November 2016

Learn more about Jennings at Brecksville

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

in News

Jennings at Brecksville is a new development in Brecksville, Ohio, scheduled to open in spring 2017. The building will offer 74 assisted living residences. Three upcoming meetings are available to learn more about Jennings at Brecksville:

  • Saturday, 12/3 at 10:30a.m. at Jennings, 10204 Granger Road in Garfield Heights
  • Thursday, 12/8 at 1:00p.m. at Brecksville Library, 9089 Brecksville Road in Brecksville
  • Tuesday, 12/13 at 6:00p.m. at Brecksville Library, 9089 Brecksville Road in Brecksville

For details, call Lisa Brazytis at (216) 581-2900.

As we enter the holy season of Advent, the beginning of the liturgical year, people all over the world will join together in the spiritual journey toward Christ. This series will reflect upon different stages of life, beginning with life’s end, to the concerns of aging, to mid-life, to childhood and finally to the birth of the infant Jesus.

In the lectionary for the first Sunday of Advent, the prophet Isaiah calls us: “O house of Jacob, come, let us walk in the light of the Lord!” In Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus calls us to stay awake, to be prepared, to pay attention, to be ready. Life is unpredictable, he says. Be alert, “for you do not know on which day your Lord will come.”

We must learn how to live while we wait. We make our journey from the dark of uncertainty to the light of God. “Grant us thy peace,” we ask. Show us the way to the light.

It is midnight in the ICU. Lights are dimmed. The monitors make quiet beeping sounds. The staff walk quietly in soft-soled shoes, alert and ready to respond to their patients’ needs. The long night is ahead of them. The small waiting room shelters a family maintaining a vigil. Through the long night they fidget restlessly in chairs not fashioned for sleeping. As a long and loving life winds down, they prepare for the days to come after she is gone.

In his letter to the Romans, Saint Paul admonishes the followers of the Lord Jesus Christ to love one another in the time they have left to them. “And do this,” he says, “because you know the time; it is the hour now for you to awake from sleep. For our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed; the night is advanced, the day is at hand. … Put on the armor of light.”

Advent is about carrying our lives forward, yearning for the One who made us and has saved us. Our destination is with God. In the words of T.S. Eliot:
We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.


Reflection courtesy of Catholic Health Association:

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Together with the Sisters of the Holy Spirit, we wish you a happy Thanksgiving. We are grateful for your support and the privilege of providing exceptional, compassionate care every day.
A Thanksgiving Prayer, courtesy of Catholic Health Association:
Loving and gracious God,
your blessings are countless
and your love is never-ending.
As we celebrate this Thanksgiving,
we pray that you [more…]

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Jennings Home Care receives accreditation

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Jennings Home Care is pleased to announce that Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) has approved its accreditation. Jennings will begin to provide skilled nursing care at home as well as occupational, speech and physical therapy.
Achieving accreditation is a process where healthcare organizations demonstrate compliance with national standards. Accreditation by ACHC reflects an organization’s dedication and [more…]

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Jennings promotes #GivingTuesday Global Day of Giving on November 29

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Jennings is planning to show we care for #GivingTuesday, a global giving movement that has been driven by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. Since its founding in 2012, millions of people have come together to support and champion the causes they believe in and [more…]

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Jennings to receive grant funding for arts and culture

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Jennings has received a grant award from Cuyahoga Arts and Culture (CAC) of $9,730 for arts and culture funding. Jennings submitted an application for project support in the most recent grant cycle, and the funding will be used for Jennings’ Gateway to Culture programs in 2017. CAC announced that it will invest $14,573,833 in grants [more…]

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Spirituality and You: Blessings

Monday, November 14, 2016

Blessings abound when we slow down enough to see them clearly. They can be the simplest of things: a green sprout rising from loamy soil, a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day, a stranger who holds the door open for us, an unexpected phone call from a friend. In the era of “bigger is better,” [more…]

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Celebrating Veteran’s Day 2016

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Thank you, veterans! It was a privilege on Veterans’ Day to honor veterans at Jennings. While we are grateful to all who are currently serving or have served, we took the time to celebrate individuals who work, volunteer or receive services at Jennings.
Our celebration began with a flag folding ceremony indoors, followed by a wonderful [more…]

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OSHIIP offers Medicare benefit check-up

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Pondering your Medicare coverage options for 2017? The Ohio Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) counsels Medicare beneficiaries and caregivers about Medicare, Medicare supplements, Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D, and long-term care insurance.  Make sure the plan covers the drugs you need. Attend one of OSHIIP’s upcoming Check-up Day events so we can help you compare [more…]

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Beam raising for Jennings at Brecksville

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

All the good wishes were installed into place! The construction beam—signed by staff, visitors and individuals living or receiving services at Jennings—was hoisted into place by The Krill Co., Inc. on Tuesday, November 8. A few residents and staff members came to watch and celebrate the building’s progress.

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