Caregiver Support Group
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Eliza Bryant Village, Inez Myer Senior Outreach Center, 7201 Wade Park Avenue
The Eliza Bryant Village Caregiver Support Group provides a safe space for caregivers to connect with new friends and learn tools and resources for coping with stress, anxiety and caring for aging adults.
Our Caregiver Support Group meets on the fourth Thursday of every month at 6:00 p.m. These meetings are open to the public and we invite you to join us to connect with our professional guest speaker, staff and view our center.
Respite is available upon request. Dinner is provided.
What should I expect at the Caregiver Support Meeting?
You should expect kindness, support, education, compassion and confidentiality at our Caregiver Support Meetings! When you arrive, our staff will welcome you and guide you to the correct meeting location.
Our Social Worker, Ms. Elizabeth Parker, will provide a welcome and overview about Eliza Bryant Village’s Inez Myers Adult Day Care & Senior Outreach Programs, as well as additional Village services. She will then allow attendees to introduce themselves followed by an introduction of the guest speaker.
Our guest speaker will proceed with either a brief discussion or an activity. The remaining time is allowed for questions and group discussion.
Call Elizabeth Parker, LSW, Adult Day Social Worker, to RSVP today: 216-658-1884
Voices of the Village at 2018 Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival
Friday, September 21, 2018, at 12:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 23, 2018, at 1:45 p.m.
Shaker Square Cinemas, 13116 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120
Tickets available soon!
Voices of the Village The documentary of Eliza Bryant Village’s history of caring for Cleveland’s African-American seniors for more than 122 years
A determined, caring African-American female heroine encounters financial challenges and societal stigma on her mission to care for Cleveland’s African American seniors. To overcome local and national economic hurdles and reduced resources, she turns to family, friends and influential community advocates to care for Greater Cleveland’s aging adults with dignity, respect and to create a community that feels like home.
Click here to view the full schedule for the 2018 Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival (GCUFF)
Eliza Bryant Village Auxiliary II 2018 Holiday Mart – Celebrating the Season
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Executive Caterers at Landerhaven, 61111 Mayfield Heights, OH 44124
10:00 a.m. – Lunch is served at Noon.
Eliza Bryant Village Auxiliary II will hold its 51st Annual Holiday Mart with this year’s theme, Celebrate the Season. Auxiliary II celebrates the season by giving, caring and sharing their time and efforts to host this festive event. Proceeds benefit Eliza Bryant Village and its mission “to provide quality services, outreach programs and a dignified, compassionate and secure living environment for seniors.”
The event includes a delicious lunch, an exciting fashion show, raffles, fantastic shopping among a variety of vendors. This is a wonderful opportunity to mingle with friends and more than 500 valued community members who support this annual celebration! Please join us!
Tickets cost $45. Donations accepted! All proceeds benefit Eliza Bryant Village and its mission “to provide quality services, outreach programs and a dignified, compassionate and secure living environment for seniors.”
Click here to view photos from last year’s 50th Anniversary Celebration!
Call Jean Allen-Jenkins, Financial Secretary of Auxiliary II and Board Member of Eliza Bryant Village, at 216-921-9175.
Eliza Bryant Village Auxiliary I hosted its 2018 Annual High Tea Luncheon at Executive Caterers at Landerhaven on Saturday, July 28, 2018.
This fun event helped to raise community awareness and financial support to help support our mission to “to provide quality services, outreach programs and a dignified, compassionate and secure living environment for seniors.” The theme for the event this year was It Takes a Village. For more than 122 years, Eliza Bryant Village has been providing quality healthcare, programs and services to aging adults and their caregivers in greater Cleveland – in large part due to the strong support of Board Members, staff, volunteers, foundations and private donors.
Thank you to everyone who was able to attend and/or contribute to this event that helps us improve the quality of lives for more than 1,200 seniors annually. The event featured keynote speaker WEWS News5 Cleveland anchorwoman and Emmy-Award winning journalist Danita Harris – WEWS Danita Harris, with live music entertainment by Obed “Obie” Shelton and a gracious and entertaining Master of Ceremonies Peter Lawson Jones , attorney, business consultant, professional actor, dramatist and former elected official, in addition to local shopping, a delicious lunch, a raffle, a hat parade and time to meet new friends.
Click here to view photos from the event.
Click here to learn more about Auxiliary I.
Eliza Bryant Village and Broadway School of Music and the Arts celebrated our elders as part of the 2018 Cleveland History Days on Saturday, June 30, 2018. The event, Finding Home: Untold Stories of Cleveland’s African-American Elders, was held at the Village and was attended by nearly 100 community members.
Elders from University Settlement and Fatima Family Center who participate in Broadway School of Music & the Arts Telling and Sharing More Stories program as well as elders from Eliza Bryant Villages’ Independent Senior Housing and Senior Outreach Program shared from their own experiences of the Great Migration, local neighborhood changes, and where “home” is beyond where they stay.
A video clip of the Villages’ documentary, Voices of the Village, gave a glimpse into the past to learn about Eliza Simmons Bryant, whose ground breaking work providing food and shelter for elderly African- Americans and paved the way for the full spectrum of services that Eliza Bryant Village provides today. Master storyteller Ms. Oluremi Ann Oliver from Broadway School of Music & the Arts directed the program and encouraged members the audience to share and reflect on their own “homes.”
“Often the stories of our African-American elders have been diminished, or worse yet, not been told at all,” said Barbara Bachtell, Executive Director. “Our storytelling program at senior sites throughout Cleveland gives these elders opportunity to tell their own stories while learning elements of the art of storytelling. Our program on June 30 allows these elders to tell their stories, in their own words, and allows us to benefit and learn from them.”
“The life of Eliza Simmons Bryant whose groundbreaking work caring for the aging African- American community in Cleveland is the story that inspires our mission and work on a daily basis,” said Danny R. Williams, JD, MNO, LNHA, President & CEO of Eliza Bryant Village. “Eliza Bryant Village has made its own place in history serving as the oldest-operating African American-founded long term care facility in the United States. We want the stories of our founder and our black elders to encourage our neighbors to advocate for a better community for all aging adults.”
Click here to watch video footage from the event, created by the Broadway School of Music & the Arts.
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