The Eden Alternative

The Eden Alternative is a philosophy built on nurturing the human spirit throughout one’s life. St. Paul’s is a registered Eden Alternative Community and focuses on creating life worth living. Meaningful relationships and opportunities, along with the opportunity for residents to give as well as receive care are foundational to The Eden Alternative. Spontaneity and variety are part of the everyday fabric at The Villas as well as the rest of the St. Paul's community.

In a culture that typically views aging as a period of decline, the Eden Alternative philosophy asserts that no matter how old we are or what challenges we live with, life is about continuing to grow. Care is not a one-way street, but rather a collaborative partnership. Our residents and staff are described as “care partners,” each an active participant in the balance of giving and receiving. Together, our care partner teams strive to enhance well-being by eliminating the three plagues of loneliness, helplessness, and boredom.