About Us

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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.

OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES

  • 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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TOP 6 REASONS TO CHOOSE ST. PAUL'S

  • 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.

1953

Initial conceptualization begins.

1960

A non-profit corporation is established.

1963

First residents welcomed to St. Paul’s Manor.

1966

Groundbreaking for the Tower

1967

Manor Tower fully occupied.

1978

Plans & fundraising for a Health Center begins.

1982

St. Paul’s Health Care Center completed.

1984

Love Uniting Volunteers founded.

1987

Assisted Living Program established at the Manor.

1990

Assisted Living Program expanded to the Manor Tower.

1992

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

1996

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

1997

St. Paul’s Intergenerational Program opens.

1998

Feasibility of a PACE Program introduced.

2008

St. Paul’s PACE opens in Bankers Hill.

2010

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

2012

St. Paul’s PACE Chula Vista opens.

2013

Parker Kier homeless housing partnership begins.

2014

Groundbreaking for St. Paul’s Plaza.

2015

Low-income Housing partnership for Homeless Veterans opens.

2015

2nd homeless housing project opens (Celadon).

2015

St. Paul’s Plaza Opens.

2017

Talmadge Gateway

2018

PACE El Cajon – coming soon