Spirituality and You: Comparison

Monday, June 25, 2018

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“Comparison is the thief of joy. Just look within and celebrate the gifts in your own life.”

— Timber Hawke

Happy Older Americans Month!

Across the country, adults over 65 are taking part in activities that promote wellness and social connection. They are sharing their wisdom and experience with future generations, and they are giving back to make enrich their communities. Like you, they working and volunteering, mentoring and learning, leading and engaging.

For 55 years, Older Americans Month (OAM) has been observed to recognize older Americans and their contributions to our communities. Led by the Administration for Community Living’s Administration on Aging, every May offers opportunity to hear from, support, and celebrate our nation’s elders. This year’s OAM theme, “Engage at Every Age,” emphasizes the importance of being active and involved, no matter where or when you are in life. You are never too old (or too young) to participate in activities that can enrich your physical, mental, and emotion well-being.

“Every day I spend with a resident at Jennings I learn why life is so important and how life keeps changing,” says Danielle Palucsak, Director of Life Enrichment at Jennings. “People are 80, 90, 100 years old and they want to be active and part of something. They keep learning and doing—it’s so inspirational. Someone told me the other week: ‘It’s my choice; I can sit in my suite every day or I can engage with you and love my life.’ To be a part of something, big or small, is recognizing the meaning of life. Everyone has a part and is still needed.”

Research is showing that remaining socially engaged can improve the quality of life for every individual. Jennings will use Older Americans Month to focus on how individuals who are living or receiving services at Jennings are engaging with friends and family, participating in various community activities, being involved in lifelong learning, or practicing talents. We encourage you to get involved in activities, or participate in our goal to share stories and advice from residents. If you would like to share your story or advice, please call Lisa at (216) 581-2900, ext. 2297 for more information.

You and your families can also participate in the Selfie Challenge with a photo! We want to see how you’re engaging. Simply take a selfie or have someone take your photo in social media or email it to [email protected] so we can share it with the hashtag #OAM18. Check out more stories on our Facebook page.


Junior Girl Scout Troop earns award in service to Jennings

Monday, May 7, 2018

Thank you to the 5th grade Junior Girl Scouts of North East Ohio 71176 of Independence! On Saturday, May 5 the Girl Scout Troop came to complete their Bronze Award Project: they installed two new bookshelves and a new bookrack in our Rec Room that they designed and built themselves. Not only did they provide these [more…]

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Jennings celebrates anniversary of St. Agnes Terrace Apartments

Monday, May 7, 2018

On this day in Jennings’ history: St. Agnes Terrace Apartments were dedicated. Built with 42 two-bedroom and three-bedroom apartments of moderate to market rates, the building was made possible through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program. It was named in honor of St. Agnes Parish, founded by Jennings’ namesake, Monsignor Gilbert Patrick Jennings. [more…]

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Spirituality and You: Lessons Learned

Monday, May 7, 2018

Lessons Learned

Age 6:    I’ve learned that you can’t hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk.
Age 9:    I’ve learned that when I wave to people in the country, they stop what they are doing and wave back.
Age 12:  I’ve learned that just when I get my room the way I like [more…]

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Stewardship towards environment is important on Earth Day and all year

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Earth Day is a good time to evaluate stewardship to the environment. An important part of stewardship is caring for the environment. With the implementation of recycling and LED lighting, Jennings is making a difference while also finding an operational impact.


Jennings began an organizational-wide recycling effort several years ago with a grant from more…]

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Jennings celebrates value of compassion in April

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Each month, a rotating team of Jennings staff members highlights one of our core values. We are celebrating Compassion as our April 2018 value. Our wellness center staff creatively celebrates the importance of compassion and how it is a light to others. The sun bursts along the string of lights offer examples of practicing compassion, such [more…]

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Plain Dealer highlights Jennings for safe movement

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Quality care is important at Jennings. We invest in programs and equipment for caregivers, such as attention to safe movement, so they can deliver excellent care with less risk due to the physical demand of their roles. The Plain Dealer/ article features some of our important collaboration and innovation that supports nursing careers as well as others [more…]

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Residents enjoy Indians home opener.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Get your hot dogs! Popcorn! Beer here! Residents were excited to cheer on the Cleveland Indians for the home opener – especially because they enjoyed a warmer environment to take in the ballgame. We brought the game experience to them with a big-screen TV, hot dogs, beer and other specialty items. Go Tribe!

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Holy Week reflection: acting in communion

Sunday, March 25, 2018

“I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message. I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world [more…]

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