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:

1809

Elizabeth (Eliza) Wallace is born in Belfast, Ireland.
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1887

Eliza deeds 7 1/2 acres on Detroit Avenue.
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1888

The original Eliza Jennings home opens.
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1925

The current Eliza Jennings Home opens adjacent to the original building.
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1989

The Renaissance Retirement Campus opens in Olmsted Township, Ohio.
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2000

Devon Oaks, a 66-apartment assisted living community opens in Westlake,Ohio.
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2013

Eliza Jennings begins offering the ground-breaking SAIDO Learning memory support.
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News/Events

UPCOMING EVENT – Devon Oaks

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…

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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.

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