As I look back on 2018, I celebrate another wonderful year at St. Paul’s. We are pleased to share some highlights enclosed in this report.
2018 has been a year of review. Many programs were evaluated, as were buildings, for their purposeful programming and future viability. Many of our buildings are older with outdated infrastructure, so decisions to repair or replace were taken under advisement. The primary purpose of this exercise was to be sure we could continue to serve seniors in the most meaningful way and to increase our services to meet a variety of senior needs, geographies, and income levels.
The result has been our opening of a new St. Paul’s Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) Center in East County and beginning the 5-7 year journey to replace the original St. Paul’s Manor and the Community Care Center. Additionally, the decision was made to retain the original PACE building on Elm Street and to expand our footprint in that building.
The Governing bodies of the three corporate entities are dedicated community professionals who give selflessly of their time, talents, and treasures to ensure the success of each program. They devote many hours to attend meetings, social events, and special group functions, which ensure the success of each of our programs.
We excel at what we do in large part because of the dedication of many volunteers who provide activities, events, music, art, special recognitions, and so much more for each of our seniors in our communities. Their support is chronicled in this report.
A heartfelt thank you goes to the many community donors who ensure the future of St. Paul’s through their recognition of the needs and support of projects both big and small. Their contributions are listed in this report.
Together, all those mentioned above allow us to serve. The St. Paul’s team could not do what we do without the leadership, hands-on support, and financial commitment of many people, and we are ever so grateful for each one of you.
I thank you all and wish you a very blessed 2019.
Warmest wishes, Cheryl Wilson, Chief Executive Officer