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In sickness and in health, love endures

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

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“In sickness and in health,” love endures. Jennings celebrated Valentine’s Day by honoring love stories. For couples at Jennings, their commitment and perseverance exemplify their original wedding vows. Together 38 couples celebrated nearly 1,600 years of marriage; one couple has been married 69 years!

Today couples renewed their wedding vows in a Mass, followed by a special dinner to celebrate their love. Jennings’ Executive Chef Michael Mills and his culinary services staff served the couples with an upscale style dinner, complete with filet mignon, twice-baked potatoes and assorted vegetables, in a romantic setting designed specially for this celebration.

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Spirituality and You: Love

Monday, February 13, 2017

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Love is Essential! 

Wendell Berry, writes, “I take literally the statement in the Gospel of John that God loves the world. I believe that the world was created and approved by love, that it subsists, coheres, and endures by love, and that, insofar as it is redeemable, it can be redeemed only by love. I believe that divine love, incarnate and indwelling in the world, summons the world always toward wholeness, which ultimately is reconciliation and atonement [at-one-ment] with God.”

Spirituality and You is a contribution from Sister Valerie Sweeney, SND, Director of Mission and Ministry at Jennings.

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World Day of the Sick

Saturday, February 11, 2017

25th World Day of the Sick: February 11, 2017
The World Day of the Sick was instituted by Pope Saint John Paul II in 1992 as a special time of prayer and sharing and of offering one’s suffering. Each year it is recognized on Feb. 11, the commemoration of Our Lady of Lourdes, recalling a series of [more…]

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Our history: intergenerational programs

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Visitors are sometimes surprised to see children at Jennings and find out that we established The Learning Circle infant and child care on the campus. The seed was planted decades ago when we realized how much joy children can bring. With a small daily preschool (as shown here) in the 90s, we began #intergenerational activities. [more…]

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Mission and Ministry Matters: Ethical and Religious Directives

Monday, February 6, 2017

(by Sister Valerie Sweeney, SND, Director of Mission and Ministry at Jennings)—You may know that Jennings is a Catholic organization, which is the foundation of our identity and mission. You may not be familiar with the document that helps to define and safeguard our Catholic mission.“The Ethical and Religious Directives for Health Care Services” (ERDs) [more…]

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Go Red Day promotes important heart health information

Friday, February 3, 2017

Friday, February 3 is the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day to call attention to heart disease risks. Heart disease in women requires more attention, more research and swifter action. That’s why, from hitting the books to taking it to the Hill, Go Red for Women provides many opportunities for women everywhere to learn [more…]

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Spirituality and You: wisdom from proverbs

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

This week, Sister Valerie shares more proverbs from around the world. Which one do you like the best?

“When a thief kisses you, count your teeth.” (Yiddish)
“He who is outside his door already has a hard part of his journey behind him.” (Dutch)
“When a blind person carries a lame person, both go forward.” (Swedish)
“Hold a true friend [more…]

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Community meetings available for information about Jennings at Brecksville

Monday, January 30, 2017

Three upcoming meetings are available to learn more about Jennings at Brecksville. Jennings staff will show architectural renderings of the building, photos, layouts of the suites, and floor plans. We will also discuss amenities, services, rates and the application process. We will present the same information at each meeting; individuals do not need to attend all meetings. Reservations are [more…]

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Enjoying hobbies

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Monsignor Ivanko encourages a resident to pursue his hobby.
Since January is National Hobby Month, our history photo shows a resident pursuing his hobby with encouragement from Monsignor Michael Ivanko (at right), Director from 1948-1968. Since our inception, it has been important to us that individuals continue to pursue their passions and discover new interests. [more…]

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Volunteers warm hearts and hands at Jennings

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

We are grateful to the St. Columbkille Good Samaritan Warm Up America Club #volunteers for donating their time and talent! They handcrafted these amazing afghans and lap blankets for residents. Our staff is thrilled to share these beautiful gifts.
Director of Adult Day Services Brenda Carothers (left) and Director of Development Sara Adamo (right) [more…]

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