January 2017

Three upcoming meetings are available to learn more about Jennings at Brecksville. Jennings staff will show architectural renderings of the building, photos, layouts of the suites, and floor plans. We will also discuss amenities, services, rates and the application process. We will present the same information at each meeting; individuals do not need to attend all meetings. Reservations are not required. Meeting dates are: 

  • Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 1:30p.m. 
    Brecksville Library, 9089 Brecksville Rd., Brecksville
  • Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 6:00p.m.
    Brecksville Library, 9089 Brecksville Rd., Brecksville
  • Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 11:00a.m.
    Jennings Auditorium, 10204 Granger Rd., Garfield Hts.

Enjoying hobbies

Thursday, January 26, 2017

in 75th Anniversary, News

Monsignor Ivanko encourages a resident to pursue his hobby.

Since January is National Hobby Month, our history photo shows a resident pursuing his hobby with encouragement from Monsignor Michael Ivanko (at right), Director from 1948-1968. Since our inception, it has been important to us that individuals continue to pursue their passions and discover new interests. #75years

Volunteers warm hearts and hands at Jennings

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

We are grateful to the St. Columbkille Good Samaritan Warm Up America Club #volunteers for donating their time and talent! They handcrafted these amazing afghans and lap blankets for residents. Our staff is thrilled to share these beautiful gifts.
Director of Adult Day Services Brenda Carothers (left) and Director of Development Sara Adamo (right) [more…]

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Spirituality and You: Wisdom

Monday, January 23, 2017

This week Sister Valerie Sweeney invites us to look at some proverbs from other countries. Can you find the wisdom that each one contains?

“In the midst of great joy, do not promise anyone anything. In the midst of great anger, do not answer anyone’s letter.” (Chinese)
“The reverse side also has a reverse side.” (Japanese)
“It is [more…]

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Regaining strength and celebrating abilities

Thursday, January 19, 2017

A consistent part of Jennings’ history has been helping individuals regain their strengths and celebrate their abilities. In this photo, Sister Mary Therese helps a resident with her therapy. #75years
(c) Jennings

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Jennings to hold community meetings to discuss Jennings at Brecksville

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Crews are hard at work bringing Jennings at Brecksville to life. With the mild fall and winter, the team was able to close the building’s exterior and focus on interior progress. We invite you to attend a community meeting to hear about this progress.
Jennings staff will show architectural renderings of the building, photos, layouts of [more…]

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Spirituality and You: Promoting peace and unity

Monday, January 16, 2017

As we celebrate Martin Luther King Day, this quote still speaks strongly a half-century after his death:
“We’ve learned to fly the air like birds, we’ve learned to swim the seas like fish, and yet we haven’t learned to walk the earth as brothers and sisters.” -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
What can you do today to [more…]

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History milestone: Jennings celebrates anniversary of adding assisted living and adult day services

Friday, January 13, 2017

January 13, 2003 marked the dedication of a Jennings expansion: the addition of assisted living, adult day services and an on-site wellness center. It reflected our commitment to residential and community-based services. Jennings held a dedication ceremony to bless the new assisted living and adult day services. Bishop Anthony Pilla, surrounded by Jennings’ board members and management team, welcomed guests, [more…]

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Built with repurposed brick

Friday, January 6, 2017

An ideal story of repurposing. These bricks are from the second Jennings Hall building, erected after the first was destroyed by fire in 1946. They were originally from St. John the Evangelist Cathedral in Cleveland, which underwent extensive reconstruction in the 1940s.

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Our namesake: Monsignor Gilbert P. Jennings

Monday, January 2, 2017

Father Gilbert P. Jennings
Our namesake, Monsignor Gilbert Patrick Jennings, as a young man. Monsignor Gilbert Patrick Jennings, envisioned a safe, comfortable and affordable home for individuals who would not otherwise be able to provide for themselves. Through the monetary gift he designated in his will (our first planned gift!), Jennings Hall was established in [more…]

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