A Celebration of Progress at the McColl Health Center


On the afternoon of Friday, May 4th, the John A. McColl Family Health Center was a scene of fun and celebration. In honor of the Cinco de Mayo holiday, the residents were serenaded by a band of Mariachis while they enjoyed festive Mexican cuisine.


St. Paul’s CEO Cheryl Wilson (left) thanked Laury Graves for donating the (gloriously) silent nurse call system.

Afterwards, the Foundation hosted a reception to thank supporters that have made recent donations to the McColl Health Center. Guests were given a brief tour to showcase the recent improvements, including the new sliding doors, the silent nurse call system, and the newly renovated rooms. With colorful papel picado banners overhead, CEO Cheryl Wilson painted a picture of the future changes that will be taking place, all of which will make the center feel much more like a home for our residents and embrace the culture change movement.


Wendy Zhuang (right) thanked St. Paul’s with a donation to the McColl Health Center for the wonderful care of her father, Papa Zhuang.

Larry Hoeksema, representing Architects Mosher Drew, brought an illustration of the new designs which allowed everyone to be able to envision the changes to take place.  Marilyn MacNair, the Interior Designer, also displayed story boards to exemplify the warm new colors and textures that will be included in the design.

Later in the reception, several individuals received new plaques on the Tree of Life that were revealed, followed by a champagne toast.  Those that were celebrated have, or at one time had, a family member living at the McColl Health Center.  They care about St. Paul’s and the McColl Health Center, and are making a difference in the lives of so many seniors for years to come.

Cheers to philanthropy and desire to help others!

If you would like more information on how you can help St. Paul’s, please contact Todd Kaprielian at (619) 239-6900 or director@foundation.stpaulseniors.org.