With the year 2020, St. Paul’s Senior Services has now been serving San Diego seniors for 60 years! St. Paul’s Senior Services has cared for thousands of seniors during this time. We’ve earned many prestigious awards for our communities and care and had many influential visitors.
The idea for St. Paul’s Senior Services began in 1953 when Father Herald Robinson of St. Paul’s Church and its parishioners had the vision to build a retirement community for older adults of modest income.
In 1960, St. Paul’s Non-profit corporation was established, and in 1962, St. Paul’s Manor opened as our first senior living community. Soon after, St. Paul’s John A. McColl’s Family Health Center opened its doors, followed by St. Paul’s Villa, our intergenerational day program, three St. Paul’s PACE centers, two alternative care centers, and a new St. Paul’s PACE Alternative Care is coming soon!
During this time, we’ve also opened six homeless housing projects for over 240 formerly homeless seniors. As our Mission states, St. Paul’s is spiritually guided to help seniors lead enriched lives through excellent and innovative services.
As leaders in senior care, we host educational programs for the San Diego community. We’ve also launched a networking program for Young Professionals in the senior care industry to provide education and support.
To give back to the community, we host a food bank for seniors with food insecurities; arrange an essential needs and blanket drive for low-income seniors; an annual legislative breakfast to educate our elected officials and the community on senior issues; and so much more.
And what about the next 60 years for St. Paul’s Senior Services?
With the mature market growing, so will St. Paul’s grow to meet the needs and desires of future seniors with the help of our caring and compassionate volunteers, donors and staff who dedicate their time, talent & treasure to our seniors. The future is very bright for those we serve, and for those who are called to serve. – Cheryl Wilson, CEO