As Little Sisters of the Poor we care for the elderly poor in the spirit of humble service 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 low-income elderly of at least 60 years of age regardless of race or religion.
- The atmosphere of our home is friendly and home-like.
- We strive to provide the best level of medical care possible, but we go beyond that to minister to our Residents emotionally and spiritually, making them happy and communicating to them the tenderness and mercy of God.
- We encourage an active lifestyle through meaningful activities, a lively pastoral program and opportunities for volunteering.
- 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 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. At Jeanne Jugan Residence it is our goal that no one die alone.
- We welcome the collaboration of many dedicated staff members, volunteers and benefactors, who are the extended hands and hearts of the Little Sisters.
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As a daughter of St. Jeanne Jugan, I have the privilege of serving Jesus in the elderly poor. No matter what responsibility is confided to us, the Sisters work together with the staff with only one goal in mind—to make the elderly happy. This is the source of our joy and the bond that allows us to witness to the love of Christ to the world.
– Sr. Gertrude Mary, local superior