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Congratulations to Jennings’ Getting Ahead graduates! Jennings’ new Getting Ahead program is a new series of brief workshops designed to help Jennings staff members discover their potential and remove barriers that might be getting in the way of their dreams. It is just one of the free benefits for staff members.

Our first graduating class at Jennings were recognized at a graduation party. They received a Getting Ahead certificate of completion and many resources and tools to take with them. The graduates highly recommend this class as they talked about the many ways it benefited them. Already they have found ways to simplify and make their lives better. The class helped them understand where they were currently at and where they wanted to go. It helped them to identify their stressors and how to overcome them. It provided them many tools to purchase a car, to get into a different apartment and to find solutions to everyday challenges. Most important is the trusting, lasting friendships they gained with their fellow students who attended the class.

Best wishes to our graduates!

#DiscoveryOfPotential #CareerGoals #DreamBig

History Photos: Bowl-a-thon!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

in 75th Anniversary, News

Bowl-a-thon! The Sisters of the Holy Spirit and Jennings hosted these fun annual events a couple decades ago. Sister Margaret Mary is enjoying a game here, but the events also included local celebrities like Cleveland Indians ball players and some Cleveland Browns. If you attended, share a memory with us!

Sisters in Paraclete Park

Monday, July 17, 2017

It’s a beautiful summer day near Cleveland, so we couldn’t resist a history photo of these lovely Sisters of the Holy Spirit strolling through the gardens of Our Paraclete Park (c.2004). In the foreground is Sister Loretta, followed by Sister Margaret Mary (left) and Sister Philomena (right).
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Spirituality and You

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Eleven Ways to Practice Resurrection Now

Refuse to identify with negative, blaming, antagonistic, or fearful thoughts (though you cannot stop “having” them.)
Apologize when you hurt another person or situation.
Undo your mistakes by some positive action toward the offended person or situation.
Do not indulge or believe your False Self—that which is concocted by your mind and society’s [more…]

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Our History: Monsignor Jennings’ vision is fulfilled.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

1942 Dedication. Friends of the Sisters of the Holy Spirit and supporters joined us for the dedication as Bishop James McFadden presided. #75years
1942 Dedication

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Celebrating History: Sister Philomena

Thursday, February 16, 2017

In honor of pitchers and catchers reporting, we remember our beloved Sister Philomena attending a Cleveland Indians game. She was a big fan, watching her team on television or listening to them on the radio. #75years
Sister Philomena, CSSp, attends a Cleveland Indians baseball game (2010). (c)Jennings

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Our history: intergenerational programs

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Visitors are sometimes surprised to see children at Jennings and find out that we established The Learning Circle infant and child care on the campus. The seed was planted decades ago when we realized how much joy children can bring. With a small daily preschool (as shown here) in the 90s, we began #intergenerational activities. [more…]

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Enjoying hobbies

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Monsignor Ivanko encourages a resident to pursue his hobby.
Since January is National Hobby Month, our history photo shows a resident pursuing his hobby with encouragement from Monsignor Michael Ivanko (at right), Director from 1948-1968. Since our inception, it has been important to us that individuals continue to pursue their passions and discover new interests. [more…]

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Regaining strength and celebrating abilities

Thursday, January 19, 2017

A consistent part of Jennings’ history has been helping individuals regain their strengths and celebrate their abilities. In this photo, Sister Mary Therese helps a resident with her therapy. #75years
(c) Jennings

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History milestone: Jennings celebrates anniversary of adding assisted living and adult day services

Friday, January 13, 2017

January 13, 2003 marked the dedication of a Jennings expansion: the addition of assisted living, adult day services and an on-site wellness center. It reflected our commitment to residential and community-based services. Jennings held a dedication ceremony to bless the new assisted living and adult day services. Bishop Anthony Pilla, surrounded by Jennings’ board members and management team, welcomed guests, [more…]

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