Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Geriatric Care for Mom - May 18th


Location: The Grove Banquet Hall (9158 Winton Road)

Free Seminar!

Register by calling 522-1154, or register online

Presented by Micki Fehring, RN, in partnership with West College Hill, North College Hill and Springfield Township Senior Centers

Caring for a parent comes with many challenges. Juggling between your child’s soccer game and your mother’s doctor’s appointments - managing to balance it all. Whether you are one of the 42 million people currently caring for an older adult or are just approaching the years when its time to take care of mom, this seminar will held guide you through resources you will need to make difficult decisions easier. Join us at Springfield Township’s Grove Banquet Hall to learn more about the vast options of care and tour through resources available to caregivers. Geriatric Care Manager, Micki Fehring, RN, will cover information on:

The stress of multi-generational care

Understanding the choices in care

How to pay for in-home care

Safety and independence

You will leave this series with a better understanding of the different types of care available and will be given a take-home resource guide.There will also be a series of follow-up sessions introduced that will focus more on one specific topic.(Dates for follow-up courses will be provided at the seminar)

About the presenter – Micki Fehring has been a registered nurse for over 15 years and is currently a Geriatric Care Manager for Care Advisers by Black Stone. Her role allows her to asses a patient’s needs, present them with the best choices of care and arrange for the care to begin.

Wednesday, May 18 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. **Light dinner will be provided**

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Private Drive Collapses for Third Time in 15 years!

There is a private drive that has collapsed for the second time.  At least 6 neighbors need access through this road.    Are there any neighbors willing to help out?  The bids coming in are very expensive -- in the thousands -- and we are hoping to get some help from the neighborhood.  If you can help out, please contact viewplacenews@yahoo.com.  Make sure to identify yourself by putting your last name and address in the "subject" box otherwise I cannot open the email.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Thank You, Pinebrook!

A big thank you goes out to the neighbors living on Pinebrook who are at 100% for membership!  I just received from Mrs. Hutchins, a completed directory update form and $50.00 from the following residents:

Sharon and Chris
Robin and Robert
Fran and Chris
Terra and  Kevin

Thank you!

Friday, April 01, 2011

Letter About Meeting with MSD/Health Department

Date: March 31, 2011

To: Mr. Tony Parrott, Director

Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD)

1600 Gest Street

Cincinnati OH 45204

Fr: Joseph Gorman, President

(513) 325-5202 cell; jgorman@fuse.net

Re: March 29, 2011 Meeting on Proposed Sewers in the View Place Neighborhood

I attended the March 29, 2011 Meeting on Proposed Sewers in the View Place Neighborhood as a representative of the Finneytown Civic Association (FCA). The View Place neighborhood is part of Finneytown and the FCA has several members in that area.

The meeting was called to order by Donna Saul, president of the View Place Improvement Association. One-hundred and forty (145) households have been identified as potential problem properties that will apparently have to transition from septic tanks to public sewers. MSD reps Brent Tuley and Bill Wooten, and, Chris Griffin from the Cincinnati Health Department presented information on this transition process, including bringing a petition for these residents to vote on this project. No proposed sewer locations were presented by MSD, and therefore, people voting on the petition were not fully informed as to what they were voting for.

Springfield Township trustees, staff, and the FCA were not invited by MSD or the health department to participate in this meeting. MSD should have done a better job notifying community stakeholders and be a bit more sensitive to the affected households. The idea that a household will be spending at minimum $12,000 for a sewer connection is daunting. Many residents left the meeting confused, angry, uninformed, and, probably not in the mood to participate in communications with MSD.

Please do a better job connecting with the community when homeowners must face expensive and impactful sewer projects. In these tough economic times, with rising sewer costs, many homeowners, who, on the edge of financial despair, may have to decide to either save their homes and install new sewers, or, simply walk away and abandon their house.

The FCA is having a regular meeting, Monday, April 25 at 6700 Winton Road at 7 p.m. We invite MSD to attend this meeting. I am sure many questions involving the sewer project will be forthcoming. The FCA will also help spread the word for future MSD meetings in Finneytown.

Cc: Springfield Township Trustees; View Place Improvement Association