October 2017

Local Volunteers Encouraged to Participate in Largest National Day of Community Service, Opportunities for All to Get Involved

Jennings announced plans to take part in Make A Difference Day on October 28, the largest national day of community service. Through Make A Difference Day, volunteers will join hundreds of other organizations around the country that are engaging their community in service.  Jennings is seeking volunteers to let residents know that they are still thought about and are valuable members of our community.

Jennings’ Volunteer Coordinator Laura Resecker is seeking volunteers to visit residents at Jennings from 10:00a.m. – noon on October 28. Volunteers can have simple conversations, enjoy a game, play music or other engaging ways to visit. “I have the pleasure of working in the residents’ home,” she said. “I see how visitors brighten their day, and I encourage people to experience how a conversation can make a difference for someone.” 

TEGNA and Points of Light have joined together to sponsor Make A Difference Day, which has been celebrated for more than two decades annually on the fourth Saturday in October. This national day of community service connects people with opportunities to serve, increases the strength of communities and promotes civic engagement. “Make A Difference Day has become an enduring tradition that brings people together, across differences, to help solve community problems,” said Tracy Hoover, CEO of Points of Light. “With projects throughout the country, it’s a great opportunity to start volunteering or, if you already volunteer, it’s a great time to invite a friend to join you.”

For details about making a difference at Jennings, contact Volunteer Coordinator Laura Resecker at (216) 581-2900, or visit https://www.makeadifferenceday.com/dashboard/project/jennings-makes-a-difference

Make a Difference Day

Make a Difference Day

Spirituality and You: Facing Change

Monday, October 23, 2017

in News

It comes at us constantly
sometimes in a whisper
like a falling leaf
sometimes like a river
roaring through a gorge.

It is all we know: change
all we are: ever-evolving
creatures of nature.
Next time you hear
the stubborn bray
of your donkey voice
resisting the horizon ahead
take a lesson from your Mother.

Watch how summer kneels down
when she hears the flutter of fall.
Notice how spring melts winter’s heart
with her tender burst of buds.

-Jan Philips

Hospitality: Cultivating Inclusion during Pastoral Care Week

Sunday, October 22, 2017

October 22-28 is a time to recognize the spiritual needs of those we serve and the spiritual care given through professional chaplaincy and pastoral counseling within our communities. Chaplains, pastoral care counselors, educators and care providers will share in this year’s theme, “Hospitality: Cultivating Inclusion.”
Regardless of spiritual, religious or cultural background, Pastoral Care Week celebrates [more…]

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Thanking physicians on the Feast of St. Luke

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

We celebrate the feast day of St. Luke, patron saint of physicians, on October 18 and celebrate physicians who continue to provide compassionate care. We are grateful for the physicians that care for individuals at Jennings, as well as the many other doctors and surgeons who touch our lives. St. Luke, care for their gentle [more…]

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Jennings Volunteer Chuck Morelli recognized

Friday, October 13, 2017

Congratulations to Jennings #volunteer Chuck! He was honored as a 2017 Medical Mutual Northeast Ohio Outstanding Senior Volunteer Platinum Award winner for his outstanding contributions as a volunteer. He was recognized during a luncheon Thursday, October 13 at Landerhaven, where all the finalists were announced for their service to the community.

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Residents pray for end to violence

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Feeling the weight of recent events, Jennings residents sought a way to take action. Sister Valerie Sweeney, Director of Mission and Ministry at Jennings, coordinated a prayer service that offered an activity of unity that also reflects Jennings’ value of compassion. All who wished to participate were invited to join, with residents also taking on [more…]

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Spirit and Splendor a success!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

We are still in awe and humbled by your generosity after taking this week to finish our work from Spirit and Splendor. What a way to celebrate our 75th anniversary! Thank you to everyone to sponsored, supported, attended and volunteered to make this event a tremendous success. With your support, our sixth annual event grossed [more…]

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Spirituality and You: Consciousness

Monday, October 9, 2017

Examination of Consciousness
Did you say only kind words today?
Did you remember your thoughts become your life?
Did you say thank you as often as you were grateful?
Did you shine your light?
Did you laugh out loud?
Did you sing?
Did you hug anyone?
Did you love your body?
Did you see yourself reflected in anyone?
Were you thankful?
Did you say it?
—Jan Phillips

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Jennings Hospice Volunteers

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Jennings is currently seeking volunteers to support individuals receiving support through Jennings Hospice. Hospice volunteers, as members of the hospice interdisciplinary team, provide specialized care and compassion with a focus on comfort, supportive care and enhancing quality of life.
Jennings currently has volunteer positions available. If you are interested in volunteering with Jennings Hospice, please contact [more…]

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