Syntero Clinician to Lead Yoga Sessions at Dublin Arts Council Events

Syntero Outpatient Clinician Will Varnum, LISW-S, 200 RYT, will lead yoga sessions at two Dublin Arts Council (DAC) events this fall. DAC’s Art & Wellness Discovery Series, a two-year initiative that explores intersections of arts and wellness, will include two fall events:

25th Birthday Party for Field of Corn

  • Location: Frantz Park, 4995 Rings Rd., Dublin
  • Date: Saturday, September 28
  • Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.


  • Location: Dublin Arts Council, 7125 Riverside Dr., Dublin
  • Date: Saturday, October 12
  • Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Varnum will lead yoga for kids at the September event, and a restorative yoga session for adults at the October event. The sub-theme for the Field of Corn birthday party event is “play” and arts activities will include recreational lawn games, artist talk, a “corn maze” tour of the artwork and printmaking activities. Several local food vendors will be on-site as well. The “Flow” event will feature art activities that will inspire feelings of tranquility and calmness, including calligraphy and hand lettering workshops, de-stressing yoga and dance sessions. Both events are free and people of all ages are encouraged to attend.

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Syntero Celebrates LGBTQ+ Pride

Syntero’s Celebrate You! Facilitator Jordan Allen, MSW, LSW, and Celebrate Us! Facilitator Michael Eblin, MSW, LSW, are all smiles at Syntero’s Pride Fundraiser at The Candle Lab in Grandview.

Syntero offers comprehensive services specifically designed for the LGBTQ+ community, provided by culturally competent staff members. During Pride Month, Syntero celebrated the LGBTQ+ community by holding a fun event at The Candle Lab to provide an opportunity for community members to meet program coordinators while making candles. Twenty percent of all proceeds supported Syntero’s LGBTQ+ programs. Later in the month, Syntero’s Family Pride Mixer provided an opportunity for Syntero staff, program participants, potential program participants and their families to socialize and support one another.

Syntero provides an array of LGBTQ+ services, including individual counseling, couples and family counseling, sexual health education and yoga. Additionally, the Celebrate You! group for adolescents and the Celebrate Us! group for families and friends of members of the LGBTQ+ community offer LGBTQ+ community members and supporters an opportunity to socialize while addressing issues in a supportive, safe environment to lead to positive outcomes and healthy/balanced lifestyles and choices for dealing with identity issues.

Taco Tuesday at the Kitchen

Bring your friends and lets celebrate


When: Tuesday, February 12th

Where: The Kitchen: 231 Livingston Ave. Columbus

Time: 5pm -9pm

A great time for friends, colleagues and neighbors to come together to share ideas, make connections and raise awareness for Syntero.

The Kitchen is generously donating 10% of their Taco Tuesday beverage & food sales to the ongoing programs Syntero offers to the Central Ohio community.

No reservations needed.

Someone I Love is Aging… and so am I

Dublin, Ohio (September, 2018) On Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 6:30pm Syntero in collaboration with the City of Dublin will host an expert panel discussion to bring awareness to the opportunities available for older adults and their families. This presentation will be held at the Dublin Recreation Center (5600 Post Road) and is provided at no cost to the community. Special guests; Christina Alutto, Dublin City Council Member, Christina Nardecchia, Director of Volunteer Resources for the City of Dublin and Syntero CEO, Julie Erwin Rinaldi will provide insight on topics to include; Dublin’s Aging in Place initiative and access to resources and care needed to help aging loved ones. Following the discussion will be a Q&A to address any questions regarding older adult care.

Syntero’s commitment to older adults has remained constant for 40 years. As the communities continue to change, our services address the most pressing needs by being advocates of the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities. Our goal is to help older adults achieve a greater quality of life and maintain as much independence as possible.
Syntero’s client-centered care provides support to those with specific aging related challenges linking them with effective resources.

Please join us as we help families, caregivers and older adults understand the resources available and how to access them. Registration for the October 17th Someone I Love is Aging… and so am I event at the Dublin Community Recreation Center you must call 614.410.4579. Deadline to register is October 15, 2018.

For additional information regarding Syntero’s Older Adult programs contact Stephanie Jursek, Dublin Older Adult Program Specialist for Syntero at 614.301.5645


Catalyst for Positive Change Was A Great Success!

Syntero Board Chair Marilee Chinnici-Zuercher, Board Vice-Chair, James “Satch” Sullinger & Julie Erwin Rinaldi, Syntero, Inc. CEO/Exec. Dir.

On May 4, 2018 Syntero hosted a celebration event recognizing the community service leadership and volunteerism from students from throughout our community. Forty high school students were congratulated for a wide range of service projects including coaching special needs athletes, church and ministry efforts, community free clinics and many school clubs and organizations.

Dale E. Heydlauff, Senior Vice President, AEP Corporate Communications and President, AEP Foundation was the MC for the Catalyst event. Our keynote speaker, James “Satch” Sullinger, shared his inspiring story with our award winning students, their parents and school educators.

You can view photos taken of the event and of each student recognized here, using password: Syntero.

Aging In Place Community Conversation

A Strategic Focus

The City of Dublin is working to launch a comprehensive Aging In Place Plan for our residents involving many aspects, including mobility and transportation, housing, health and wellness. Reviewed by the Community Services Advisory Commission and accepted by Dublin City Council, the City’s Aging In Place plan is a strategic priority as we plan for our city’s future.

Our Partners

Partnering with the Ohio University College of Health Sciences and Professions, the City of Dublin has gathered nearly 30 agencies and service providers, including Syntero, to envision a future where Dublin is a healthy and vibrant place for all ages to thrive. The spring and summer, we will host Community Conversations with our older adult residents and caregivers to learn more about each group’s needs.

Our Focus Areas

Based on the input from our service providers, we are working to create a comprehensive action plan involving the following topics:

  • Technology
  • Transportation
  • Supporting neighbor-to-neighbor connections
  • Developing online resources
  • Partnering with expert providers
  • Remaining innovative in recreation, wellness, in-home/in-neighborhood and accessibility to services

Your Input Is Needed

As we move forward with planning, we want to learn more in the areas of health, wellness and social service delivery from our residents and caregivers.

Please download the attached flyer to learn more about the dates and locations, and to access RSVP information.