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Spirituality and You: Prayer

Monday, June 5, 2017

For Jesus, prayer seems to be a matter of waiting in love, returning to love, trusting that love is the unceasing stream of reality. Prayer isn’t primarily words; it’s a place, an attitude, a stance. That’s why Paul could say, “Pray unceasingly” (1 Thessalonians 5:17). If we think of prayer as requiring words, it is [more…]

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Pentecost: Sisters of the Holy Spirit Feast Day

Sunday, June 4, 2017

“Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love.” A blessed feast day to the Sisters of the Holy Spirit, our sponsor. “The Holy Spirit—the Spirit of mission—guides and strengthens our witness to Christ” (Second Vatican Council, Decree on the Church’s Missionary Activity [Ad Gentes], no. [more…]

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Residents elect Resident Council Officers

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Residents installed their new slate of officers on June 1, 2017. The purpose of the Resident Council is to give residents greater participation in affairs within their own home, to make suggestions for improvements, to assist the administration and management in providing better services and programs, to promote friendship, charity and understanding, to increase communications [more…]

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Residents enjoy Senior Prom

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

May is associated with both Older Americans Month and senior proms, so what a fun way for Jennings to join in the fun this Memorial Day weekend! Trinity High School Student Daniella Flores planned a wonderful event as part of her high school service project. With the assistance of Jennings Life Enrichment Director Danielle Paluscsak, the [more…]

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Mission and Ministry Matters: Core Values

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Jennings recently revealed its new mission statement: “Rooted in Catholic values, Jennings celebrates and nurtures individuals as they age, through exceptional choices and continuous innovation.” This month Jennings Director of Mission and Ministry Sister Valerie Sweeney, SND considers the five core values that support our mission statement.
In fulfilling our mission, we commit ourselves to these values: [more…]

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National Nurses Week: A blessing for nurses

Monday, May 8, 2017

Sister Patricia Raelene is blessing the hands of nurses for National Nurses Week. American Nurses Association (ANA) has designated 2017 as the “Year of the Healthy Nurse.” Join us during National Nurses Week, May 6–12, as we explore this year’s theme, “Nursing: the Balance of Mind, Body, and Spirit.” It’s all about celebrating nurses like [more…]

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Jennings unveils new mission statement

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Jennings has unveiled a new mission statement, which was developed through an intense process of input and creativity.
Our new mission statement reads: “Rooted in Catholic values, Jennings nurtures and celebrates individuals as they age, through exceptional choices and continuous innovation.”
Jennings’ goal in writing this statement was to be clear and concise while incorporating the concepts that [more…]

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National Day of Prayer: May 4, 2017

Thursday, May 4, 2017

The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May. Created by a join Congressional resolution 1952 and signed into law by President Truman, it has become a uniting observance for people of all faiths. Click here to visit the National Day of Prayer web site. This year’s theme is For Your [more…]

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Spirituality and You: Listen Up

Monday, May 1, 2017

“When people speak from outrage and anger, when they talk about arguments and conflicts, listen carefully. They are telling you what is important to them. They are telling you their values.”
–Hildy Gottlieb
In this quote, Hildy encourages us to listen up. When people talk blame and conflict they are really talking about values. As she instructs: [more…]

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Older Americans Month 2017: Age Out Loud

Monday, May 1, 2017

Getting older doesn’t mean what it used to. For many aging Americans, it is a phase of life where interests, goals, and dreams can get a new or second start. Today, aging is about eliminating outdated perceptions and living the way that suits you best.
Take Barbara Hillary, for example. A nurse for 55 years [more…]

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