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14 Southeastern Virginia Jewish News October 30, 1998 WellCore Physician enioys working with seniors By Dr. Rosanne Newman Dr. Rosanne Newman much. Still, for me it is the best part, empowering people to take charge of their health. Some- times I feel guilty that my job is actually fun, that I live where I work, that I have a beautiful new office and my staff is so wonder- ful. Since Sentara Senior Well- Care first opened, I have been able to enroll my patients into the JCCT's existing pool classes and now to help get an "ElderFit- ness" program started in con- junction with Old Dominion University. Focusing on staying fit, with exercise and diet, is real- ly possible when you offer the patient not just the idea, but a convenient place and an afford- able program. Now I am looking forward to more healthy pro- grams. When we hire a dietitian I foresee a weight loss program, diabetic teaching, and maybe some healthy cooking classes along the lines of " Let's Go VEGETARIAN!" We hope to see our site grow to include alterna- tives services, like acupuncture and massage, as well as more tra- ditional medicine like podiatry and gastroenterology. Anybody can give good advice, but when you go the extra step, and have it available, well then it may actu- ally be heeded. I am very proud of my per- sonal relationship with the JCCT. I served on the board from 1995 to 1998, and from 1994 to 1996 I co-chaired "A Woman's Wellness of Being," a day dedicated to women and their health. I also co-chaired the year-long celebra- tion of Israel's 50th birthday. Now I'm very active both at the JCCT and with my other "pro- jects" including the American Cancer Society, having served on the board for several years, and the Tidewater Medical Woman's Association. My modus operandi is tO try and get all my projects somehow interconnected, like getting the JCCT to participate in the Relay for Life, the biggest ACS event ever, or getting my physician girlfriends to help out at the JCCT!s Woman's Wellness of Being basically raising funds for everything from every which way. Behind me has been my fami- ly, my one at home and at work. My husband, Francois Holder, an infectious disease specialist, my daughter Simone and son Jordan all support my work both at WellCare and in the community. Of course Sentara supports my efforts with the ACS, JCCT or TMWA because they recognize it all interconnects for the benefit of the patient. The idea of working with seniors at the Jewish Community Center of Tidewater (JCCT) appealed to me from the start. Seniors are my preferred patient population and I have been a pan of the JCCT since first moving to Hampton Roads from New York in 1990. We moved a mile from the JCCT so that our children could attend the SCC. All in all, the prospect of Sentara Senior WellCare seemed too good to be true. In fact it was even better than that. It turns out that Sentara had researched a program that had originated in Baylor, Texas. It was an ambulatory care setting exclusively for those over 65, providing a team approach with lots of "frills.' We replicated the ' model, with a geriatric nurse practitioner, social worker, phar- macist, dietician/health educator and an internist, namely me. In this environment, I am able to spend more time with my patients, allowing me to ask questions, the answers to which tell me not only about their ill- nesses but about their activities and their personal problems. The patients then have ample time to ask me questions. The entire process puts patients at ease, and sometimes we actually talk over a cup of coffee. My style, which is considered typical of my generation of doc- tors, fits this new model. 1 want to tell patients everything about their illness and how to stay healthy. While this works for most people, once in a while I will have a patient tell me he or she doesn't want to know that MAZEL TOV TO ... (Those wishing to submit releases for the Mazel Toy column may send them to Mazel Tov, Southeastern Virginia Jewish News, 5029 Corporate Woods Drive, Suite 225, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462-4376. Please include a telephone number, and type all submis- sions. Our E-mail address is news @ ujft.org) Accomplishments Kathy Harvey for being installed as President of the Inter- national Heating Society. Judy Saperstein for her work with Operation Smile in Venezuela. Awards Andrea Stein on receiving the Youth Leadership Award from the Jewish Federation of Greater Boston, Mass. Andrea is the daughter of Rhonda and Herbert Stein. Bar Mitzvah Zachary Hecht-Leavitt who celebrated his Bar Mitzvah on Saturday morning, Oct. 17 at Congregation Beth El. Zachary is the son of Leslie and Dr. Charles Hecht-Leavitt. Grandparents are Bertha and Robert Hecht and Marian and Sheldon Leavitt. Steven Goldburg who cele- brated his Bar Mitzvah on Satur- day morning, Oct. 24 at Congre- gation Beth El. Steven is the son of Mary and James Goldburg. Grandparents are Allan and Ilene Goldburg and Mary Bilsky and Dave Bilsky (of blessed memo- ry). Todd Harris Aftel and his father Jacob Victor Aftei will celebrate their B'nai Mitzvah.at Havdalah services on Saturday, Nov. 7 at Ohef Shalom Temple. Todd is also the son of Rosa Lee Aftel and the grandson of Betty and Irving Aftel (of blessed mem- ory). Todd is an 8th grader at Kempsville Middle School. Jonathan and Sarah Rose on the birth of a daughter, Emily Made. Grandparents are Richard and HenCe Rose. Jeffrey and Elise Cohen of Silver Spring, MD, on the birth of a son, Yissachar Moshe, on Oct. 1. Grandparents are Aaron and Ruth Cohen of Virginia Beach and Stephen and Linda Kaplan of Chevy Chase, MD. Great-grand- parents are Max and Sarah Japha (both of blessed memory). Promotions Col. Robert H. Reardon Jr. on his move to Fort Eustis Direc- tor of Public Works Co. Reardon, who commanded the Norfolk District since August of 1995, is the husband of Wendy Blassberg Reardon. His two sons are Robert and Stephen. N ! PLEASE JOIN US It's 00eto00pic00s PO In advarm/+15 +m Dellclo= food I cash bar ,Door Wlzes, 50/50 raffle, and great auction Items 7:30-10:30 pan. casino tables open 10:30 p.m. winners announced grU ltllilcll Island Wear Temple Eiannel lb St. i Bal An. Vlrl eeaet Gift: clonations always welcomel Births ?am and Keith Seidman of New York on the birth of a daugh ter, Madeliene Hollis. Sarah Sei- dman is the grandmother. 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