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February 2013

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Options Cincinnati promotes social, For questions or to RSVP for an event, call Molli: 766-3364 emotional, and physical health to the Cincinnati Book Club FREE community through We will meet on shared meals and Blood Pressure Feb 13th at 1:00 recreation, social work Screenings… Elliot House, apt and case management, Creek: Indian volunteer opportunities, #16 to discuss Clubhouse and health care services; William Tuesday, Feb. 5 and helps prevent, Landay’s 10 AM to Noon delay, or avoid the Defending move to a residential Amberley House: Jacob. care facility. Rather than Party Room duplicating the services of senior centers/clinics, Wednesday, Feb. 6 10 AM to Noon the program relies on CARRY INN DINNER… existing community Provided by February 11 at 5:30 PM services and focuses on Amberley House Party Room meeting unmet needs . $15 Payment and reservations By delivering programs due by Thursday, February 7! to older adults where they live, greater connections are built among neighbors, and between seniors and their service providers.

Shake it with Shani! exercise class First Wednesday of the month

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Dear Residents....2 “Keep Your Brain in Shape” Games .…3

10:3010:30-11:30 AM Amberley House Party Room

Something To Think About……………..4

Snacks Provided after the workout

Game Solutions…5

Sweetheart Menu Red Ravioli with sauce (appetizer) Maple Glaze Salmon Saffron Roasted veggie Couscous Strawberry Trifle Chocolate Cherry Brownie Coffee bar

Office Hours…* with Molli Monk, Monk Options Coordinator, 766-3364 *by appointment only* Available to all residents of Indian Creek or Amberley House




Dear Residents... Dear Residents: I hope everyone had a happy and healthy new year. Did anyone have a new years resolution for 2013? I think mine was to eat healthier but it's already February and I don't think I've been doing a very good job so far. I hope you stayed on track more than I did!! I thought it would be interesting to find out what are peoples top New Years resolutions. I looked on the internet and found the top ten resolutions from 2012. They are: 1) Lose weight, 2) Getting organized, 3) Spend less-save more, 4) Enjoy life to the fullest, 5) Staying fit and healthy, 6) Learn something exciting, 7) Quit smoking, 8) Help others in their dreams, 9) Spend more time with family, and 10) Fall in love. Maybe this can give us some good ideas! For the month of February at Indian Creek, we will be reading the book Defending Jacob by William Landays. The book club is a great way to meet other people and read some great books. Each month we discuss the book we read and then decide what book we will be reading the following month. Let me know if you are interested in joining. We continue to have a great dance class with Shani as the instructor at Amberly House. She is very creative and gets everyone moving. It's the first Wednesday of each month from 10:30-11:30 am. There are healthy snacks available after the class for everyone who participates. The Carry Inn Dinner in February will have a Valentine’s theme. Come in your pink and red shirts and be prepared for a great celebration. Looking forward to seeing you all next month. Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have at 513-766-3364 or JFS main line at 513-4691188. Have a great month.

Molli Monk




Keep Your Brain in Shape... Games, Puzzles, and other fun stuff to keep your brain growing!

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Something to Think About... Valentine’s Day Fun Facts Here are some fun facts about Valentine's Day that are sure to tickle you pink. Trade them with a sweetheart or share them with friends. More than 36 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate are sold for Valentine's Day each year. On average, men shell out $130 each on candy, cards, jewelry, flowers and dates. That’s more than double what women commit to spending. About 8 billion candy hearts will be produced this year; that’s enough candy to stretch from Rome, Italy to Valentine, Arizona 20 times and back again. About 1 billion Valentine's Day cards are exchanged in the U.S. each year. That's the largest seasonal card-sending occasion of the year, next to Christmas. Worldwide, over 50 million roses are given for Valentine's Day each year. Women purchase 85% of all valentines. In order of popularity, Valentine's Day cards are given to teachers, children, mothers, wives, sweethearts and pets. 73% of people who buy flowers for Valentine's Day are men, while only 27 percent are women. Men buy most of the millions of boxes of candy and bouquets of flowers given on Valentine's Day. In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who their valentines would be. They would wear these names on their sleeves for one week. To wear your heart on your sleeve now means that it is easy for other people to know how you are feeling. The Italian city of Verona, where Shakespeare's lovers Romeo and Juliet lived, receives about 1,000 letters addressed to Juliet every Valentine's Day. Richard Cadbury invented the first Valentine’s Day candy box in the late 1800s.




Alexander Graham Bell applied for his patent on the telephone, an "Improvement in Telegraphy", on Valentine's Day, 1876. The oldest surviving love poem to date is written in a clay tablet from the times of the Sumerians around 3500 BC. In Medieval times, girls ate unusual foods on St Valentine's Day to make them dream of their future husband.

February Daily Holidays February 2—Groundhog Day February 3– Superbowl XLVII February 4—Thank a Mailman Day February 7—Send a Card to a Friend Day February 11—Clean out your Computer Day February 12—Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday

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February 17—Random Acts of Kindness Day February 19—National Chocolate Mint Day February 24—National Tortilla Chip Day February 28—Public Sleeping Day

Options Cincinnati Jewish Family Service 8487 Ridge Road Cincinnati OH 45236 Phone: 513-469-1188

Visit us on the web at for information on programs and services Jewish Family Service (JFS) strengthens lives and our community by providing professional social services to individuals and families in times of need. JFS is licensed by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services as a private adoption agency and by the Ohio Department of Mental Health; is a member agency of the Association of Jewish Family and Children’s Agencies, and National Council on Aging, and is a beneficiary agency of Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio, Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, and the United Way of Greater Cincinnati.

Options Cincinnati is a non-denominational program of the Jewish Family Service Aging and Caregiver Services department.

Options Cincinnati is supported by private foundations, government funds, partners, and individual donors.

Ann Sutton Burke, MPA CMC, Director, Aging and Caregiver Services Molli Monk, Care Manager Carrie Krach, Administrative Support Sandee Golden, Food Pantry and Volunteer Programs Manager

Options Cincinnati New logo...New address‌ Same dedication to strengthening lives in times of need...


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