St. Paul’s Adult Day Program has been a godsend to my mother and our family.

From the beautiful, serene grounds, to the innovative program that brings together children and seniors, to the multiple outings and daily activities, to the extended hours and affordability that are so essential for busy working families, we could not ask for more. During my search for a day program, St. Paul’s stood head and shoulders above the other programs that we researched; I often joke that I wish I could attend. Above all else, the staff, from the CNAs to the cleaning staff, to Ms. Stinson, the program supervisor, embody warmth, patience, and kindness. The effect this has on the participants is evident in the smiles, friendliness, and calmness that I see in everyone when I drop off or pick up my mother. My mother’s primary language is Vietnamese, and she has reverted to this as her dementia has progressed. She speaks to everyone in Vietnamese, and I am so impressed with the patience and diligence of staff members in their communicating and working with her. My mother, in turn, despite the language barrier and her cognitive impairment, always tells me how kind and gentle everyone is and how she feels comfortable there. It reminds me of a quote from Maya Angelou, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” We are truly blessed to have found St. Paul’s and are so grateful for the loving care that is provided there. They are like a second family to us, and we trust them completely-they have earned that.