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.”



A small prayer from St. Therese of Lisieux to get your week off on a positive note: “May today there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others. May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content with yourself just the way you are. Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us.”

Saint Therese of Lisieux

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Jennings’ staff members honored as LeadingAge Ohio STARS

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The stars are out! Five Jennings staff members were honored by our state advocacy association, LeadingAge Ohio, as LeadingAge Ohio STARS. The Jennings staff members — Rhonda Casey, Theresa Oliver-Barber, Elizabeth Robicheaux, Jodi Spiegel and Dawnne Timko— were selected through the Stars program, which annually recognizes non-management staff of not-for-profit providers of services for older Ohioans who have been [more…]

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Spirituality and You: A Good Apology

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Has someone ever apologized to you and made it sound like it was YOUR fault for what happened? “I’m sorry you felt offended by what I said. I didn’t mean it that way.” Have you ever struggled to apologize to another person and just couldn’t find the words? It’s important to know how to [more…]

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Jennings residents celebrate John Paul II Academy 8th graders

Monday, May 18, 2015
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Congratulations to our eighth grade friends at John Paul II Academy, who are preparing to finish this year and begin their new journeys in high school. Residents celebrated these students today with an eighth grade luncheon and small gifts. We enjoy intergenerational programs, and are happy to continue the longstanding tradition of creating relationships with [more…]

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Thanks to KeyBank volunteers for making a difference!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

We were lucky to have two groups from KeyBank helping at Jennings today for KeyBank Neighbors Make a Difference Day. The gardening group helped pull old rose bushes and plant new flowers in our Rose’s Garden. Painters helped freshen up the dining room at the convent of the Sisters of the Holy Spirit. [more…]

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Please pardon our dust: Wednesday, 5/13/15

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Guests, if you are visiting Wednesday 5/13/15, please note that we will be performing seasonal maintenance and repair in our parking lot. Contractors will start at 8:00am in the east driveway and work their way around the campus, which will include a few spots near the apartments. It might be advantageous to use the west drive in the [more…]

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Spirituality and You: Prayer for the people of Nepal

Monday, May 11, 2015

Loving God, We pray for all those affected by the earthquake in Nepal as we offer the
words of the psalmist, “Be strong and take heart, all who hope in the Lord” (Psalm 31:25).
 
May those who are paralyzed by fear…
     ~Be strong and take heart
May those who have lost or are still searching for loved ones [more…]

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Jennings to add hospice and home care services

Monday, May 11, 2015

(4/29/15) Jennings Center for Older Adults is pleased to announce the formation of its own hospice and home care services.
“When you think about hospice, Jennings has excelled in supporting individuals’ end of life journey for nearly 75 years with dignity and respect,” explains Allison Q. Salopeck, President and CEO at Jennings. “However, there is also [more…]

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Beck Center for the Arts delights intergenerational audience

Friday, May 1, 2015

“We had so much fun with Mr. Ben!” Children of The Learning Circle can’t wait until Fridays to see Mr. Ben, the teacher from Beck Center for the Arts. Beck Center for the Arts and Jennings are collaborating on weekly intergenerational programs with a  focus on music that delights all ages.
The program focuses on 30-minute experiences in [more…]

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Celebrating Older Americans Month

Friday, May 1, 2015

Each May, Jennings celebrates Older Americans Month with the nation to recognize older Americans for their contributions. This year, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act (OAA), the focus is on older adults taking charge of their health, getting engaged in their communities, and making a positive impact in the lives [more…]

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