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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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Jennings celebrates March anniversary with Founder’s Day

Thursday, March 17, 2016

The month of March is special at Jennings, not just because of St. Patrick’s Day. March 17 is celebrated as Founder’s Day in honor of Monsignor Gilbert Patrick Jennings, whose vision began the original Jennings Hall. According to diocesan historian Father Nelson Callahan, Monsignor Jennings was very insightful for his time.  “He was always thinking bigger. [more…]

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Jennings celebrates anniversary

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

January 13, 2003 was the opening day for Jennings Assisted Living and the Eva L. Bruening Adult Day Center at Jennings. As we celebrate the 13th anniversary of Jennings Assisted Living and Jennings Adult Day Services, we thank God for the individuals and families who entrust us to give values-based care and the dedicated staff [more…]

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20th anniversary of the dedication of the third Jennings Hall building

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the dedication of the third Jennings Hall building in 1995. #TBT  This state-of-the-art residence replaced the former building and brought to realization many suggestions—private suites, large windows, and amenities for a flexible community. Though the building changed, we continue to answer God’s call to foster healing, act with compassion, [more…]

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Jennings celebrates 73rd anniversary

Monday, March 16, 2015

HAPPY FOUNDER’S DAY!
The month of March is special at Jennings Center for Older Adults, not just because of St. Patrick’s Day. March 17 is celebrated as Founder’s Day in honor of Monsignor Gilbert Patrick Jennings, whose vision began the original Jennings Hall. According to diocesan historian Father Nelson Callahan, Monsignor Jennings was very insightful for his [more…]

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Celebrating founder Monsignor Gilbert Patrick Jennings

Thursday, March 12, 2015

We’re celebrating one man’s vision and legacy from this week into our anniversary day next week. Monsignor Gilbert Patrick Jennings, our namesake, 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 [more…]

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Throwback Thursday: Medical Supplies

Thursday, February 5, 2015

These medical supplies – mortar and pestle and hypodermic syringe – were used when Jennings Hall added nursing care to its services in 1956. #ThrowbackThursday
1950s medical supplies

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Throwback Thursday: a story of bricks

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Our #ThrowbackThursday is some good old-fashioned stewardship of re-use. 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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