May 2015

A small prayer from St. Therese of Lisieux to get your week off on a positive note: “May today there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others. May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content with yourself just the way you are. Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us.”

Saint Therese of Lisieux


Join us to see the creative talents on display from Northeast Ohio adults served by LeadingAge Ohio organizations. The LeadingAge Ohio Resident Forum in 1995 to share life-style enrichment opportunities with residents and clients of member providers. The Art and Writing Program was founded as an offshoot of the Forum and has organized the popular Regional Art and Writing Shows annually since the early 1990s. In 2013,more than 1,100 entries were displayed and judged at the regional shows with more than 1,300 visitors in attendance. Most entrants are recently committed creative explorers, with experienced writers and artists in the minority. Always, the overall quality of the pieces is so outstanding that State Show judges rave about the craftsmanship and ingenuity.

Residents who do not enter the shows enthusiastically volunteer for set-up, welcoming, and staffing duties at the regional events. Each year, many residents travel to Columbus specifically to visit the State Show held during Annual Conference. Nothing beats seeing one’s own creation on display and hearing viewer compliments and praise! All Residents of LeadingAge Ohio member facilities are invited to participate!

Award winners from each District Exhibition will show their work at our Statewide Show to be held in conjunction with the LeadingAge Ohio Annual Conference and Resident Celebration Day at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Columbus, September 10-11, 2015.

LeadingAge Ohio was founded in 1937 to assist the state’s not-for-profit providers of senior services focused on resident and client care. Traditionally concentrating on legislative advocacy efforts and educational programming, the association developed the LeadingAge Ohio Resident Forum in 1995 to share life-style enrichment opportunities with residents and clients of member providers.

Jennings’ staff members honored as LeadingAge Ohio STARS

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The stars are out! Five Jennings staff members were honored by our state advocacy association, LeadingAge Ohio, as LeadingAge Ohio STARS. The Jennings staff members — Rhonda Casey, Theresa Oliver-Barber, Elizabeth Robicheaux, Jodi Spiegel and Dawnne Timko— were selected through the Stars program, which annually recognizes non-management staff of not-for-profit providers of services for older Ohioans who have been [more…]

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Spirituality and You: A Good Apology

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Has someone ever apologized to you and made it sound like it was YOUR fault for what happened? “I’m sorry you felt offended by what I said. I didn’t mean it that way.” Have you ever struggled to apologize to another person and just couldn’t find the words? It’s important to know how to [more…]

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Jennings residents celebrate John Paul II Academy 8th graders

Monday, May 18, 2015

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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Thanks to KeyBank volunteers for making a difference!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

We were lucky to have two groups from KeyBank helping at Jennings today for KeyBank Neighbors Make a Difference Day. The gardening group helped pull old rose bushes and plant new flowers in our Rose’s Garden. Painters helped freshen up the dining room at the convent of the Sisters of the Holy Spirit. [more…]

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Please pardon our dust: Wednesday, 5/13/15

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Guests, if you are visiting Wednesday 5/13/15, please note that we will be performing seasonal maintenance and repair in our parking lot. Contractors will start at 8:00am in the east driveway and work their way around the campus, which will include a few spots near the apartments. It might be advantageous to use the west drive in the [more…]

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Spirituality and You: Prayer for the people of Nepal

Monday, May 11, 2015

Loving God, We pray for all those affected by the earthquake in Nepal as we offer the
words of the psalmist, “Be strong and take heart, all who hope in the Lord” (Psalm 31:25).
May those who are paralyzed by fear…
     ~Be strong and take heart
May those who have lost or are still searching for loved ones [more…]

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Jennings to add hospice and home care services

Monday, May 11, 2015

(4/29/15) Jennings Center for Older Adults is pleased to announce the formation of its own hospice and home care services.
“When you think about hospice, Jennings has excelled in supporting individuals’ end of life journey for nearly 75 years with dignity and respect,” explains Allison Q. Salopeck, President and CEO at Jennings. “However, there is also [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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