June 2017

Individuals awarded for art merit

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

in News

The Northeast Regional Leading Age Ohio Art and Writing Show held last month was a success. There were 7 communities that participated in the event. A total of 300 pieces from various categories were displayed on June 15, 2017 for guests to view and enjoy. Jennings alone had 45 pieces on display. Below is the list of winners from Jennings:

  • Special Fine Art Honorable Mention: Serenity by Dorothy M
  • Fine Art II 2nd Place: Mary by Paul G.
  • Wearable Art 1st Place: Pink Hoodie by Dolores K
  • Woven Art Honorable Mention: Grab & Go Bag by Dolores D
  • Jewelry 1st Place: Falling Leaves by Verna Y
  • Needle Art 2nd Place: A friend at rest by Dorothy M
  • Special Cooperative Art Honorable Mention: Nature’s Beauty by Adult Day Services Group
  • Special Cooperative Art 1st Place: Colorful Community by Cozy Corner Group
  • Special 3 D 2nd Place: Button Tree by Sister Margaret Mary
  • Special 3 D Honorable Mention: “A” is for Anna by Anna O
  • Woodworking 1st Place: Light of my Life by Donald T
  • Writing 2nd Place: A Scene of Nature by Jennings Poetry Group
  • Writing Honorable Mention: The Downfall of Eve by Olga H
  • People’s Choice Award: My Cup Floweth Over by Mary M

Congratulations to all! Art and writing that took first place awards will move on to the state competition at the annual LeadingAge Ohio annual conference in September.

Click here for samples of the artwork.


Mission and Ministry Matters:

Sunday, June 11, 2017

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We’re all looking for words of wisdom to help us live each day well. Jennings Director of Mission and Ministry Sister Valerie Sweeney, SND provided quotes by the Dalai Lama, which go from A to Z with powerful suggestions for self-improvement. You might want to take one line a day to reflect on and integrate it into your life. There is enough wisdom here to last a lifetime!

A – Avoid negative sources, people, places, things and habits

B – Believe in yourself

C – Consider things from every angle

D – Don’t give up and don’t give in

E – Enjoy life today, yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never come

F – Family and friends are hidden treasures, seek them and enjoy their riches

G – Give more than you planned to

H – Hang on to your dreams

I – If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door

J – Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it

K – Keep trying no matter how hard it seems

L – Love yourself

M – Make it happen

N – Never lie, cheat or steal

O – Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values

P – Practice makes perfect

Q – Quality not quantity in everything you do

R – Read, study and learn about everything important in your life

S – Stop procrastinating

T – Take control of your own destiny

U – Understand yourself in order to better understand others

V – Visualize it and focus

W – When you lose, don’t lose the lesson

X – Xcellence in all your efforts

Y – You are unique in all God’s creations, nothing can replace you

Z – Zero in on your target and go for it


Live one day at a time and make it a masterpiece.” Dalai Lama


Spirituality and You: Prayer

Monday, June 5, 2017

For Jesus, prayer seems to be a matter of waiting in love, returning to love, trusting that love is the unceasing stream of reality. Prayer isn’t primarily words; it’s a place, an attitude, a stance. That’s why Paul could say, “Pray unceasingly” (1 Thessalonians 5:17). If we think of prayer as requiring words, it is [more…]

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Pentecost: Sisters of the Holy Spirit Feast Day

Sunday, June 4, 2017

“Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love.” A blessed feast day to the Sisters of the Holy Spirit, our sponsor. “The Holy Spirit—the Spirit of mission—guides and strengthens our witness to Christ” (Second Vatican Council, Decree on the Church’s Missionary Activity [Ad Gentes], no. [more…]

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Residents elect Resident Council Officers

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Residents installed their new slate of officers on June 1, 2017. The purpose of the Resident Council is to give residents greater participation in affairs within their own home, to make suggestions for improvements, to assist the administration and management in providing better services and programs, to promote friendship, charity and understanding, to increase communications [more…]

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