice cream, to their apartments. During the early months of the pandemic, Ashford on Broad assisted its 100 resi-

dents to stay in touch with their relatives. Some of them did so using telephones, while a staff member visited rooms with an iPad to use the FaceTime application for video conferencing. Additionally, Ashford organized a car parade for residents’ families to visit while staying in their vehicles with signs and balloons. “We’ve been trying to think of outside of the box ideas,” Vickroy says. As the holidays approach, communities continue to develop plans for the season, typically a time with big events that bring residents and their families together. While new holiday plans are being developed, it’s clear that some

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activities and events won’t be returning in 2020. Parkside, for instance, generally hosts big events such as Breakfast with Santa and an annual charity auction that they’ve been doing since 2012, but this year they’re off the table, says Kristel Smith, the community’s director of admissions and marketing. “Holidays are going to look different,” she adds. “We’re going to continue on our end to make it special for them.” Ashford on Broad typically does a holiday open house, featuring live harp and piano music and ample amounts of food for guests. “That’s probably not going to be possible this year,” Vickroy says. “We’re just keeping it one day at a time.” Aside from the retirement community lifestyle, COVID-19 has also affected older adults living and receiving assistance in their own homes. “We’ve taken seriously caring for the most vulnerable population in the country,” says Lori Wengerd, owner of Home Care Assistance of Columbus. Home Care Assistance provides one-on-one care for older adults wherever they decide to live. For older adults who live in their own home, Wengerd says, their families have been advised to wash hands, wear masks, maintain physical distancing and take other precautions because of the virus. Visits have been curtailed in number, but haven’t stopped, she adds, and some families have relocated their loved ones from older adult living facilities during the pandemic. While Wengerd’s caregivers have helped older adults with technology, not all of them have smartphones or Internet access, so virtual conferencing is not always feasible. Wengerd says gatherings of 20 or more at the grandparents’ house won’t be ideal and that families will have to get creative. The holidays, however, have been an important time for Home Care Assistance, Wengerd says, because families have longer visits with their older adult relatives and may notice health issues not normally seen throughout the year. That may spark a conversation about getting care assistance or placing them in assisted living. Despite how hard the pandemic has been for older adults, Wengerd says it shows how important family and human contact is to the older adult community. Brandon Klein is an editor. Feedback welcome at feedback@cityscenemediagroup.com.

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uring uncertain times, people in need of health care may prefer to receive it at home. Aside from offering a wide range of benefits, home health care professionals can keep patients in close proximity with their loved ones. Home health care is often the effective, convenient and less expensive choice. And, technology advancements are making it easier for people to consider home health care as a suitable alternative. For example, active home telemonitoring devices can capture blood pressure, weight and other vitals on a daily basis. They can also generate alerts and reminders that aid

with the location of lost objects or dispense medications. Passive telemonitoring technologies include bed sensors that capture restlessness, sleep interruptions, or pulse and respiration during sleep. These features operate in the background to detect trigger warnings, alerts and other crucial reminders. Alarm systems can detect fires or floods, while passive systems can use motion and heat sensors, distinguishing between heat that occurs during meal preparation and heat that builds up when a person forgets to turn off the stove. These systems allow the remote monitoring of residential spac-

es and visitors while also capturing the level of activity and detecting unusual patterns of activity. This is especially useful for older adults, to help them retain independence while maintaining their current level of health. Personal care and support at home can help older adults age in place – as almost all prefer, surveys repeatedly show – and prevent or delay institutionalization, according to an article in The New York Times. In a 2016 study, The Future of Home Health Care, Dartmouth Atlas research-

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easonal affective disorder (SAD) can affect anyone. But, what exactly is it? Your brain produces serotonin, the “happy chemical.” Serotonin levels can be affected by something as simple as the amount of sunshine you receive in a day. As the seasons change, the amount of sunlight available decreases as sunrise gets later and sunset gets earlier. As such, serotonin levels may decrease as daylight hours grow shorter.

This year, older adults are even more prone to SAD as they stay inside to keep warm and protect themselves against contracting COVID-19. Here are a few ways to battle the winter blues when you’re cooped up indoors this winter: Exercise! Find a virtual fitness class to follow along to or build your own workout at home. Moving your body regularly releases endorphins and can also increase serotonin levels. Meditate. Take a break with some peaceful relaxation methods to ground yourself. Breathe deeply and search for your inner peace. Studies show serotonin levels are increased with regular meditation. Connect. Pick up the phone and dial up your best friend, your kids or the favorite grandchild. Spending time with loved ones, even digitally, is a surefire way to increase serotonin levels and bring some joy into your life. Soak up the sun. There are now new technologies available that have let companies like HappyLight create lamps based on LED lights that mimic the sun’s rays. Plug in one of the tabletshaped devices and choose from four different light settings. Feel the warmth of the sun wash over your skin without fear of harmful UV rays. Just like real sunshine, the light and warmth from HappyLight LED lights can increase serotonin levels and have you feeling better than ever. Find what lights up your life and fend off the frosty bite of SAD. A combination of all three steps can alleviate symptoms and increase serotonin levels. To find the right HappyLight therapy lamp for you, visit www.verilux.com. Sarah Robinson is a contributing editor. Feedback welcome at feedback@cityscenemediagroup.com.

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55+ Living Choices There are a variety of living opportunities ranging from luxury apartments to independent living to all ranges of assisted options throughout central Ohio. Here are a few favorites:

North Burr Oak Commons 100 Burr Oak Dr. Delaware (740) 370-0802 www.trepluscommunities.com Luxury Apartment Homes, Garages, Services First & Main of Lewis Center 8875 Green Meadows Dr. N. Lewis Center (740) 513-2270 www.firstandmainlewiscenter.com Assisted Living and Memory Care Powell Assisted Living & Memory Care 3872 Attucks Dr. Powell (614) 588-0213 www.spectrumretirement.com Assisted Living, Memory Care Powell Senior Living 10351 Sawmill Pkwy. Powell (614) 689-3831 www.spectrumretirement.com Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Danbury Senior Living at Parkside Village 730 N. Spring Rd. Westerville (614) 794-9300 www.danburyseniorliving.com Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care Paramount Senior Living at Polaris 702 Polaris Parkway Westerville (614) 392-2079 www.paramountseniorliving.com Assisted Living, Memory Care, Advanced Care Assisted Living Westerville Senior Living 363 Braun Pl. Westerville (614) 826-7987 www.spectrumretirement.com Independent Living, Assisted Living, Transitional and Memory Care Smith’s Mill Health Campus 7320 Smith’s Mill Rd. New Albany (614) 245-1060 www.trilogyhs.com Assisted Living, Memory Care, Post- Acute Healthcare Services, Independent Living Apartments Wesley Woods at New Albany 4588 Wesley Woods Blvd. New Albany (614) 656-4100 www.wesleyatnewalbany.com Independent Living, Rehabilitation Services, Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Adult Day Care First & Main of New Albany 245 E. Main St. New Albany (740) 513-4010 www.firstandmainnewalbany.com Assisted Living and Memory Care Otterbein Senior Life 6690 Liberation Way New Albany (614) 981-6854 www.otterbein.org/neighborhoods

Northwest Sanctuary at Tuttle Crossing 4880 Tuttle Rd. Dublin (614) 760-8870 www.ahfohio.com Assisted Living, Short-Term Rehabilitation, Long-Term Care Hawthorne Commons 4050 Hawthorne Ln. Dublin (614) 335-2013 www.hawthornecommons55plus.com Luxury Apartment Homes, Garages, Services National Church Residences Avondale 5215 Avery Rd. Dublin (614) 319-3353 www.nationalchurchresidences.org Senior Living Communities, Home Health Care, Hospice, Senior Housing Friendship Village of Dublin 6000 Riverside Dr. Dublin (614) 764-1600 www.fvdublin.org Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Long-term Care, Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitative Care

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Finding New Purpose Finding inspiration in vintage and secondhand garments By Rocco Falleti

THIS GRADUATE OF The Ohio State University and local artist has worked as a reporter, a newspaper editor, a bartender, an employee of OSU and a skydiving instructor. She even lived on a tour bus for the better part of a year. However, when it came to art, Elise had only taken a few classes in high school and college. Then, while teaching skydiving in Dallas, she had an idea to paint her shoes to see what they looked like on camera during a dive. “One of the things that is cool when you’re jumping with a camera on your head and you look down, you can see your shoes and you look like a giant walking on the ground,” Elise says. “I decided to paint galaxies on my own shoes because I thought it would be a cool photo.” People would notice Elise’s shoes and ask her to do similar designs, but it wasn’t until a trip to a thrift store that things started to click.  “I am a bit of a hippie myself,” Elise laughs. “On one of my thrifting trips, I came across some denim jackets and thought, I could paint these. And it all just started from there.”  Elise’s work reflects her political beliefs, passion for fighting climate change and appreciation of pop culture. At times, her work has a deeper meaning and can be a little dark, but the artist tells those stories with an abundance of color.  “I try and make things so colorful that it draws people in, and once you’re like, ‘Oh, the pretty colors … the flowers,’ you’ll look into it and it tends to have some sort of environmental message or something dark,” Elise says. “I want to take things that are dark or scary and make them into things that people want to look at.”  Take, for example, an old wedding gown that Elise turned into an ode to the ocean. The dress featured greenery in the front and displayed animals that are often overlooked, such as the goblin shark and vampire squid.  The train of the dress depicted the bleached coral reef and animals that are extinct or endangered due to human interaction. 

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Clothing is a moving canvas for Elise and the way she communicates her feelings and emotions in a way that makes sense to her. “I like the challenge of painting on clothing; it’s always a different surface or texture … and there’s a huge difference between painting on satin, denim or leather,” Elise says. “But what also comes with painting clothes is that I am painting on items that people have either donated or were going to throw out. … You are making things new again and turning it into art.” 

Art Activism

As protests broke out across the city this summer, Elise was looking for a way to amplify her voice and provide support in the ongoing fight. Her brother-in-law, a freelance photojournalist, captured a photo of a black man with his fist in the air and people in the background. Elise was instantly inspired.  Elise painted the photo on the back of a jean jacket, included as many names as she could find of Black and indigenous people of color who were killed by police. On the inside, the words “I can’t breathe” are surrounded by the names of those whose last words were echoed. She also includes Elijah McClain’s last words. 

“Art activism is the only way other than donating money that I know how to have a voice in this,” Elise says. “As a white woman, I want to amplify the voice of others, and I painted the jacket in the hopes of not having any profits for myself, but to raise money to support the cause.”

Giving New Life

When Elise is painting, she rarely paints on a flat surface. For her, it makes more sense to use hoop skirts and mannequins and paint the way the piece will be worn. She likens her process to the way a tattoo artist tries to get their work to flow with the body and wrap well. Most of her work is larger pieces derived from her inventory and findings, but she does complete some custom denim pieces for those interested. When the pandemic first began, she also painted more than 100 face masks.  Elise’s work captures her infectious personality and undeniable curiosity and pas-

sion for her interactions with the world. She finds beauty in things that most view as no longer usable. “A lot of the things we throw away or discard, whether it’s a jacket with a hole in it … or a wedding dress that a woman has had boxed up for years, can still be beautiful and you can do something else with,” Elise says. “I hope that we can turn these things into art … and sometimes wear them!” CS Rocco Falleti is an editor. Feedback welcome at rfalleti@cityscenecolumbus.com. 

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Art Access Gallery: Landscapes by Joe Lombardo. Oil paintings, mostly landscapes, city and country. Artist reception Nov. 13. On view Nov. 1-Dec. 31. www. artaccessgallery.com The Arts Castle Gallery 22: Downtown: Re-imagined Brick by Brick. Featuring Lego art by Ike Greenwood and students at the Arts Castle. Nov. 6-Dec. 19. www.arts castle.org

Blockfort: Flickering at the Edge of Anthropocene. The show features three photographers whose work deals with global climate change in some manner. Curated by Darren Lee Miller. Through Nov. 21. www.blockfortcolumbus.com Brandt-Roberts Galleries: Suggestion, That is the Dream. Featuring works that utilize symbolism by artists Jason Morgan, Bernard Palchick and Talle Bamazi. Nov.


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Columbus Museum of Art: Raggin’ On: The Art of Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson’s House and Journals. This is the first major exhibition of the artist’s work since her death and a celebration of Robinson’s work, vision and the home and neighborhood she cherished. Nov. 19- October 2021. www.columbusmuseum.org Cultural Arts Center: The Essence of Character. Three artists fill the Main Gallery with vibrantly colored, thoughtprovoking, humorous and, sometimes, disturbing artworks in clay, watercolor, pen/pencil and mixed media. Through Nov. 28. And The Collectors. Friends of the Cultural Arts Center and noted collectors Ric Castorano and Doug Howard share some of their favorite pieces by local artists. Dec. 4-Jan. 2. www.cultural artscenteronline.org

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Decorative Arts Center of Ohio: Russian Decorative Arts from the CZARS to the USSR. The exhibition paints a clear decorative picture of what it was like to live in Russia during those tumultuous times. Featured objects tell stories of wealth and poverty, political struggle, fashion and religion. Nov. 2-Feb. 28. www.decartsohio.org Dublin Arts Council: Don Staufenberg: Ceramic Infusion. This solo exhibition melds experiences and influences to produce an integration of wood, metal, fiber and polymer with ceramics to create a unique tactile visual. Nov. 10-Dec. 16. www.dublinarts.org Hammond Harkins Galleries: Small and Wonderful. The annual holiday exhibit with works by gallery artists. Nov. 20-Jan. 31. www.hammondharkins.com

Chalk art by Cecilia Martyna, Avery Park, Dublin, Ohio April 2020; @ccthesketchyartist

David Myers Art Studio & Gallery: Paintings on the Porch. Original paintings by studio artists. Through Nov. 28. And Studio Artists Holiday Exhibit and Sale. Original art and prints by the studio artists. Nov. 5-Dec. 24. www.davidmyersart.com

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Hayley Gallery: Listen to Nature. Features artist Trish Weeks’ oil and encaustic works. Opening reception Nov. 14. Through Dec. 8. And While Away. Featuring mixed-media artist Marti Higgins. Opening reception Dec. 12. Through Jan. 19. www.localohioart.com

(Not)Sheep Gallery: Voter Profile. Featuring artist Paul Richmond, the work focuses on immigrants who take pride in their ability to vote. Nov. 4-Dec. 23. And Sheep/Not Sheep. Featuring gallery artists. Dec. 3-27. www.notsheepgallery.com

Ohio Arts Council Riffe Gallery: Expanded Dimensions: Quilt & Surface Keny Galleries: Art & Spirit: A MultiDesign Symposium. Curated by Tracy Cultural Selection. This show includes Rieger as a celebration of fiber art that works by artists from the 1820s pushes the boundaries of two-dimenthrough 1992, chosen from diverse sional art. As a symcultures, including posium, the QSDS African-Ameralso offers a wide ican, Hispanicvariety of fiber arts American, Native classes and highly American and qualified instructors. Anglo-American artists. Through This exhibition and Nov. 13. www.kesymposium is virtunygalleries.com and al. Nov. 5-Jan. 9. oac. ohio.gov/Riffe-Gallery  www.facebook.com/ Dublin Arts KenyGalleries/ Council Ohio Art League: Fall Juried Marcia Evans Gallery: Kirsten Bowen. An Exhibition. The annual juried exhibitions exhibit of text-based paintings. Nov. 6-30. are the backbone of OAL’s  artistic programming, presented annually since 1910. www.marciaevansgallery.com 42

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This year, OAL presents virtually for the safety of artists and patrons. Opens Nov. 20. And Thumb Box. This exhibition requires artists to create unique, multimedia works with only one criterion: the work cannot exceed 6 inches in any direction. Enjoy delightful, miniature creations by artists from across Ohio. Opens Dec. 5. www.oal.org Open Door Art Studio & Gallery: Cue the Music. Art and music go hand in hand in this exhibition that pairs the visual with the auditory. Open Door artists created art inspired by their favorite songs. QR codes links you to the songs that inspired each piece, so be sure to have your headphones handy for this virtual exhibition. Nov. 14-Dec. 6. www.cchsohio.org/ opendoorartstudio/ Otterbein Miller Gallery: Magda Parasidis: Ghosts in Sunlight. With original multimedia video performance by DJ Krate Digga, Parasidis reimagines the urban ghetto she has known as home as a space of poetic revelation. The text-based images create a


meditative and dreamlike visual space exploring urban poverty and the mechanisms of marginalization. Through Dec. 4. www. otterbein.edu/art/miller-fisher-galleries ROY G BIV Gallery: Justin Hodges / Tess Elliot. Nov. 13-Dec. 5. And Smallworks. The annual ROY G BIV members’ show. Dec. 11-Jan. 2. www.roygbiv gallery.com/exhibitions Sarah Gormley Gallery: Craig Carlisle. Nov. 5-28. And Jim Zivic. Dec. 3-31. www. sarahgormleygallery.com Sharon Weiss Gallery: Dave Terry. Allnew, original oil and plein air paintings. Nov. 5-29. And salon show of exhibiting artists. New paintings. Dec. 1-31. www.sharon weissgallery.com Sherrie Gallerie: Marc Petrovic and Kari Russell Pool. Petrovic shows mixed media wall pieces and Pool exhibits objects created by manipulating glass over a torch. Nov. 1-30. And Big Art Show. The gallery is curated to exhibit groupings of works created from March through November by all the Sherrie Gallerie Family of Artists. Dec. 1-24. www.sherriegallerie.com

Wexner Center for the Arts: The Wex presents five featured artist shows by six artists: Gretchen Bender, Tomashi Jackson,  Steve McQueen, Taryn Simon, Antoni Muntadas and Marshall Reese. Through Dec. 27. www. Wexarts.org The Works: No Mere ButtonPressers: Clarence H. White, Ema Spencer and the Newark Camera Club. The Newark Camera Club was a group of local photographers working with Clarence H. White, whose promotion of Pictorialism and involvement with the Photo-Secession helped lead to a revolutionary acceptance of photography as an expression of art. Through Dec. 28. www.attheworks.org

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Picks&Previews

What to watch, what to watch for and what not to miss!

Sydney McSweeney Nov. 12, 7 p.m. Lincoln Theatre Jazz vocalist Sydney McSweeney from Columbus is influenced by Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Nancy Wilson, Cécile McLorin Salvant, and many more. Both in-person and virtual stream tickets available. www.lincolntheatrecolumbus.com Lincoln Theatre

Ohio Made Holiday Market CANCELED Hollywood Casino Columbus, 200 Georgesville Rd. Features a showcase of more than 80 boutiques, specialty small businesses, and handmade vendors from right here in Ohio. Event is 21 or older. www.weare ohiomade.com

Conservatory Aglow Nov. 14-Jan. 10 Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 1777 E. Broad St. Poinsettias, gingerbread competitions, holiday lights and an elegant organization of plants, flowers and more. www. fpconservatory.org Champion City Holiday Market Nov 21, 9 a.m. Knights of Columbus 624, 2055 S. Bird Rd., Springfield Shop small and meet your favorite small and handmade business owners at this holiday market hosted by Katy Ryan Designs. www.eventbrite.com/e/champion-cityholiday-market-2020-tickets Locked up in Ohio POSTPONED to Nov. 2021 Ohio State Reformatory, 100 Reformatory Rd., Mansfield An author signing event, hosted by Eden Rose and Virginia Johnson, with more than eighty writers “locked in” at the Mansfield Reformatory. https://www. facebook.com/LockedupinOhio/ Wish You Were Here: Tribute to Pink Floyd POSTPONED to May 2021 Newport Music Hall One of America’s most popular Pink Floyd tribute acts, celebrates the 25th anni-

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versary of Wish You Were Here. The 10-piece band recreates classic favorites from Dark Side Of The Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals and The Wall, along with a spectacular multimedia stage production with moving lights and lasers, vintage videos, flying inflatables, sound effects, Wall bricks and more. www.promowestlive.com Nikki Glaser: Bang It Out POSTPONED to Nov. 2021 Southern Theatre, 21 E. Main St. Stand-up comedian, TV show star, and hit podcast host Nikki Glaser takes to the stage to perform her shockingly honest, no-holds-barred style of comedy. Tickets already purchased for the previous date will also be honored. www.capa.com

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Artist Production Development Workshop Dec. 5, 8 a.m. Lincoln Theatre, 769 E. Long St. Free, one-day informational workshop for local artists, arts organizations and individuals. www.lincolntheatrecolumbus.com Short North Holiday Hop Dec. 5, 4-10 p.m. Short North Arts District, Nationwide Blvd. to 7th Ave. Short North galleries are making sure their loyal art-connoisseurs are kept safe and healthy by offering virtual exhibition and in-person, scheduled showings. www. shortnorth.org/artbyappointment Santa & the Symphony Sensory Friendly Dec. 19, 11:30 a.m. Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts, 100 E. Dublin Granville Rd. Presented by the New Albany Symphony, this sensory friendly performance serves as a great introduction to the orchestra in a relaxed environment. Anyone is welcome, but these concerts are designed specifically for those on the autism spectrum, young children and those in the dementia/Alzheimer’s communities. www. capa.com Holiday Spectacular Dec. 20, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts, 100 E. Dublin Granville Rd. The New Albany Symphony Chorus presents a concert featuring holiday favorites from around the globe. Arrive early for

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Jim Brickman: Comfort & Joy at Home Dec. 23, 7 p.m. Virtual event Grammy Nominated Songwriter and piano sensation Jim Brickman will take the nation by storm this holiday season with the “Comfort & Joy at Home 2020” Virtual Tour. A portion of each ticket purchased to this live event will be benefit the Southern Theatre. www.capa.com/events/detail/jimbrickman-comfort-joy-at-home-live WWE: Raw Dec. 28, 7:30 p.m. Schottenstein Center, 555 Borror Dr. The biggest WWE Superstars and Divas put on an epic show for the live crowd. Tickets sold for both the April and June Smackdown events will be honored at this event. Section and seat location assignments will remain the same. www. schottensteincenter.com You’re Not Alone Social Distancing Race Through Dec. 31 Virtual event Free virtual run/walk open to all ages. Celebrate the end of the holidays and ring in your New Year’s resolutions while participating in a socially distanced race. www.race roster.com/events/2020/30899/youre-notalone-the-social-distancing-virtual-race

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