About Us


Mission & Vision

Mission Statement: St. Paul’s is spiritually guided in its multi-disciplinary approach within our changing environment. We provide care which addresses the varied social, physical, spiritual, ethnic, economic and cultural needs of those we serve.

Vision statement: St. Paul’s senior services will be the most outstanding and innovative provider in California, dedicated to serving the physical, spiritual, and social needs of the elderly, fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion consistent with personal and affordable choices.


  • Personal & medical care
  • Pastoral care
  • Culture of inclusion
  • Indoor & outdoor recreational & physical activities
  • Intergenerational daycare program
  • Support of programs for families & the expanded community
  • Education, training & research
  • Alliances with community entities to achieve common goals
  • Advocacy in local, regional, and national senior issues
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Why Choose St. Paul's

Since 1960, St. Paul’s Senior Services has been dedicated to serving the spiritual, physical, and social needs of the elderly, fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion consistent with personal and affordable preferences. We strive to be the most outstanding and innovative provider in California. Through independent, assisted living and skilled nursing communities as well as an intergenerational day care program and Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), St. Paul’s provides affordable, innovative and comprehensive programs in a non-denominational environment with great value placed on optimal independence at all stages of life. Our history of innovative programs and services has been guided by our overall mission and vision. We look forward to another 50 years of service to San Diego seniors and would love to give you a tour of any of our communities or programs.

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  • More than 50 years of experience serving San Diego seniors
  • An excellent reputation for providing high-quality care
  • Affordable, welcoming and unique
  • Centrally located near Hillcrest, Downtown, the Marina and Airport
  • Dedicated and compassionate staff that cares about seniors
  • Qualified and accredited senior homes & living options throughout

A History of Helping

The idea for St. Paul’s Senior Homes & Services started in 1953 with seven years of conceptualization, feasibility studies, and fund acquisitions to establish a residential community for San Diego’s elderly of modest means. Officially established in 1960, the next few decades saw St. Paul’s create the most innovative and exceptional senior program provider in San Diego County. This work engaged many volunteer leaders, donors, residents, and staff, who make the world a better place through their kindness and dedication.

In October 2014, the Board of Trustees voted to change the name of St. Paul’s Senior Homes & Services to St. Paul’s Senior Services. Although a subtle change, it is one which now reflects the many services beyond residential living that St. Paul’s offers.

The opening of St. Paul’s Plaza in 2015 was the culmination of 55 years of hard work and determination, and our most ambitious project yet. In keeping with our reputation for innovation, the Plaza is a family friendly retirement community and will help us serve a new generation of seniors; a generation that will not embrace retirement, but will wish to continue a vibrant community life where they are secure, feel at home, and can have fun!

As we continue to resource the needs of community seniors, we also commit to changing and meeting those needs over time. We can only do this with your support and commitment to those seniors who have made our world a better place for future generations. If you are interested in donating to our cause, please click here.


Initial conceptualization begins.


A non-profit corporation is established.


First residents welcomed to St. Paul’s Manor.


Groundbreaking for the Tower


Manor Tower fully occupied.


Plans & fundraising for a Health Center begins.


St. Paul’s Health Care Center completed.


Love Uniting Volunteers founded.


Assisted Living Program established at the Manor.


Assisted Living Program expanded to the Manor Tower.


St. Paul’s Villa is acquired & new services established.


St Paul’s Community Care Center is donated. St. Paul’s Health Care Center renamed to John A. McColl Family Health Center.


St. Paul’s Intergenerational Program opens.


Feasibility of a PACE Program introduced.


St. Paul’s PACE opens in Bankers Hill.


St. Paul’s Villa opens a Memory Care Program.


St. Paul’s PACE Chula Vista opens.


Parker Kier homeless housing partnership begins.


Groundbreaking for St. Paul’s Plaza.


Low-income Housing partnership for Homeless Veterans opens.


2nd homeless housing project opens (Celadon).


St. Paul’s Plaza Opens.


Talmadge Gateway


PACE El Cajon – coming soon