March 2021

Jennings is proud to offer many opportunities for residents and staff to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and we have taken advantage of Ohio’s programs, such as the Rapid Response Team clinics for independent living residents and the new Vaccine Maintenance programming. In fact, Jennings has held vaccine clinics each month since the vaccine was introduced in December. We feel it is important to be good stewards of the vaccine so that none goes to waste, and as such not all of our locations are large enough to sustain an ongoing vaccine maintenance program. All staff and residents at all Jennings locations have access to participate in our Vaccine Maintenance Program by signing up through one portal that we manage though our largest site, our Jennings Hall nursing home. Like several non-profit continuum of care organizations, it is the more efficient and timely way to sign up enough people at once to make the clinic effective and without waste. We appreciate Governor Mike DeWine‘s diligence in making vaccines accessible and look forward to the state records being corrected to reflect Jennings’ full participation in the vaccine maintenance program.

The vaccine maintenance program enables us to offer vaccines on a rolling basis, for new staff or residents who have not already received the vaccine. Unfortunately, this information was not accurately represented in state data that was reported by local news stations.

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Feast of St. Joseph

Friday, March 19, 2021

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March 19 celebrates the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary and patron saint of fathers, patron of the home, and patron of carpenters.

The photo is a statue in our Paraclete Park, located on Jennings’ Garfield Heights campus. This prayer to Saint Joseph—spouse of the Virgin Mary, foster father of Jesus, and patron saint of the universal Church—was composed by Pope Leo XIII. (published by United States Conference of Catholic Bishops )

Prayer to Saint Joseph

To you, O blessed Joseph,
do we come in our tribulation,
and having implored the help of your most holy Spouse,
we confidently invoke your patronage also.
Through that charity which bound you
to the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God
and through the paternal love
with which you embraced the Child Jesus,
we humbly beg you graciously to regard the inheritance
which Jesus Christ has purchased by his Blood,
and with your power and strength to aid us in our necessities.

O most watchful guardian of the Holy Family,
defend the chosen children of Jesus Christ;
O most loving father, ward off from us
every contagion of error and corrupting influence;
O our most mighty protector, be kind to us
and from heaven assist us in our struggle
with the power of darkness.
As once you rescued the Child Jesus from deadly peril,
so now protect God’s Holy Church
from the snares of the enemy and from all adversity;
shield, too, each one of us by your constant protection,
so that, supported by your example and your aid,
we may be able to live piously, to die in holiness,
and to obtain eternal happiness in heaven.
Amen.

Sister Patricia Raelene

Thursday, March 18, 2021

We know that friends of Jennings have also loved our dear Sister Patricia Raelene. So many have inquired about her recently, and she has given us permission to share that after her courageous previous fight, regrettably her cancer returned. We humbly ask for your prayers for her and respect her wishes for privacy. She said, [more…]

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Jennings’ Virtual Speaker Series: Planning for Senior Years, When Plans Change

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Join us for the second speaker in Jennings’ 2021 Virtual Speaker Series. Planning for your future can be confusing and overwhelming. Consulting with experts in the field can translate into a positive set of plans for your next chapter. Join us for a thoughtful discussion focused on planning for your senior years, and what happens [more…]

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