August 2015

Motivated to feel better? Ready to improve your lifestyle? Join this FREE six-week workshop (2 1⁄2 hour weekly sessions) called Six Weeks to Better Choices: A Better You. Jennings will be offering an introductory hour session for anyone who might be interested and wishes to find out more.

Get the support you need, find practical ways to deal with pain and fatigue, set goals, discover better nutrition and exercise choices, understand new treatment choices, and learn better ways to talk with your doctor and family about your health.

We can help you live a healthier life, and maybe even reduce your health care costs, through the six-week Take Charge of Your Health workshop series. This also benefits people living with a chronic illness. The workshop has been shown to improve health and communication with doctors while reducing distress and helping manage symp- toms like fatigue, pain, and depression. Learn from trained leaders who understand firsthand what you are experiencing. Set your own weekly goals and make a step-by- step plan to improve your health—and your life!

Open to the community as well as those residing on the Jennings campus.

Find out more at our informational discussion!

  • Speaker: Jessica Barron, Fairhill Partners
  • Thursday, September 10 at 1:30pm
  • Every attendee to this session will be entered into a drawing to win a $25 gift card!
  • Refreshments will be served.
  • Transportation available to those living on the Jennings campus.
  • Register today for the informational discussion: Call Theresa at (216) 581-2900, ext. 2251 or use sign up form

*This program is made possible in part by an Older Americans Act Grant from Ohio Department of Aging through Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging and gifts to the Fairhill Partners Annual Fund. Licensed by Stanford University.

August 20 is Lemonade Day!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

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Pucker up all you sourpusses: August 20 is Lemonade Day. Legend has it that on this date in 1630, lemonade made its debut in Paris, France. The drink wasn’t merely a mix of lemons, sugar, and water, but was a fashionable concoction of sparkling water, lemon juice, and honey. Leave it to the French to turn lemons into something elegant.

These days lemonade enjoys seemingly endless variations. Pink lemonade adds a colorful dash of grenadine or a splash of pink juice from raspberries, watermelon, red grapefruit, cherries, or strawberries. Such herbs as mint, thyme, and basil or ginger root can be added to a glass for extra flavor. Adventurous types even dare to add spicy jalapeño peppers or Thai chilies. On really hot days, lemonade frozen into a slushy consistency can be eaten with a spoon like sorbet. And there’s even limeade, which substitutes limes for lemons. Since August is also Lemonade Stand Month, try selling some of those flavors for a quarter (or more) per cup.

Perhaps it’s no coincidence that Lucy Ware Webb Hayes, first lady and wife of U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes, was born on August 28, 1831—during a month now saturated with references to lemonade. As a supporter of the temperance movement, Lucy Hayes was dubbed “Lemonade Lucy.” She was a staunch supporter of her husband’s decision to ban all alcohol from state functions held at the White House. She was held up as an example of fine morality by the Women’s Christian Temperance Union. She took criticism of her views on temperance with good humor and was widely considered a popular and elegant hostess. Some even hailed her as a representative of the “new woman era” in America. That’s something we can all drink to…with lemonade of course.

Spirituality and You: Letting Go

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Don’t catch “Inability-to-Let-Go-it is!” Letting go of the past and old issues and experiences allows you to grow. If you find it hard to let go of the past, or if you find yourself frequently regretting past mistakes, remind yourself that you’d never be where you are without them. If that doesn’t work, whenever you [more…]

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Representative Howse visits Jennings

Monday, August 10, 2015

(August 10)—We were thrilled to welcome Representative Stephanie D. Howse​ for a visit to the Jennings campus. During her tour, she was able to see the variety of choices in residences and services for older adults as well as our on-site infant and child care, The Learning Circle.
Representative Stephanie D. Howse visits with a resident during [more…]

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Spirituality and You: Mindfulness

Monday, August 10, 2015

“The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.” ~ Henry Miller
This is the call to mindfulness…to be aware, to pay attention, to notice what (or WHO) we so often walk blindly by. Be mindful this week of the small things [more…]

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The Dog Days of Summer

Sunday, August 2, 2015

The hot and sultry days of summer, known as the “dog days,” stretch from July 3 to August 11. It was named by the ancient Romans, who observed that the “Dog Star” Sirius was most visible in the night sky during this steamy season.
It makes perfect sense, then, that August 2–8 is Assistance Dog Week, [more…]

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Immunization protects all of us: Don’t wait, vaccinate!

Sunday, August 2, 2015

In the United States, vaccines have greatly reduced infectious diseases that once routinely killed or harmed many infants, children, and adults. However, the viruses and bacteria that cause vaccine-preventable disease still exist and can be passed on to people who are not protected by vaccines. Every year, thousands of Americans still suffer serious health problems, [more…]

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