Laurel School Students Visit, discuss empathy

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

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Many thanks to students from Laurel School who made their first of a few visits to Jennings today. They talked about health care employment and volunteering, but most importantly they had discussions about empathy. Jennings staff members introduced them to our organization and culture. The students then met residents and held engaging conversations around topics like:

  • Talk about a time you helped someone selflessly.
  • What is your most rewarding moment?
  • What was a time that you failed?

“The students from Laurel School were dynamic and very engaged in interacting with Jennings’ residents and each other to explore the topic of Empathy,” said Sister Valerie Sweeney, Director of Mission and Ministry at Jennings. “We look forward to having them return for more hands-on experiences.”


On Friday, March 31 Jennings hosted students from Hong Kong as part of their time studying at Case Western Reserve University. While these health care students visit the United States for a few weeks, they are rotating through different environments to experience how these different settings work. Together with our staff, they spent time with residents as well as children in The Learning Circle at Jennings. They took part in activities, asked questions and took time to know more about Jennings. The Learning Circle preschoolers were in awe, and residents enjoyed the experience of acquainted.


The Learning Circle at Jennings now enrolling

Friday, January 22, 2016

The Learning Circle at Jennings is proud of its recent graduates who have moved up to new classes. We are now enrolling children new to our on-site infant and child care. New inquiries may contact Rachiel Kopack, Director of The Learning Circle,
by email: [email protected]
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Jennings residents celebrate John Paul II Academy 8th graders

Monday, May 18, 2015
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Congratulations to our eighth grade friends at John Paul II Academy, who are preparing to finish this year and begin their new journeys in high school. Residents celebrated these students today with an eighth grade luncheon and small gifts. We enjoy intergenerational programs, and are happy to continue the longstanding tradition of creating relationships with [more…]

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Beck Center for the Arts delights intergenerational audience

Friday, May 1, 2015

“We had so much fun with Mr. Ben!” Children of The Learning Circle can’t wait until Fridays to see Mr. Ben, the teacher from Beck Center for the Arts. Beck Center for the Arts and Jennings are collaborating on weekly intergenerational programs with a  focus on music that delights all ages.
The program focuses on 30-minute experiences in [more…]

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Storytelling with Robin Echols Cooper

Friday, April 10, 2015

The Learning Circle enjoyed story time with storyteller Ms. Robin Echols Cooper. This intergenerational experience with our older adult friends had us clapping and dancing and having fun!
This Gateway to Culture program was made possible in part from the support of Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture and PNC Foundation.


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Residents, Middle School Students Take Virtual Field Trip to Spy Museum

Monday, January 27, 2014

Where can seniors take middle school students on a field trip during a cold, snowy day? On Monday, January 27, 2014 this intergenerational group visited the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. as a Catholic Schools Week activity. Jennings Center for Older Adults hosted the students and used videoconference technology for a live, interactive program. [more…]

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