Historical Timeline

Eliza Jennings Through the Years

The Eliza Jennings legacy began in 1887 with the philanthropy of our benefactress, Eliza Wallace Jennings, who opened a home in 1888 intending to care for women of all ages. Eliza’s legacy of philanthropy and concern for older adults lives today, more than 125 years later, as a cornerstone of our organization and in our mission to serve older adults.

Explore Eliza Jennings rich history in contrast with the growing world by exploring the timeline below:


Elizabeth (Eliza) Wallace is born in Belfast, Ireland.
Read more


Eliza deeds 7 1/2 acres on Detroit Avenue.
Read more


The original Eliza Jennings home opens.
Read more


The current Eliza Jennings Home opens adjacent to the original building.
Read more


The Renaissance Retirement Campus opens in Olmsted Township, Ohio.
Read more


Devon Oaks, a 66-apartment assisted living community opens in Westlake,Ohio.
Read more


Eliza Jennings begins offering the ground-breaking SAIDO Learning memory support.
Read more


UPCOMING EVENT – Free Welcome to Medicare 2017 Event – Devon Oaks

Free Welcome to Medicare 2017 Event Thursday, June 8, 2017 4:00 PM If you are a new or soon-to-be beneficiary, or have questions about coverage for yourself or a family member, come to a free Welcome to Medicare 2017 Event at Devon Oaks Assisted Living, an Eliza Jennings Community, 2345 Crocker Road in Westlake. Learn about Medicare benefits, supplemental insurance Read the Rest…

Learn More......


Medicare health and drug plans change every year! Are you keeping up? Open Enrollment is Oct. 15 – Dec. 7, and it’s your time to review your coverage. Counselors from the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) will be here on Dec. 1 to help you review your insurance and answer any questions about your Medicare coverage. Schedule an Read the Rest…

Learn More......

SAIDO Learning in the New York Times

“Programs like SAIDO Learning, which was developed in Japan to address working memory in the prefrontal cortex through handwriting, math and reading out loud, offer other benefits and may help slow memory loss and other normal symptoms of aging.” Read more in this New York Times article.

Learn More......