March 2020

We were blessed to connect with Lake Catholic High School President Mark Crowley, who dropped off goggles the school gathered from their science labs along with a few boxes of gloves for our staff. Mr. Crowley generously delivered them to Allison Quick Salopeck, President and CEO at Jennings, who is an alumna of Lake Catholic and parent of a current senior student.

Later this week, Jennings will be accepting face shields at cost from Lake Catholic junior John Olenik. Through this connection so far 3,000 face shields will be provided to other Northeast Ohio senior living organizations.

#community #blessed #gratitude #SmallActsGreatLove

April is National Poetry Month. We invite you to join the Jennings community in writing poetry and prose throughout the month.

Our daily poetry prompts will spark your creativity in the spirit of others involved in Jennings’ Poetry Project. Whether you are a novice writer or a pro, we hope you will consider sharing your work with our community as we write our way through April!

Each day we will post to our web site and Facebook page. Visit for the prompts and for a journal you can download and print. You can contribute too! Email your work to or post directly to Facebook page at if you would like yours published too!

Essential staff

Sunday, March 22, 2020

March 22, 2020—Governor Mike DeWine announced that the Ohio Department of Health issued an order to stay at home as of March 23, 2020 at 11:59p.m. Please be reassured that Jennings is considered an essential business, and Jennings staff will continue to serve residents with quality, compassionate care. Thank you, Jennings staff, as you continue [more…]

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Family Update March 19, 2020

Friday, March 20, 2020

Brecksville | Chardon | Garfield Heights | Shaker Heights

Dear Residents and Family members,

We hope you are all healthy and managing well as each day brings change. Our priority is the health and wellness of individuals we serve and the staff who serves them. Jennings staff, like the rest of the world, continues to [more…]

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Child care services update

Thursday, March 19, 2020

As of the end of the day – Thursday, March 19, 2020 – The Learning Circle will temporarily suspend care for all children except children of Jennings staff members, health care workers and emergency responders.We are grateful for the relationships we have developed, and we pray for everyone’s continued wellness.

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Jennings temporarily suspends adult day services

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Jennings has made the difficult decision that we will need to temporarily suspend adult day services through April 1, 2020. As you know from everything in the news, it has become increasingly important to have physical distance from one another to stop the spread of COVID-19. We have consulted with our medical director and considered [more…]

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Saturday, March 14, 2020

It has been an unimaginable week for all of us. As an organization and as a nation, we have had to make difficult decisions and learn at a rapid pace. We know this is especially difficult for residents and families; our amazing staff shares this weight. But when we turn to Jennings’ values – respect, [more…]

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Family update

Friday, March 13, 2020

March 13, 2020

Dear friends and family members,

Thank you for your support and compassion
with our priority to maintain the health, wellness and safety of your loved

For Assisted Living and
Nursing Home Residents: Effective immediately, Jennings prohibits all visitors
from entering every building where we provide assisted living and nursing home
care. This is in accordance
with a pending order from [more…]

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Coronavirus Communication 3/11/2020

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

A Message from Jennings’ President and CEO Allison Q. Salopeck: You have likely heard that Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been confirmed in Cuyahoga County, Ohio by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH). While Jennings does not have any cases of COVID-19 in our communities, we are heightening infection control practices as recommended by the Centers for [more…]

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Visiting precautions 3/8/2020

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Jennings staff, like the rest of the world, continues to monitor the ever-changing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. We are in communication with local, state and national organizations for strategies to detect and prevent the spread of COVID-19 as well as other viruses like influenza. The elderly and people with compromised immune systems are the most vulnerable.

In [more…]

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