The problem of poverty among the elderly is no less real today than it was in 1839, when our community was founded. In addition to material poverty, many older persons suffer from a lack of human and spiritual support. Our approach to care considers the “whole person,” attending to their physical and medical needs as well as their emotional, spiritual and social life. Each person deserves to be treated with respect and dignity, even if they are in a state of physical or mental decline. We approach our work with the belief that old age is not an illness—it is a stage of life.
Just as Saint Jeanne Jugan did, we rely on God’s Providence—manifested through the generosity of good people in the community—for the survival of our mission.