Philosophy

The elderly are among our greatest treasures. Their lives offer 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 65 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.
  • Respecting the rules and regulations that apply, we constantly work with our staff to create a friendly and welcoming atmosphere where the elderly can truly feel “at home” and in control of their daily lives. Vibrant pastoral and social programs even include 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. Assisted by family and staff, it is our goal that no one dies alone.
  • Like St. Jeanne Jugan, we create a network of charity with our staff, benefactors and friends to accomplish the care of the residents confided to us.

In the words of our Foundress, Saint Jeanne Jugan, “Making the elderly happy, that is what counts!”