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Tuesday, Oclober 8, 1991 THE C1NC1NNA 1 1 ENQUIRER EXTRACentral 9. SENIORS Restaurant gets permit Norwood officials drop liquor-sales objections 'Mythmaker' key speaker during workshop on aging BY ALICE HORNBAKER The Cincinnati Enquirer Eugene C. Bianchi of Emory University considers himseif a maker of positive "myths" about aging. The country is in dire need of such myths, said the keynote At a glance WHAT: 7th Annual Aging Institute. WHERE: College of Mount St. Joseph, Delhi and Neeb roads, Delhi Township. REGISTRATION: Contact Sister Jeanette Jabout at Catholic Social Service, 241-7745. Walk-in registrations also will be accepted. COST: $35, which includes light breakfast and lunch. speaker for the Senior notes BEECHWOOD 330 Forest Ave. Information: 281-2346. BUTTERFIELD 22 Garfield Place. Information: 421-2804. CAMP WASHINGTON Information: 681-6952 or 681-6046. CARTHAGE i 7017 Vine St. Information: 821-2954. CENTER HILL ADULT DAY CARE 6381 Center Hill Ave. Information: 242-9107. CLIFTON 900 Rue de la Paix. Information: 861-6934. EVANSTON 3573 Montgomery Road. Arts and Humanities Resource Center activities. Information: 731-8197. LINCOLN HEIGHTS 1102ByrdSt. Information: 563-7115. GATEWAY 717 Ezzard Charles Drive. . Information: 632-7118. HILLRISE 1500 Groesbeck Road. Information: 542-9344. JEWISH COMMUNITY vested their life savings in the restaurant, and feared it would not survive without the permit. The Ohio Department of Liquor Control approved the liquor permit for the restaurant last year. But in November, Norwood council voted unanimously to object to the permit, saying the city already had too many liquor permits. ' City officials stressed that they had no objection to the restaurant, and said the owners were "fine, respectable people." Officials feared that if the restaurant closed, the liquor permit could end up in the hands of a less desirable businessperson, or be used in a neighborhood bar. ! The liquor department overruled the city's objection on Dragon Le's permit, and the city ap1-pealed to the Ohio Liquor Control Commission a higher authority. When the commission ruled in favor of Dragon Le in late August; Kelly said he would appeal to Ham ilton County Common Pleas Court. After some discussion on the agreement, Kelly let the Sept. 6 appeal deadline pass. Final details of the agreement were worked out in recent days, Wiethe said. "We've just been trying to avoid another Mergy's situation, or any situation that would impact any local neighborhood," Kelly said. "At the same time, we want to try to accommodate these people, who are establishing a family-type restaurant that will serve the needs of Central Parke businesses. We think this agreement will do that." seventh Aging Institute on Friday at the College of Mount St. Joseph. In his 9 a.m. talk, Bianchi will share stories that reinforce the idea BY JANET C. WETZEL The Cincinnati Enquirer There apparently were no losers in the yearlong battle involving a liquor permit for the Dragon Le restaurant in Norwood. The restaurant has its permit and can sell liquor, and city officials are satisfied with the outcome of the case, said Robert Kelly, Norwood law director. In a pact recently worked out, the city agreed to drop objections to Dragon Le's obtaining a liquor permit. In return, the owners, Hui Van Bui and his wife, Le Ha, agreed to notify the city if they were giving up the permit, and not to sell it for use in a neighborhood bar, Kelly said. "It's a win-win situation for everybody," Kelly said. "I'm really pleased with the way this has worked out," said Barbara Wiethe, attorney for Bui and Ha. "We agreed to work out an arrangement to stop another appeal." Bui said the agreement is fair. "I'm just so happy. So happy," Bui said. "It's been so frustrating and so expensive. But now it's over." Bui said when the letter arrived from the state liquor board Sept. 30, "I was afraid to look at it." But his fears turned to joy when he realized the long-awaited permit was his. Bui and Ha, Vietnamese refugees, said they have lost business because they could not serve patrons dinner drinks. They've in own life experience. We also need to negotiate our way through all those difficulties life may bring us." Bianchi said too many people have bought into the "mindless concept of aging" by perpetuating negative aging myths. "The concept that anyone past age 60 is fragile and in poor health is nonsense," he said. "We need new, realistic role models to show aging's positive side." The institute includes a series of workshops in the field of aging for both professionals and non-professionals. The college will offer continuing education and academic credits for the workshops. Topics include: "Person-to-Per-son Reaching Out in Your Congregation," "Confronting Your Own Aging," "Communicating with the Confused Elderly" and "Creative Solitude." The Aging Institute is sponsored by the College of Mount St. Joseph and Catholic Social Services of Southwest Ohio. It is co-sponsored by agencies representing Baptist, Methodist, Episcopal, Jewish, Lutheran, Presbyterian and United Church of Christ churches and local synagogues. ney and On Growing Older. Other professionals who work in the field of gerontology and spirituality will lead workshops throughout the day. The journey from youth to old age is now fraught with misconceptions and negative images, Bianchi said. "That is because we still think we live in a youth-oriented society, one that feels it will never die. What we need to do as we grow older is to grow in wisdom as well. We need to find more ways for our elders to contribute to life in our communities, and to enhance their Eugene Bianchi that growing older can be a positive, rewarding experience. "I am a mythmaker in the positive sense. We need to reassess the whole process of aging to develop new stories about courage, compassion and creativity in later life," Bianchi said. The institute opens with Bian-chi's speech, "A Spirituality for Holistic Aging." Bianchi, a professor of religion at Emory, is the author of Aging as a Spiritual Jour- 1580 Summit Road. Retired business and professional association meeting: 1:15 p.m. Friday; Arthur M. Kumath will speak on arthritis. Arts and Humanities Resource Center activities. Information: 761-7500. LLANFAIR 1701 Llanfair Ave. Information: 681-4230. LINCOLN HEIGHTS Your Everyday Resource Hartwell retirees operate gift shop THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER Members of Kindervelt Chapter at Evergreen retirement community in Hart-well are enjoying new careers as sales clerks at the just-opened gift shop on the grounds. Kindervelt at Evergreen is the only chapter of the organization that is in a retirement home. Kindervelt chapters throughout the city raise money for Children's Hospital Medical Center. "Our resident clerks will sell items contributed by 70 Kindervelt chapters throughout Greater Cincinnati," said Susan Alexander, activities director at the home. "One of our unique items is a handcrafted bird house," said Jenny Myers, recreation specialist at Evergreen who will supervise the shop. "We also have recycled gift cards that residents have made." The shop also carries helium balloons and toys. The Evergreen Kindervelt gift shop operates independently from the Evergreen retirement home, Myers said. Fairfield senior citizens, students mingle at lunch THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER The sixth annual Senior Citizen Luncheon Series begins this month in the Fairfield City School District. District senior citizens are invited to lunch at noon once a month in a different school building. Besides lunch, which costs $3, seniors are treated to student entertainment, decorations made by the children and door prizes. The program is sponsored by the district and Woodridge Retirement Center through the Partners in Excellence Program. "This series of seven luncheons ... is designed to honor the senior citizens of our district," said Superintendent Larry Rodenberger. The schedule of school luncheons: Oct. 18, Fairfield Freshman, 5050 Dixie Highway. Nov. 1, Fairfield North Elementary, 6116 Morris Road. Dec. 6, Fairfield South Elementary, 5460 Bibury Road. Jan. 10, Fairfield West Elementary, 4700 East River Road. Feb. 7, Fairfield Central Elementary, 5058 Dixie Highway. March 6, Fairfield High School, 1111 Nilles Road. May 8, Fairfield Middle School, 255 Donald Drive. Cincinnati Classified. The only local resource that is updated daily. Whether you need to sell a Sentra or buy a BMW, Classified has what you're looking for! Just call 421-6300 Center adds animal lectures Programs on rare fauna popular among seniors groups Church, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Oct. 21, Oct. 23, Oct. 25; Cathryn Hiker, handler of large cats for the zoo, Oct. 28, Oct. 30, Nov. 1. AHRC, a non-profit center in downtown Cincinnati that designs cultural and educational programs for the elderly, also contracts with professional artists and educators to conduct programs in accessible community settings. "We have just received our attendance figures for our humanities programs performed from Oct. 1 of 1990 to Oct. 1 of 1991," Sister Joan said. "We served 10,823 older adults at 73 facilities in that period at such locations as nursing homes, retirement communities, senior centers and adult day-care centers," she said. Your Everyday Resource Artist Charles Harper continues in his third demonstration Friday, snowing the silk screen process at 1:30 p.m. He will speak at the Good Shepherd Church, 8814 E. Kemper Road. AHRC offers its major series in the fall and spring, Sister Joan said, with smaller programs during the winter and summer staged at nursing homes. "We have had wonderful attend-ence at all the presentions this year," said Jim Waddle, AHRC board member. "All our locations are handicap accessible. Any individual wishing to attend, however, should call AHRC first because they need to make a reservation." Other guests who will present fall programs include Thayne May-nard, zoo animals, Oct 14, Oct. 16 and Oct. 18, at the Cincinnati Zoo Education Building; Karen Heyl, stone sculpture, at Good Shepherd BY ALICE HORNBAKER The Cincinnati Enquirer The Arts and Humanities Resource Center will continue its "Nature in Life and Art" programs through Nov. 1 at various locations including the Cincinnati Zoo. "We've had requests from so many seniors this year who wanted to attend our animal lectures that we've had to schedule additional days to accommodate all who wanted to come," said Sister Joan Leonard, Ursuline nun and founder of the Arts and Humanities Resource Center (AHRC). Eighteen "Nature in Life and Art" presentations will focus on rare animals and birds and their reflections in the works of Cincinnati artists. All programs are free to those 60 and older. Many senior centers plan trips to the activities. 1100 Lindy Ave. Information: 554-0904. MAPLE KNOLL 11199 Springfield Pike. Arts and Humanities Resource Center activities. Information: 782-2449. MAPLE TOWER Maple and Knott avenues. Information: 961-6592. McKIE 1655 Chase Ave. Information: 681-6952. MOUNT AUBURN 2148 Auburn Ave. Arts and Humanities Resource Center activities. Information: 621-8733. NORTH COLLEGE HILL 1586 Goodman Ave. Halloween party: 1 1 a.m. Oct. 31. Information: 521-3462. NORWOOD 1810 Courtland Ave. Arts and Humanities Resource Center activities. Blood pressure screening: 10 a.m to noon Wednesday in the senior lounge. Circleville Pumpkin Festival trip: 8 a.m. Oct. 16. Cost: $30. Halloween party with Highland Gems: 1 p.m. Oct. 18. Octoberfest: 6 p.m. Oct. 19; dinner served until 7 p.m. Cost: $10 per person. Brigadoon: 1 p.m. Oct. 25. Breast cancer screening: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 29. Flea market: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 2; proceeds help the center. Vision screening: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 5. No charge. Information: 396-8133. OVER-THE-RHINE 1720 Race St. Arts and Humanities Resource Center activities. Information: 381-3007. PARK EDEN 2610 Park Ave. Information: 861-9434. RIVERVIEW 2538 Hackberry St. Information: 961-6554. SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP 8791 Brent Drive. Arts and Humanities Resource Center activities. Information: 522-1154. STANLEY ROWE 1621 Linn St. .Information: 721-5682. , WEST COLLEGE HILL 2062 W. North Bend Road. 'Information: 542-7379. AHRC is located at 700 Walnut St. in downtown Cincinnati, Room 310, 579-1074. Rectory being made into senior residence "The story had a picture of the Cincinnati Classified. The only local resource that is updated daily. Whether you need a house painter or art instruction, Classified has what you're looking for! Just call 421-6300 rectory, and the article invited interested parties to propose how to use the rectory in a church-orient ed way. I contacted them and after many meetings and negotiations, we decided to make it into a shared home. We have a long-term lease at $1 a year for the facility. Services at the shared home include housecleaning of all common areas, maintenance, yard care and laundry. Residents who want their personal rooms cleaned will Hill, its first shared home. There are four bedrooms on the second floor and one bedroom on the first floor, "for a resident who might not be able to negotiate stairs," Hempel said. "We also have a chair lift, donated to us." Hempel said Rose Hill "provides a wonderful opportunity for us to expand our services to those who wish to remain independent and active, yet avoid the isolation of living alone. We offer meals in the monthly package fee." She said she decided how to plan meals after noticing that her parents ate a light breakfast and lunch and a full dinner. "So our residents will be able to get their own first two meals when and as they wish. Dinner, the main meal, will be prepared for them." Hempel said her group decided to venture into shared living after she read a newspaper article on St. Luke's vacant rectory. BY ALICE HORNBAKER The Cincinnati Enquirer The Episcopal Church jumps into its first venture in housing for older adults when it opens Rose Hill in Sayler Park. It invites the public to an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday. The public can view the $30,000 renovation that converted a rectory of St. Luke Episcopal Church on Fernbank and Kirkwood Lane into Rose Hill, a five-bedroom home for independent living. People 65 and older will live together in a family-like environment with maintenance and meals provided for $650 a month, said Mari Messer, spokeswoman for Episcopal Retirement Homes Inc. Geri Hempel of Sharonville, executive director of Enriched Living Home -Care, an outreach organization of the Episcopal Retirement Homes Inc., is the sponsor of Rose be charged a fee. There will be a live-in manager, Hempel said. Messer said the plan was to operate a shared home at the lowest possible cost to residents Donations were received from The Robert H. Realkirt, William H Albers and Deluxe foundations. A matching grant program was initi ated by Seven Hills Savings and Loan for individual gifts.