About St. Paul’s Senior Services

Our Mission and Values

St. Paul’s Senior Services has provided care to San Diego seniors since we were founded as a non-profit in 1960. Since then, we have expanded our programs and offerings to include three senior living communities, a skilled nursing center, a senior day program, a child care center, and four St. Paul’s PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) medical centers throughout San Diego. St. Paul’s continues to expand and evolve our services as the needs of our local seniors change.

St. Paul's Senior Services Mission and Vision

Mission Statement

Leading the transformation of the aging experience.

Core Values

At St. Paul’s Senior Services, our mission is to lead the transformation of the aging experience. Inspired by our spiritual roots, we are dedicated to preserving a rich legacy of service with compassion, integrity and courage.


St. Paul’s nurtures an atmosphere of compassion by embracing humanity, celebrating diversity, and honoring the dignity of all.


St. Paul’s is inspired by our spiritual roots and commitment to mission-driven service.


St. Paul's fosters a culture of integrity by prioritizing truth, trust, and transparency at all levels of the organization.


St. Paul’s embraces a courageous spirit of innovation by learning, adapting, and responding to the evolving needs of our seniors.

Vision Statement

Why Choose St. Paul's

Since 1960, St. Paul’s Senior Services has been dedicated to serving the spiritual, physical, and social needs of older adults, 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 our Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE),

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 overall mission and vision have guided our history of innovative programs and services. 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.

Top 6 reasons to choose St. Paul's
  • More than 60 years of experience serving San Diego seniors
  • An excellent and long-standing 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 and living options

Our History of Helping

The idea for St. Paul’s Senior Homes and 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 and 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 only 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.


St. Paul's PACE program celebrates its 15 year anniversary


St. Paul's Senior Services win the San Diego Best Award for Best Independent Living Community.


Sophia Lukas starts as the new COO of St. Paul's Senior Services


Ribbon Cutting Event for St. Paul’s PACE Roving Clinic, Wellness Center, and PACE Café is held.


Michael McHale starts as the new President and CEO of St. Paul’s Senior Services.


Ivy Senior Apartments opened its doors.


Trinity Place opened its doors.


Community Eldercare established Opened Ivy Senior Housing in partnership for formerly homeless seniors.


Launched the Manor Renovation Campaign.


Opened Trinity Place, our supportive housing partnership for formerly homeless seniors.


St. Paul’s PACE first Roving Clinic hits the road.


One of the first senior organizations to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to seniors.


Implemented COVID-19 safety protocols ahead of State mandate.


Vision 60 Plan commences to include the restructuring of the Bankers Hill properties.


2020 St. Pauls PACE North County Opening

Opening of St. Paul’s PACE North County.


Vision 60 Plan commences to include the restructuring of the Bankers Hill properities.


YPSS Networking

Established YPSS (Young Professionals Serving Seniors) networking and support group to encourage millennials to join the senior care industry.


Opening of Park West/Quality Inn our fourth and fifth supportive housing program for formerly homeless seniors.


Established the lease for our first North County PACE Alternative Care Site (ACS) in Encinitas.


Complete interior remodel of St. Paul's Villa.


St Paul's PACE Nemeth opens in El Cajon.


St. Paul's PACE Nemeth

Ground breaking for St. Paul's PACE Nemeth, located in El Cajon.


Opening of Talmadge Gateway, our third supportive housing program for formerly homeless seniors.


Opening of Celadon, our second supportive housing program for formerly homeless seniors.


2015 St. Paul's Plaza Opening

Opening of St. Paul's Plaza


2014 St. Paul's Plaza Chula Vista

Groundbreaking for St. Paul's Plaza in Chula Vista.


Parker Kier supportive housing partnership begins.


St. Paul's PACE Akaloa in Chula Vista opens.


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


St. Paul's PACE Reasner opens in Downtown San Diego.


Feasibility of a PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) program introduced.


1997 St. Paul's Intergenerational

St. Paul's Intergenerational Program opens. First in California.


St Paul's Community Care Center is donated.


St. Paul's Villa is acquired and new services established.


Assisted Living Program expanded to The Manor Tower.


Assisted Living Program established at St. Paul's Manor, the first in the nation.


1984 Love Uniting Volunteers

Love Uniting Volunteers (LUV) Auxiliary founded.


Construction completed on St. Paul's Health Care Center. In 1996, it is named St. Paul's John A. McColl Family Health Center.


1978 Health Center Fundraising

Plans for a health center begin and a fundraising office is established.


St. Paul's Manor Tower fully occupied.


Groundbreaking for the Tower.


First residents welcomed to St. Paul's Manor. First HUD building in California.


1960 St. Paul's Major

A non-profit corporation is established and Articles of Incorporation recorded.


St. Paul's Cathedral parishioners study the feasibility of creating a retirement home for elderly people of modest means.