Jennings mourns Sister Patricia Raelene

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

in News

It is with great sadness that we share with you that our dearest Sister Patricia Raelene, Superior of the Sisters of the Holy Spirit, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 1st with family and friends at her side. We mourn the loss of her presence in our lives but have great hope in knowing that she is with the Lord and that her exceptional legacy will live on through each life she blessed.

Please see the link below for her obituary and arrangements.

Sister Patricia Raelene
Sister Patricia Raelene

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.


Feast of St. Joseph

Friday, March 19, 2021

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, [more…]

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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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Indoor family visits scheduled to begin October 12

Thursday, September 24, 2020

While Jennings has hosted outdoor visits since mid-summer, we know that the warm days are quickly fading in Northeast Ohio. On September 24, we are pleased to share that Ohio’s leadership announced a plan to enable families to have limited indoor visits with residents in assisted living and nursing home residences. Ohio Governor Mike DeWine [more…]

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Culinary services team cooks up birthday surprise

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

There are so many ways to make a person’s day. Juanita is celebrating her birthday while recovering at Jennings, and when the culinary services team heard that she wished she could have her favorite meal…they jumped into action. They prepared her favorite pork chop and potato, which she said was delicious and made her day!


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Governor repeats visiting restrictions (9/17/20)

Friday, September 18, 2020

While the Jennings staff welcomes the opportunity for families to visit their loved ones in a way that is safe, the ability to open indoor visitation has not yet been granted. Jennings will continue to follow the state and federal regulations pertaining to visiting.

Ohio Department of Aging Director Ursel McElroy stated last week that she [more…]

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Jennings recognizes volunteers with annual awards

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Jennings is honored to recognize the volunteers who selflessly give of their time and compassion. This year has changed our ability to welcome volunteers each day, and we miss their joyful participation in our ministry. Though pandemic did not allow us to celebrate with our annual volunteer luncheon, we continued with recognizing honorees for two [more…]

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Jennings creates “Love Thy Neighbor” face masks

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

One of the effective ways to slow the spread of the coronavirus is to cover your mouth and nose by wearing a face mask. Jennings now has face masks available for order!

The face mask is a soft, comfortable two-layer lightweight face mask. It features adjustable straps to wear around the [more…]

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