Light of Hearts Villa is committed to serving seniors with grace and integrity through quality, affordable services.
Guided by faith, Light of Hearts Villa provides an enhanced, enriched and improved quality of life for older adults and their families.
The facility includes a beautiful dining room, breathtaking chapel, large activity center and more.
Learn more about Light of Hearts Villa at www.lightofheartsvilla.org.
The Sisters of Charity Health System became the sole sponsor of Light of Hearts Villa in 2014.
From 2001-2014, the health system and the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati jointly owned Light of Hearts Villa. The two organizations formed an innovative collaboration in 2001 to enhance elder services in Northeast Ohio with a shared sponsorship of the facility, which was opened by the Vincentian Sisters of Charity in 1989.
Recent Blog Posts
March 24, 2023
Light of Hearts Villa has released its 2022 impact report, which details the ministry's financials, fundraising success, Medicaid shortfalls, community outreach services, accomplishments and more. The report provides a statement of financial position and announces that 757 individual donors, six foundations and 42 businesses donated a record-breaking $478,113 in 2022.
December 8, 2022
More than 250 people came together earlier this year to celebrate the mission and ministry of Light of Hearts Villa at the first annual Light the Way Gala. Supporters helped raise $128,000 to support a fund for residents who have outlived their financial resources. An article about the gala plus more news and updates appear in the fall/winter edition of Villa Voices, which is the bi-annual newsletter of Light of Hearts Villa.
November 22, 2022
Multiple health system ministries participating in annual #weGiveCatholic online fundraising event November 29
More than 220 Catholic entities, including schools, parishes and Catholic nonprofits are participating in the seventh annual #weGiveCatholic on Nov. 29, which is Giving Tuesday. The 24-hour online day of giving combines fun and fundraising for participating entities. By designating Joseph & Mary's Home, Light of Hearts Villa or Regina Health Center, any gifts you contribute will benefit these Sisters of Charity Health System ministries directly and place them in the running to receive cash prizes and secure matching gifts, increasing the impact of your donation.
May 17, 2022
The renovated and expanded Lumen Lane Memory Care Neighborhood at Light of Hearts Villa officially opened a year ago, and it's been a big hit with residents and staff ever since. Read more about the expansion and other news and updates in in the spring/summer 2022 edition of Villa Voices, the bi-annual newsletter of Light of Hearts Villa.
April 29, 2022
Light of Hearts Villa selected as a State Farm Neighborhood Assist Finalist; public voting ends May 6
Light of Hearts Villa has been selected as a State Farm Neighborhood Assist Top 200 Finalist, placing it in the top 5 percent of all submissions nationwide. The public can vote up to 10 times each day until May 6 for their top choices. The final 100 causes will each receive a $25,000 grant from State Farm to help improve their community. Light of Hearts Villa would use the funds to provide Alzheimer's education and support for the community.
April 12, 2022
Light of Hearts Villa has released a new publication, "Living Our Values at Light of Hearts Villa." This impact report details the ministry's financials, fundraising success, Medicaid shortfalls, community outreach services, accomplishments and more. The report provides a statement of financial position and announces that individual donors, seven foundations and 42 businesses donated $282,979 in 2021. The report highlights how donations enrich the lives of residents in multiple ways: outstanding care and services, the extra touches that make life special, educational and social programs and activities, the Seton Safety Net outreach program in the community and more.
February 15, 2022
Lumen Cordium High School opened in 1963 as an all-girls Catholic high school in an architecturally unique building covered in panels of sparkling rose quartz and black granite, becoming an icon in Bedford, Ohio. After the school closed in 1987, the building was converted to a senior residential living and community outreach services facility, with Light of Hearts Villa opening in 1989. While the building sparkles during the day, it remains subdued at night. Light of Hearts Villa has launched its Night of Hearts campaign to illuminate the building at night with the installation of high-end LED color changing lights
Light of Hearts Villa provides a supportive residential environment to more than 400 seniors.
Once an all girls high school known as Lumen Cordium, Light of Hearts Villa has a history steeped in tradition, commitment and spirituality. During the late 1980s, the Vincentian Sisters of Charity noticed the enrollment of the high school was decreasing as a need for senior housing in the area was increasing. The Vincentian Sisters of Charity restructured their ministry from youth to elderly. Thus the building was renovated by the original architects to house 90 apartments, a beautiful dining room, a breathtaking chapel and a large activity center.
In 2001, the Vincentian Sisters of Charity partnered with the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine in making Light of Hearts Villa a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System. In 2004, the Vincentian Sisters of Charity merged with the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. The Sisters of Charity Health System became the sole sponsor of the facility in 2014 and continues its active support to enhance and strengthen the mission and vision of Light of Hearts Villa that began in 1989 with the Vincentian Sisters of Charity.
BREANNE CAVILEER, LNHA, CDP
LIGHT OF HEARTS VILLA
Breanne Cavileer was named executive director of Light of Hearts Villa in November 2019.
Previously, she was the executive director of Elmcroft of Medina, an assisted living and Alzheimer’s care facility. While there, Elmcroft of Medina received deficiency-free surveys for two years in a row and received high scores in associate engagement. She also was executive director of Emeritus at Canton and the administrator at Rudwick Manor Special Care Center.