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Sisters in Paraclete Park

Monday, July 17, 2017

in 75th Anniversary, News

It’s a beautiful summer day near Cleveland, so we couldn’t resist a history photo of these lovely Sisters of the Holy Spirit strolling through the gardens of Our Paraclete Park (c.2004). In the foreground is Sister Loretta, followed by Sister Margaret Mary (left) and Sister Philomena (right).
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1942 Dedication. Friends of the Sisters of the Holy Spirit and supporters joined us for the dedication as Bishop James McFadden presided. #75years

1942 Dedication

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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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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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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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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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History milestone: Jennings celebrates anniversary of adding assisted living and adult day services

Friday, January 13, 2017

January 13, 2003 marked the dedication of a Jennings expansion: the addition of assisted living, adult day services and an on-site wellness center. It reflected our commitment to residential and community-based services. Jennings held a dedication ceremony to bless the new assisted living and adult day services. Bishop Anthony Pilla, surrounded by Jennings’ board members and management team, welcomed guests, [more…]

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Built with repurposed brick

Friday, January 6, 2017

 
An ideal story of repurposing. These bricks are from the second Jennings Hall building, erected after the first was destroyed by fire in 1946. They were originally from St. John the Evangelist Cathedral in Cleveland, which underwent extensive reconstruction in the 1940s.
 
 

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Our namesake: Monsignor Gilbert P. Jennings

Monday, January 2, 2017

Father Gilbert P. Jennings
Our namesake, Monsignor Gilbert Patrick Jennings, as a young man. Monsignor Gilbert Patrick Jennings, envisioned a safe, comfortable and affordable home for individuals who would not otherwise be able to provide for themselves. Through the monetary gift he designated in his will (our first planned gift!), Jennings Hall was established in [more…]

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Happy anniversary to our Board of Directors!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

On June 29, 1977, Jennings’ governance transitioned from an Advisory Board of Catholic Charities to a Board of Directors with full fiduciary responsibilities. Throughout these 39 years, Jennings has been blessed with dynamic and generous board members and chairpersons, who have shared their talents and expertise for the benefit of all. We remember them today [more…]

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