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 is spiritually guided to help seniors lead enriched lives through excellent and innovative services.
We envision a world where seniors have options as to where and how they live.
Our Guiding Principles
- Personal and medical care
- Pastoral care
- Culture of inclusion
- Indoor and outdoor recreational and physical activities
- Intergenerational daycare program
- Support of programs for families and the expanded community
- Education, training and research
- Alliances with community entities to achieve common goals
- Advocacy in local, regional, and national senior issues
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.
- 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
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.
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.
Opening of St. Paul’s PACE North County.
Vision 60 Plan commences to include the restructuring of the Bankers Hill properities.
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.
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.
Opening of St. Paul's Plaza
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.
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 St. Paul's Manor Tower.
Assisted Living Program established at St. Paul's Manor, the first in the nation.
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.
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.
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.