Kara Serger | Vice President of Human Resources
14701 Detroit Avenue | Suite 620
Lakewood, Ohio 44107
Eliza Jennings is a nonprofit organization that offers a range of services for today’s older adults. Whether you are seeking independent living in a secure community setting, searching for just the right assisted living environment or care in your own home, require rehabilitation or skilled nursing care, Eliza Jennings offers a solution for every need.
The Eliza Jennings legacy began in 1888 with the philanthropy of our benefactress, Eliza Wallace Jennings, who intended to care for women of need. 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.
With over 90 years of collective experience on our board of trustees, Eliza Jennings’ leadership brings extensive expertise in aging services and understanding to its role and responsibilities as a nonprofit organization.
Eliza Jennings is proud to be a six-time recipient of the NorthCoast 99 Award, honoring us as one of the 99 great workplaces for top talent in Northeast Ohio.
At Eliza Jennings, we affirm the dignity and individual worth of older adults and their right to attain the highest possible quality of life. We strive to nurture and sustain their physical, emotional, intellectual, social and spiritual health. We are committed to having a community in which every member is equally respected, valued and empowered.
Eliza Jennings Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitative Community is a 136-bed community in a Cleveland landmark building, located just outside of Lakewood on the RTA bus line. It offers a complete range of nursing services including respite, rehabilitative and long-term skilled nursing care in a warm and inviting household environment.
The Renaissance Retirement Campus is a fully accredited continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Olmsted Township. Located on a beautiful 164-acre campus with adjoining lakes and a golf course, it consists of apartments and villas for independent living, assisted living apartments and a skilled nursing center. Staff experience a friendly atmosphere through conversation and companionship with residents and co-workers.
Devon Oaks Assisted Living Community is located in Westlake located near I-90 and across from Crocker Park. It features 67 apartments in a gracious setting, as well as a 12-apartment memory support unit. Staff benefit from the support of their team member’s approach to their individual work activities.
Acacia Place Adult Day Center is located just outside of Lakewood on the RTA bus line. It is designed to serve the needs of physically and cognitively challenged older adults - providing daily programming and socialization opportunities such as stimulating activities, nutritious meals, assistance with medication, health care monitoring, grooming, rehabilitation and social interaction. The devoted staff are part of a caring team that provides high quality services.
Eliza Jennings Home and Community Based Services is designed to assist older adults who live independently in their homes. Caregivers bring intermittent and part-time services directly to the individual requiring assistance, including skilled nursing care, health assessments, family education on senior health, visits by social workers and home health aides, and therapies for older adults with physical, occupational or speech therapy needs.
"Eliza Jennings is a great place to work. Every day I am greeted by smiling faces. The bonds, be it between co-workers or with residents, is something I've never been around before. It leaves a lasting impression that you can't get anywhere else. When I leave for the day, I feel a degree of accomplishment and pride that I haven't had at any other job."
- John Rodemann | SAIDO Master Trainer Intern (2005)
"The Renaissance Retirement Campus recognizes hard work and dedication from its employees by providing them with knowledge and confidence to grow within the organization. Because of this,I have found both personal and professional fulfillment and enjoy coming to work every day."
- Diane Memmer | Senior Independent Living Sales Counselor (1996)
"I enjoy working at Devon Oak Assisted Living Community because I pride myself in helping and taking care of the residents. When I came here, I felt comfortable because I received respect from the organization."
- Needa Mustafa | Dietary Aid (2008)
"I enjoy coming to work at Acacia Place Adult Day Center because every day is different. The atmosphere is casual and the staff is compatible with each other. We have become a family.”
- Joan Kobie | Office Manager and Program Assistant (2003)
"I enjoy my job because it gives me the opportunity to encounter many different residents. It feels good to know that I am a helpful part of the older adults' everyday lives and I try to make our time together enjoyable and useful."
-Brenda Verbeke | Home Health Aide (2008)