• 7201 Wade Park Ave, Cleveland, OH 44103
  • Phone: (216) 361-6141
  • Email Address: info@elizabryant.org

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“Living the Mission” Day for John Carroll University at Eliza Bryant Village

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John Carroll University's Living the Mission Day at Eliza Bryant Village!

On Thursday, August 25th, Eliza Bryant Village welcomed approximately 65 John Carroll first year students to assist in various service projects around The Village. This was a part of John Carroll University's "Living the Mission" Day where all John Carroll first year students engaged in an activity as part of orientation week.

The volunteers were extremely helpful as The Village worked to prepare for the upcoming 120th Anniversary Celebration Kickoff to be held on Sunday, August 28th. They assisted in cleaning our grounds; painting and playing bingo with our residents; and preparing for our anniversary celebration kickoff by helping to fold programs and create poster board welcoming our guests.

Our residents truly appreciated their time in The Village and many of the students were excited to come back in the Fall for their weekly service commitment through the Center for Service and Social Action at John Carroll University.

Thank you to the organizers, JP Graulty and Samantha Cocco, and the first year John Carroll students! We wish them the absolute best as they embark upon their post secondary journey!

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Skoda Minotti & KeyBank hosts their Day of Service at Eliza Bryant Village

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Skoda Minotti's Day of Service at Eliza Bryant Village!

On Thursday, August 11th, Eliza Bryant Village partnered with Skoda Minotti for their Day of Service! 20 volunteers came out for two hours to assist with cleaning our Nursing Home unit, hosting a game of bingo, and replacing nail polish for our residents.

Our seniors were pleased to have the employees of Skoda Minotti come out to The Village! Many exclaimed their appreciation!

We thank Skoda Minotti for selecting Eliza Bryant Village as a site for their Day of Service! We look forward to partnering with them again in the future!

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KeyBank's Day of Service at Eliza Bryant Village!

On Friday, August 12th, Eliza Bryant Village was delighted to host 60 KeyBank volunteers who graciously gave their time and energy to help us beautify The Village and host our 2016 Senior Olympic Games! Our Chief Operating Officer, Deborah Enty, welcomed the volunteers and thanked them for their service.

Volunteers helped to wipe down windows, doors, and rooms in all of our housing units; treat our housing tenants to a game of bingo; disinfect areas in our Adult Day area; and set up and host the Olympic Games which our seniors thoroughly enjoyed! One of our seniors asked a volunteer to come back to Eliza Bryant Village! The volunteer couldn't deny that she had a great time and would be more than willing to come back and spend some time with our seniors.

We are extremely thankful for KeyBank's help, and truly thank them for taking time to get to know our seniors through conversations and putting smiles on their faces!

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We Appreciate Our Volunteers! Thanks to Skoda Minotti & KeyBank for Their Support!

The Asian Community Dance Performance Comes to Eliza Bryant Village!

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On Saturday, July 30th, our residents was treated to an Asian Community Dance Performance! Special thanks to The Cleveland Contemporary Chinese Culture Association and NEON for bringing this event to The Village!

Residents enjoyed refreshments and a performance from groups of youth in various Asian dance forms.

This event definitely touched many of our total care and immediate residents who rarely come out of their rooms. One of our seniors expressed that the girls were "so cute they looked like dolls." Another resident was in awe with how much the "music was soothing."

We are extremely grateful for The Cleveland Contemporary Chinese Culture Association and NEON and this event, allowing our residents to gain exposure to various art forms throughout Cleveland!

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Join Eliza Bryant Village & The Cleveland Orchestra on Sunday, August 28th!

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Anniversary Community

Eliza Bryant Village will mark 120 years of quality service to seniors on September 1, 2016!

To officially kick off the anniversary, Eliza Bryant Village will host the 120th Anniversary Celebration Kickoff with The Cleveland Orchestra and The Cleveland Museum of Art!

The event will take place at The Village (7201 Wade Park Ave.) and be an afternoon of music and art featuring The Cleveland Orchestra’s violin and brass ensembles; The Cleveland Museum of Art’s mobile art studio, Studio Go; a performance by our own, Eliza Bryant Chorus, along with light refreshments and door prizes.

All are welcome to join us!

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Eliza Bryant Village is now on Facebook!

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Eliza Bryant Village is now on Facebook!

We are excited to connect with you on Facebook - offering real-time updates on what's going on at The Village!

Like our page for an opportunity to win a $25 gift card. The winner will be announced on Friday, September 2nd via our Facebook page!

Fun & Games at Eliza Bryant Village with Auxiliary II and the National Council of Negro Women!

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Auxiliaries Community

Auxiliary II and the National Council of Negro Women partnered for a day of fun and games on Saturday, July 23rd with Eliza Bryant Village's Residents.

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The Residents enjoyed games, including Bingo and Biz Wiz, and virgin pina coladas and peach daiquiris, and great company from the ladies of Auxiliary II and the National Council of Negro Women!

Special thanks to these two groups for their continued support of The Village!

Plain Dealer’s Feature on 50th Anniversary of Hough Riots, featuring Eliza Bryant Village’s Own

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50 years ago, the Hough Riots took place as a direct result of racial tension and segregation that spread throughout Cleveland and the rest of the United States. 4 African Americans lost their lives during the 6-day riot while more than 50 people were injured.

Although in the center of the Hough community, Eliza Bryant Village remained viable during this time, continuing to provide care to seniors, many from the community.

"The village was the first elder care facility created for blacks in Cleveland, in 1897, and has since grown to a 17-acre campus, serving more than 1,200 senior annually. It is also the largest employer in Hough, with 290 workers."

Read the full article on the 50th Anniversary of the Hough Riots, featuring many of Eliza Bryant's own - Donald Williams, Kevin D. Skinner, LeBertha Johnson, Sarah Gilliam, and Deborah Enty.

Donald Williams, Eliza Bryant Village Board Member

LeBertha Johnson, Eliza Bryant Village Tenant

Cleveland Orchestra & Cleveland Museum of Art’s Residency in Hough

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This summer, the Cleveland Orchestra, along with the Cleveland Museum of Art, will celebrate the arts in Hough!

We are excited to have these prominent institutions share their talents and resources in our community. To read more about their residency, click here or view the video below!


Auxiliary I’s High Tea Luncheon A Success

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Congratulations to Auxiliary I on their successful High Tea Luncheon!

Auxiliary I hosted their annual High Tea Luncheon on Saturday, July 16th! Members and supporters of Auxiliary I gathered at McGregor to enjoy words from Harvey Shankman and Deborah Enty, live music provided by Diamond Cut and great food! Mattie Reid, President of Auxiliary I thanked guests for their support and Eliza Bryant Village for their 119 years of service.

Check out the photos below from the event!

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Photos: (1) Eliza Bryant Village Residents (2) Deborah Enty (middle), COO/Administator, with Eliza Bryant Village Residents

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Photos: (1) Auxiliary I Members (2) Eliza Bryant Village Residents

A special thanks to Auxiliary I for their contributions to our history and creating the vision with Eliza Bryant Simmons as "The Lady Board of Managers."

ideastream’s Live Broadcast at Eliza Bryant Village

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The Village was delighted to be the host of ideaStream's The Sound of Ideas live broadcast with Michael McIntyre as he discusses the 50th Anniversary of the Hough Riots.

Listen to the broadcast here.

Also, check out our own, Kevin D. Skinner, Sr. as he discusses his experience as a young boy during the Hough Riots.

Special Thanks to 90.3 WCPN ideastream!