Jennings Center for Older Adults is proud to be recognized as one of Northeast Ohio’s top workplaces.  Jennings was one of several organizations honored on September 14, 2010 with the Employment Resource Council’s twelfth-annual NorthCoast 99 Award at LaCentre Conference and Banquet Facility in Westlake, Ohio.

“It’s a big statement to make,” says Denise Smudla, Director of Human Resources at Jennings Center for Older Adults. “Not only is it a big accomplishment in 2010, but the longevity of being honored for each of the last 5 years is a proud achievement.”

Employment Resource Council (ERC) reconizes organizations as great places to work in Northeast Ohio based on excellence in attracting, motivating and retaining top performers. NorthCoast 99 is an annual recognition program that honors 99 great workplaces for top talent in Northeast Ohio. The program was developed and is presented by ERC, Northeast Ohio’s leading and largest professional organization dedicated to HR practices, programs and services. Since 1999, hundreds of organizations have been nominated and applied for the award, and the program has recognized nearly 400 organizations for their ability to maintain great workplaces that support the attraction, retention, and motivation of Top Performers.

“It’s very motivating to our staff, and they are very proud to be able to talk about their workplace as one of the very best in Northeast Ohio,” Smudla continues. “We continue to provide an excellent place to receive high quality care but also a great work environment for our staff to work.”



Throwback Thursday: a story of bricks

Thursday, January 29, 2015

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Our #ThrowbackThursday is some good old-fashioned stewardship of re-use. These bricks are from the second Jennings Hall building, erected after the first was destroyed by fire in 1946. They were originally from St. John the Evangelist Cathedral in Cleveland, which underwent extensive reconstruction in the 1940s.

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Spirituality and You: Kindness

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Today let’s think about KINDNESS. Can you be too nice? I heard of a woman who is a hard core believer in the adage, “It’s nice to be important, but it’s important to be nice.”  She likes to tell about when she first started to referee children’s basketball games. Her grown son stopped by to [more…]

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Spirituality and You: Positivity

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Recently Sister Valerie was reading an article about Ms. Tao Porchon-Lynch, a 96 year old yoga grand-master. She has an incredible attitude of positivity, and believes that all the power of the universe is right inside of her. Ms. Porchon-Lynch teaches yoga classes several days a week, and travels the USA teaching special event classes [more…]

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Jennings celebrates anniversary of adult day services and assisted living

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

On January 13, 2003 Jennings dedicated its newly built Assisted Living and the Eva L. Bruening Adult Day Center, both located in the Gerome R. Stefanski Pavilion. Bishop Anthony M. Pilla presided over the Mass and dedication ceremony. “What was once an empty field has become a state-of-the-art campus that provides faith-based services and programs [more…]

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Ohio Department of Aging shares five tips to help older Ohioans stay warm

Thursday, January 8, 2015

The Ohio Department of Aging offers tips to help older Ohioans stay warm safely and reminds us that heating assistance programs also offer important lifeline this winter. As we age, our ability to adapt to extreme weather conditions changes. Our bodies tend to lose body heat more quickly and we are more likely to take [more…]

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Mission and Ministry Matters: Ten Commandments for Daily Living

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

As we begin the New Year, Sister Valerie Sweeney, SND, Director of Mission and Ministry at Jennings, shares the Ten Commandments for Daily Living that St. John XXIII wrote for himself. They reflect his depth, his simplicity, and his humility. It’s pretty amazing to realize that a pope who would become a saint took the time [more…]

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Tell the new Congress to prioritize seniors and those who serve them

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The 114th Congress is now underway. Lawmakers have been sworn into office, and they are already determining their priorities for the next two years. Let’s make sure the new Congress prioritizes the issues that matter to seniors and those who serve them! Please join Jennings and LeadingAge today in asking Congress to advance LeadingAge’s public policy agenda in [more…]

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Spirituality and You: Epiphany

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

As we continue to celebrate the Christmas season after the feast of the Epiphany, Sister Valerie Sweeney shares this original poem by Chris, a Jennings resident:
Again we return to that unique day
When You left Your beloved Father’s side
To lie in a rough-hewn manger’s hay.
Again we marvel at such love
That brought You to us from Your home [more…]

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Mass time change at Jennings

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Jennings Center for Older Adults and the Sisters of the Holy Spirit welcome anyone to participate in daily Mass at Jennings. In 2015, daily Mass will be held at 9:30a.m. in the Holy Spirit Chapel every day. Rosary will remain daily at its daily 3:30p.m. time.

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Spirituality and You: Beginning the New Year

Monday, December 29, 2014

This week we look ahead to January 1st, the beginning of a new year. The New Year brings a moment of quiet reflection. Think about the year gone by: of the happy events and missed opportunities. Recount the good and bad of the past year. Reflect on your personal growth, and learn from the experience. [more…]

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