September 2014

Spirituality and YOU: Embracing the Saints

Monday, September 29, 2014

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This week we celebrate two great saints: Saint Therese on October 1, and Saint Francis of Assisi on October 4th, each of whom teaches us to embrace our littleness, like the birds of the air. We also celebrate the name day of Pope Francis, a man who encourages us to live simply and with great joy.

Sometimes we look at ourselves and wonder what we have to share with the world. Let’s practice St. Therese’s “Little Way,” and offer our smallest actions with great love. We will make the world a better place!

Sister Valerie Sweeney, SND, is the Director of Mission and Ministry at Jennings Center for Older Adults. She offers weekly reflections in writing “Spirituality and You.”



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New law requires sex offender screening for skilled nursing and assisted living

Friday, September 26, 2014

A new law has been introduced to organizations who provide skilled nursing and assisted living across Ohio relative to a screening process to identify sex offenders seeking to move into a retirement community. This law (House Bill 483), proposed by the Kasich Administration was following recent experiences with sex offenders living in skilled nursing facilities [more…]

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Spirituality and You: The unique gift of you

Monday, September 22, 2014

This week let’s focus on the unique gift of YOU—the special person you are and the difference you make in the world. As you read the poem below, apply each phrase to yourself and be grateful for everything that has made you the person you are. Then throughout the week, let your light shine and [more…]

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Fruits and Veggies: More Matters Month

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Most people know that eating fruits and vegetables is important for good health, but most of us still aren’t getting enough. This September, Jennings Center for Older Adults reminds you to participate in Fruits & Veggies – More Matters Month. Only 1 in 3 adults eat the recommended amount of fruits every day, and only [more…]

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Happy Grandparents Day!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Today we pause to celebrate the role of grandparents in our lives. We stand on the shoulders of those come before us, like our grandparents whose labor and experience built the foundation for our families. Today is a day to honor our grandparents and help children become aware of the strength, information and guidance older [more…]

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Have you had the conversation?

Monday, September 1, 2014

“Have you had the conversation?” That’s the question I learned to ask when I attended a workshop given by Pulitzer-prize winning columnist Ellen Goodman on The Conversation Project, an initiative dedicated to helping people talk about their end-of-life care.
This isn’t about filling out Advance Directives or other medical forms. It’s about talking to your loved [more…]

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