Commemorating World Water Day

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

In his encyclical, Laudato Si, Pope Francis writes, “access to safe drinkable water is a basic and universal human right, since it is essential to human survival and, as such, is a condition for the exercise of other human rights. Our world has a grave social debt towards the poor who lack access to drinking [more…]

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Jennings is growing and seeking quality caregivers

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Jennings is growing, and we are currently seeking quality caregivers to be part of our ministry to adults. Providing high quality care and services depends on people pulling together toward a common mission. By extending our hearts and hands to others, we form relationships that inspire growth and enables us to become whole. Our connection [more…]

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Lent Reflection: Whoever drinks the water I shall give will never thirst.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Whoever drinks the water I shall give will never thirst.
John 4:14
During Philadelphia’s harsh winter, Joe lived on a steam grate in center city. George had met him there while volunteering with a homeless outreach program. Joe, articulate and engaging, was easy to befriend. Nevertheless, he was afraid to come in to the shelter.
One morning, on [more…]

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Garfield Heights Students of Promise visit Jennings

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Jennings enjoys experiences to connect with students and create opportunities that enable residents to be engaged in the community. Nearly a dozen students from Garfield Heights High School’s Students of Promise USA group joined about 15 older adults from Jennings Hall to embark on an interactive discussion surrounding the topic of African American [more…]

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Jennings Hospice patient “travels” down under

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Do you have something you haven’t been able to cross off your bucket list? In March, Jennings Hospice helped one of its patients to “travel” to Australia, one of his dreams. Staff decorated in an Australian theme, Australian donors sent tourist gifts, volunteers cooked an authentic meal, and videoconference technology transported us to Queensland, Australia. The videoconference technology [more…]

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Jennings celebrates Founder’s Day with Mass and Brunch

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Thank you to everyone who came to Jennings Sunday, March 12 to celebrate Founder’s Day. The event kicks off a special week: the 75th anniversary of our organization thanks to the vision of our founder, Monsignor Gilbert Patrick Jennings. We gathered for Mass, followed by a delicious brunch, and we were delighted to share it [more…]

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Jennings celebrates Mardi Gras!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

“Oh when the saints go marching in…” it must be Mardi Gras! We celebrated Fat Tuesday with paczki, hurricanes, beads and the sounds of New Orleans jazz. Our seasonal favorite, the Mike Petrone Band, had us singing and dancing in our seats to jazz and Mardi Gras favorites like “Minnie the Moocher,” “Just a [more…]

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Spirituality and You: Ash Wednesday

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Ash Wednesday—Beginning of Lent
As children, how we loved a treasure hunt—hidden jellybeans and pennies turned to gems and gold doubloons in our young imaginations!  Even as adults, perhaps on an antiques adventure, we thrill at the thought of a secret only we can know, at the challenges and possibilities of an undiscovered trove.
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Spirituality and You: Heaven

Monday, February 20, 2017

You don’t go to heaven; you learn how to live in heaven now. And no one lives in heaven alone. Either you learn how to live in communion with the human race and with all that God has created, or, quite simply, you’re not ready for heaven. If you want to live an isolated life, [more…]

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Celebrating History: Sister Philomena

Thursday, February 16, 2017

In honor of pitchers and catchers reporting, we remember our beloved Sister Philomena attending a Cleveland Indians game. She was a big fan, watching her team on television or listening to them on the radio. #75years
Sister Philomena, CSSp, attends a Cleveland Indians baseball game (2010). (c)Jennings

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