July 2015

Valuing the discovery of potential

Friday, July 31, 2015

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Every month, Jennings staff teams put together a display board that highlights one of Jennings’ 5 core values. Our July focus was Discovery of Potential. This lovely summer board is filled with “blossoms” that cite how individuals around campus have shared ways they’ve recently discovered potential. A few highlights: “I joined Resident Council,” “I took a creative writing class,” and “I learned to believe in myself.” Check out our creative displays on our Facebook photo album.

Discovery of Potential value board

Jennings’ 2015 value: Discovery of Potential

How are you discovering your potential?

Jennings’ Director of Nursing Susan LoDolce (right) and Gardenside Rehabilitation Program Leader Renee Gall (left) attended The John A. Hartford Foundation​ 2015 Change AGEnts Communications Institute July 13-15 in Chicago. The Hartford Change AGEnts Initiative accelerates sustained practice change that improves the health of older Americans, their families, and communities. It does this by harnessing the collective strengths, resources, and expertise of the John A. Hartford Foundation’s interprofessional community of more than 3,000 scholars, clinicians, and health system leaders. Susan and Renee engaged in interactive training on how to develop value propositions and use media and storytelling to help advance practice change at Jennings. Participants also worked on various aspects of their own projects and engage in a small group problem solving.

Renee and Susan represented Jennings as part of our Team A.W.A.R.E. project funded by a ChangeAGEnts grant. The project was initiated by Jennings board member and family member Evelyn Duffy of CWRU Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing.

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Photo (left to right): Jennings’ Gardenside Rehabilitation Program Leader Renee Gall, Terry Fulmer, President of the John A. Hartford Foundation, and Jennings’ Director of Nursing Susan LoDolce.

Spirituality and You: 10 Commandments for stress-free living

Monday, July 13, 2015

Here are 10 Commandments for stress-free living:
Thou Shall Not . . .

worry; for worry is the most unproductive of all human activities.
be fearful; for most things we fear never come to pass.
cross bridges before you come to them; for no one yet has succeeded in accomplishing this.
 focus on problems before they come; trying to [more…]

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Taipei Medical University students study at Jennings

Thursday, July 9, 2015

We were thrilled to welcome students visiting from Taipei Medical Univeristy. Hosted by Case Western Reserve University, the students are spending a month in the Cleveland area for a special school-to-school program, earning credits toward their degree. These students interviewed for the opportunity to take part in this specialized program.
This is their second [more…]

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Seeking cool dogs for dog days of summer

Thursday, July 9, 2015

In honor of August and the Dog Days of Summer, Jennings’ life enrichment will be hosting its Dog Days Parade.  If your dog is a (cool) dog we would like to have him/her join us on August 26 @ 2:00pm for a parade for the residents in the auditorium.  Unfortunately if your dog is a [more…]

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Spirituality and You: The Value of a Smile!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

“Want a free face-lift? Smile.”
~ Author unknown
“If you’re not using your smile, you’re like a person with a million dollars in the bank and no checkbook.”
~Les Giblin
“Count your age by friends, count your life by smiles.”
~ Author Unknown, from Achieve Your Dreams
“All the statistics in the world can’t measure the warmth of a smile.”
~ Chris Hart
“People seldom [more…]

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Jennings’ volunteer Hank Kurdziel honored

Monday, July 6, 2015

Congratulations to volunteer Hank Kurdziel, who was selected as a 2015 Medical Mutual Statewide Outstanding Senior Volunteer Finalist. This year marked the 22nd year for the event, and 25 years of recognizing volunteers. The event honors senior citizen volunteers who enhance the lives of others through serving local communities. Hank was nominated by Kathy LiPuma, Supervisor of [more…]

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Spirituality and You: Independence Day

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

As we look forward to Independence Day, let’s reflect on what it means to be FREE:
In order to be free for life, we must quite simply be free from our small selves. St. Francis knew that Jesus was not at all interested in the usual “sin management” task that clergy love to think is their [more…]

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