September 2016

Spirituality and You: Home

Monday, September 26, 2016

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This story is told by Rabbi Albert Lewis. A soldier’s little girl was sitting at the train station with her family and their meager belongings. Her father was being transferred. A woman passed by. Seeing the little girl sitting there, she patted her on the head and said, “You poor child. You haven’t got a home.” The little girl replied, “But we have a home. We just don’t have a house to put it in yet.”

What does HOME mean to you? Is it a place or people or a feeling you carry within you? Hopefully you can create HOME wherever you may be.


Contributed by Sister Valerie Sweeney, SND, Director of Mission and Ministry at Jennings

Jennings celebrates new centenarian

Saturday, September 24, 2016

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Congratulations to Irene, who celebrated her 100th birthday this weekend! This lovely lady enjoyed her birthday with family, staff and neighbors.

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Jennings Hospice receives accreditation

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Jennings proudly announces its approval of accreditation status by Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for Jennings Hospice.
Achieving accreditation is a process where healthcare organizations demonstrate compliance with national standards. Accreditation by ACHC reflects an organization’s dedication and commitment to meeting standards that facilitate a higher level of performance and patient care.
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Celebrating National Assisted Living Week

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

September 11-17 we celebrate  National Assisted Living Week®, created by the National Center for Assisted Living to demonstrate our nation’s appreciation of the unique individuals who reside in assisted living communities and the staff members and volunteers who deliver care every day. The 2016 theme, “Keep Connected,” encourages opportunities for residents to take advantage of the latest [more…]

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Spirituality and You: Asking Why

Monday, September 12, 2016

On Sunday, September 11th we observed the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in New York, Washington DC, and Pennsylvania. We still struggle to answer the question WHY these attacks took place and WHY so many innocent people died. The following reflection reminds us that while WHY is a normal question to ask, it must [more…]

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Happy Grandparents Day!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

(September 11, 2016)–On Grandparents Day we honor the love, wisdom and experience given by grandparents who enrich our lives. It’s a great opportunity to reconnect or learn about and document your family’s history and legacy. Jennings celebrates families with special activities this afternoon. Visit for ideas about celebrating or connecting generations.
What is the history? According to the [more…]

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Do Catholics Worship Saints?

Thursday, September 8, 2016

by Sister Valerie Sweeney, SND
After the Canonization of Mother Teresa on September 4, some people have asked: Do Catholics worship saints?
The answer is no.
Catholics adore and worship only God. God is the Supreme Being who creates, redeems, and sanctifies us. God alone deserves our worship and adoration.
Catholics VENERATE or honor the saints, who are people who have [more…]

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How a Computer Training Game Reduced Dementia Risk by 48%

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

by Geralyn Magan of : A computer-based brain exercise called “speed-of-processing training” could cut the risk of developing dementia by as much as 48%, according to a new study presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in July. Speed-of-processing training involves computer exercises that get users to visually process information more quickly.
The startling statistics come from an [more…]

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Spirituality and You: Canonization of Mother Teresa

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Mother Teresa of Calcutta was declared a saint on Sunday, September 4, 2016. Her life of simplicity and care for the poor and vulnerable was an inspiration to many. We pray to her today, to help us follow her example. Here are a few quotes from Mother Teresa. Which one speaks strongest to you?
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