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.
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Eliza deeds 7 1/2 acres on Detroit Avenue.
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The original Eliza Jennings home opens.
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The current Eliza Jennings Home opens adjacent to the original building.
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The Renaissance Retirement Campus opens in Olmsted Township, Ohio.
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Devon Oaks, a 66-apartment assisted living community opens in Westlake,Ohio.
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Eliza Jennings begins offering the ground-breaking SAIDO Learning memory support.
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UPCOMING EVENT – Making the Move to Assisted Living

Are you experiencing difficulty managing your day-to-day activities? Are you worried about a family member who may need your assistance and support? Join us at Devon Oaks Thursday, October 26 at 6:00 pm to learn when it may be time to consider assisted living. Meet with knowledgeable professionals who can offer answers and advice. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP Read the Rest…

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UPCOMING EVENT – Free Medicare Open Enrollment Counseling Devon Oaks Assisted Living

Call for appointment-no walk-in service November 7th 2017 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 Nov. 7th to help you review your insurance and answer Read the Rest…

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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…

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