The elderly are among our greatest treasures. Their lives have brought them a unique perspective in our human family. Through their accomplishments, they bring lessons in endurance and self-sacrifice. Through their life-long experiences, they bring lessons in what is important in life.
As Little Sisters of the Poor, we care for the elderly poor in the same spirit of humble service that we have received from our Foundress, Saint Jeanne Jugan. We welcome the elderly as we would Jesus Christ himself and serve them with love and respect until God calls them home.
- We welcome the elderly who are at least 60 years of age, regardless of faith, race or religion.
- We strive to provide the best level of medical care possible, while also ministering to our Residents emotionally and spiritually.
- We encourage an active lifestyle through meaningful activities, a lively pastoral program and opportunities for volunteering. Mass is celebrated daily in our chapel for those who choose to attend.
- We adhere to all the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, especially those concerning the sanctity of human life. We reject all forms of euthanasia and assisted suicide, and we protect our Residents from these practices, as well as from all forms of abuse and neglect.
- The compassionate care and accompaniment of the dying is the summit of our ministry. It is our goal that no one dies alone.
In the words of our Foundress, Saint Jeanne Jugan, “Making the elderly happy, that is what counts!”