April 2017

Jennings can provide more complete and complex physical therapy with its AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill®. Thanks to its precise unweighting technology, therapists can reduce gravity’s impact by selecting any weight between 20% and 100% of the patient’s body weight by 1% increments. Patients can rehabilitate with less pain while reducing the risk of further injury, which may enable them to heal faster. Information and links to case studies in gait training for neurological patients, recovery from bilateral hip resurfacing, atrophy, functional decline, total knee and more can be found at www.jenningscenter.org/alter-g or by calling Hospital Liaison Jenny Cerutti at (216) 581-2900.

Spirituality and You

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

in Blog, News

Eleven Ways to Practice Resurrection Now

  1. Refuse to identify with negative, blaming, antagonistic, or fearful thoughts (though you cannot stop “having” them.)
  2. Apologize when you hurt another person or situation.
  3. Undo your mistakes by some positive action toward the offended person or situation.
  4. Do not indulge or believe your False Self—that which is concocted by your mind and society’s expectations.
  5. Choose your True Self—your radical union with God—as often as possible throughout the day.
  6. Always seek to change yourself before trying to change others.
  7. Choose as much as possible to serve rather than be served.
  8. Whenever possible, seek the common good over your mere private good.
  9. Give preference to those who are in pain, excluded, or disabled in any way.
  10. Seek just systems and policies rather than mere charity for others.
  11. Never doubt that it is all about love in the end!

–Richard Rohr, “Immortal Diamond”


Spirituality and You is a contribution by Jennings’ Director of Mission and Ministry, Sister Valerie Sweeney, SND.

National Health Care Decisions Week: A time to discuss advanced directives

Monday, April 17, 2017

It’s National Healthcare Decisions Week , have you had a conversation with the people you love?
Jennings and Jennings Hospice, along with other national, state and community organizations, are taking part in an effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making—an effort that has culminated in the formal designation [more…]

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Happy Easter!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

From everyone at Jennings, we wish you a happy and blessed Easter.
Easter Reflection: This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad. Alleluia!
Psalm 118
They woke up one morning beside each other as they had for fifteen years. The scent of last night’s acrid argument lingered in the corners of the [more…]

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Reflection for Palm Sunday

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Mary took a liter of costly perfumed oil made from genuine aromatic nard and anointed the feet of Jesus and dried them with her hair.
John 12:3
After Peg’s father died, she rummaged through parts of his house preparing it for sale. When Peg was a child, the bottom drawer of the china closet was always her [more…]

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New member of centenarian club!

Friday, April 7, 2017

We welcomed another member to the centenarian club today! A very special happy 100th birthday to Eleanor. Her daughters celebrated her big day by throwing a party and inviting family, residents and staff members. There wasn’t a dry eye as they lovingly complimented their mom and praised the staff who cares for her.

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Reflection for fifth week of Lent

Sunday, April 2, 2017

I will keep my covenant with you … to be your God and the God of your descendants after you.
Genesis 17:7
The golden June morning had broken bright and warm through the hospital windows. With its breaking, the attending physician and chaplain had received a page. Dorothy had taken an unexpected turn. She was struggling both [more…]

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