January 2015

Throwback Thursday: a story of bricks

Thursday, January 29, 2015

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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.


Spirituality and You: Kindness

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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Today let’s think about KINDNESS. Can you be too nice? I heard of a woman who is a hard core believer in the adage, “It’s nice to be important, but it’s important to be nice.”  She likes to tell about when she first started to referee children’s basketball games. Her grown son stopped by to watch her officiate one of her first practice games. Afterward he suggested that she be more forceful. “You know, Mom,” he said, “you don’t have to say, ‘I’m sorry, dear, but you stepped out of bounds.’”

Author Henry James said, “Three things in human life are important: The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.”

What if today you gave yourself permission to be outrageously kind? What if you extended as much good will and kindness as you can possibly muster to every person you meet? And what if you did it with no thought of reward? I’m sure of one thing: it will be a day you will never regret.

– Steve Goodier

Spirituality and You: Positivity

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Recently Sister Valerie was reading an article about Ms. Tao Porchon-Lynch, a 96 year old yoga grand-master. She has an incredible attitude of positivity, and believes that all the power of the universe is right inside of her. Ms. Porchon-Lynch teaches yoga classes several days a week, and travels the USA teaching special event classes [more…]

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Jennings celebrates anniversary of adult day services and assisted living

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

On January 13, 2003 Jennings dedicated its newly built Assisted Living and the Eva L. Bruening Adult Day Center, both located in the Gerome R. Stefanski Pavilion. Bishop Anthony M. Pilla presided over the Mass and dedication ceremony. “What was once an empty field has become a state-of-the-art campus that provides faith-based services and programs [more…]

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St. Monica Parish 2015 Family Expo open to Exhibitors

Saturday, January 10, 2015

St. Monica parish and Jennings Center for Older Adults are currently seeking community resources who would like to take part in the St. Monica Parish 2015 Family Expo.
The Family Expo, which is open to the public, will be held Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 10am – 1pm on the St. Monica campus in Garfield Heights, [more…]

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Ohio Department of Aging shares five tips to help older Ohioans stay warm

Thursday, January 8, 2015

The Ohio Department of Aging offers tips to help older Ohioans stay warm safely and reminds us that heating assistance programs also offer important lifeline this winter. As we age, our ability to adapt to extreme weather conditions changes. Our bodies tend to lose body heat more quickly and we are more likely to take [more…]

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Mission and Ministry Matters: Ten Commandments for Daily Living

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

As we begin the New Year, Sister Valerie Sweeney, SND, Director of Mission and Ministry at Jennings, shares the Ten Commandments for Daily Living that St. John XXIII wrote for himself. They reflect his depth, his simplicity, and his humility. It’s pretty amazing to realize that a pope who would become a saint took the time [more…]

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Tell the new Congress to prioritize seniors and those who serve them

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The 114th Congress is now underway. Lawmakers have been sworn into office, and they are already determining their priorities for the next two years. Let’s make sure the new Congress prioritizes the issues that matter to seniors and those who serve them! Please join Jennings and LeadingAge today in asking Congress to advance LeadingAge’s public policy agenda in [more…]

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Spirituality and You: Epiphany

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

As we continue to celebrate the Christmas season after the feast of the Epiphany, Sister Valerie Sweeney shares this original poem by Chris, a Jennings resident:
Again we return to that unique day
When You left Your beloved Father’s side
To lie in a rough-hewn manger’s hay.
Again we marvel at such love
That brought You to us from Your home [more…]

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Mass time change at Jennings

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Jennings Center for Older Adults and the Sisters of the Holy Spirit welcome anyone to participate in daily Mass at Jennings. In 2015, daily Mass will be held at 9:30a.m. in the Holy Spirit Chapel every day. Rosary will remain daily at its daily 3:30p.m. time.

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