Eliza Simmons Bryant’s Legacy

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We often say every day is Black history day here at Eliza Bryant Village, and, while we truly believe and uphold that statement, we also want to use the momentum behind the nationally-recognized Black History Month to honor our visionary founder as a leader and pioneer in Black history – Eliza Simmons Bryant (1827-1907). Daughter […]

Beat the Blues with These Senior-Friendly Winter Hobbies

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Sometimes the winter blues can creep up on us before we even realize what’s happening.  We may experience a gloomy feeling throughout the cold months, though the reason isn’t completely understood; perhaps it’s the cold days that force you to spend more time indoors, or maybe it’s the fear of a weakened immune system.  Other […]

The Power Hour

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The Power Hour is Eliza Bryant Village’s newest program, presented in partnership with the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center. Designed to empower victims aged 50+ who have experienced sexual assault, stalking, domestic violence and dating violence, The Power Hour explores domestic abuse as well as the resources available to survivors in Cleveland. As part of this […]

Winter 2021 Voice of the Village Newsletter

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We are pleased to announce the newest edition of our newsletter, the Winter 2021 edition of Voice of the Village! It’s been a busy few months since our last newsletter – our award-winning Elder Justice Center turned 2 years old, we’ve  hired several new team members, our Adult Day participants have been exploring Cleveland…you should […]

Sir Spotsalot: A story of animals and healing

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While Eliza Bryant Village has traditionally been a resource for elders and their families, we recently found ourselves a refuge for a homeless cat! Dubbed Spot/Rorschach/Mr. Kitty, this feline befriended staff and guests alike. One day, he approached the resident “crazy cat lady” on staff, who noticed he was in desperate need of a vet […]

Eliza Bryant Village Keeps Older Adults Active with Field Trips Around Cleveland

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Contact: Megan Thompson, Director of External Relations – 216-658-1881, mthompson@elizabryant.org Cleveland, OH – Every day at Eliza Bryant Village we see the negative effects of COVID-19 on our senior community living in Cleveland’s Hough neighborhood. We know, through our one-on-one conversations with our participants, that, outside of the people with whom they live, often we […]

The United Black Fund of Greater Cleveland – Foundation Leadership Award Nominated by: Eliza Bryant Village

Congratulations to United Black Fund of Greater Cleveland for winning the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Cleveland Chapter’s 2021 Foundation Leadership Award! This award is much deserved. United Black Fund of Greater Cleveland demonstrates outstanding commitment to improving the health and well-being of vulnerable, underserved African American seniors. UBF accomplishes this goal by developing innovative […]

2021 Purple Ribbon Award Winner for Most Innovative Service – Elder Justice Center

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Contact: Megan Thompson, Director of External Relations – 216-658-1881, mthompson@elizabryant.org Cleveland, OH – Eliza Bryant Village’s Elder Justice Center is the winner of the 2021 DomesticShelters.org Purple Ribbon Award for Most Innovative Service. The Award was presented at the September 15, 2021 inaugural Purple Ribbon Awards Celebration, hosted by award-winning filmmaker Angela Shelton. Theresa’s Fund, […]