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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Spirituality and You: Wisdom

Monday, January 23, 2017

This week Sister Valerie Sweeney invites us to look at some proverbs from other countries. Can you find the wisdom that each one contains?

“In the midst of great joy, do not promise anyone anything. In the midst of great anger, do not answer anyone’s letter.” (Chinese)
“The reverse side also has a reverse side.” (Japanese)
“It is [more…]

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Regaining strength and celebrating abilities

Thursday, January 19, 2017

A consistent part of Jennings’ history has been helping individuals regain their strengths and celebrate their abilities. In this photo, Sister Mary Therese helps a resident with her therapy. #75years
(c) Jennings

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Jennings to hold community meetings to discuss Jennings at Brecksville

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Crews are hard at work bringing Jennings at Brecksville to life. With the mild fall and winter, the team was able to close the building’s exterior and focus on interior progress. We invite you to attend a community meeting to hear about this progress.
Jennings staff will show architectural renderings of the building, photos, layouts of [more…]

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