Jennings is proud to announce that three staff members were recognized by LeadingAge Ohio, the state association of non-profit service providers, at the LeadingAge Ohio Annual Conference. Allison Q. Salopeck, President and CEO; Danielle Paluscsak, Director of Life Enrichment; and Lisa Brazytis, Director of Marketing were recognized with awards. LeadingAge Ohio is a nonprofit association that represents approximately 400 Ohio nonprofit care organizations who together serve more than 400,000 Ohioans daily and employ more than 35,000 persons statewide.

Jennings President and CEO Allison Q. Salopeck (left), who was honored by LeadingAge Ohio​ as Outstanding Executive. According to LeadingAge Ohio, “Allison helped transform Jennings Center for Older Adults into a model CCRC and has been a stalwart member of the LeadingAge Ohio Advocacy Committee and a valued mentor for those entering the profession, showcasing compassion and skill throughout her organization and profession.”

Director of Life Enrichment, Danielle Paluscsak, was honored with LeadingAge Ohio’s Excellence in Caring Award. “Whether creating magical memories through creative resident activities or helping married residents renew their vows, Danielle ensures those they serve have multiple outlets to live rich, fulfilling lives. She also serves as the LeadingAge Ohio Northeast Region Art and Writing Coordinator.”

Director of Marketing, Lisa Brazytis, honored with the LeadingAge Ohio Chair’s Citation Award. “Lisa continually shares Jennings’ commitment to quality, person-centered services through multiple channels. It is her electronic media usage, including inspirational videos, that truly captures the spirit of Jennings’ mission-driven services and her own passion for those Jennings serves.”

In addition to staff recognition, Jennings had much activity at the annual conference of LeadingAge Ohio.  Some of our staff members attended this two-day conference (Sept. 10-11), attending workshops, sharing ideas and best practices, and celebrating accomplishments.

LeadingAge Ohio is a nonprofit organization that represents approximately 400 nonprofit long-term care organizations located in more than 150 Ohio towns and cities, as well as those providing ancillary health care and housing services. Member organizations serve more than 400,000 elderly Ohioans daily and employ more than 35,000 persons statewide. Not-for-profit providers of senior services include senior housing, both subsidized and market rate, adult day care, home- and community-based services, assisted living and skilled nursing. A majority of members are faith-based and provide many or all of these services.

The stars are out! Five Jennings staff members were honored by our state advocacy association, LeadingAge Ohio, as LeadingAge Ohio STARS. The Jennings staff members — Rhonda Casey, Theresa Oliver-Barber, Elizabeth Robicheaux, Jodi Spiegel and Dawnne Timko— were selected through the Stars program, which annually recognizes non-management staff of not-for-profit providers of services for older Ohioans who have been nominated by staff, residents, clients or family members for fulfilling the not-for-profit mission and vision every day with their dedicated exemplary service. The 2015 stars were honored at luncheons in LeadingAge Ohio’s five Ohio districts.

The staff stars attended a gourmet lunch and were showered with commemorate gifts-professional photographs, lapel pins, awards certificates, and copies of all the nomination forms submitted for them. “These outstanding staff members consistently exemplify our mission and values in their everyday work.” said Denise Smudla, Director of Human Resources at Jennings. “We congratulate them on this well-deserved recognition and thank them for the positive impact they have on those we serve each day.”

LeadingAge Ohio Stars events are designed to recognize special staff members with a much-deserved day of honor and celebration.

Jennings staff members honored as LeadingAge Ohio Stars 2015

Jennings staff members honored as LeadingAge Ohio Stars 2015 (one not pictured).


Jennings Center for Older Adults honored for Excellence in Quality Senior Living

Friday, May 23, 2014

On Thursday, May 22, 2014 The Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing (OCCH) honored Jennings Center for Older Adults with the Excellence in Quality Senior Living Award. The award was presented at OCCH’s Partner Luncheon at Renaissance Cleveland Hotel in Columbus, Ohio.
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CEO Martha M. Kutik mentorship, leadership acclaimed with receipt of Heller Award

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Jennings Center for Older Adults is proud to congratulate its Chief Executive Officer Martha M. Kutik on her receipt of Menorah Park Center for Senior Living’s 2013 Dr. Arnold L. Heller Memorial Award. Martha was presented with the award on December 3 at Menorah Park’s annual meeting.
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