Monday, August 20, 2018
On September 11, 2018, St. Paul's will unveil new neighborhood Jones Serenity Lane. It is an expansion of St. Paul's memory support services on the fourth floor of The Heritage.
Jones Serenity Circle opened on the fourth floor in 2015 as a secure neighborhood with specialized care and accommodations for 24 individuals with memory loss.
Since that time, the need for dementia care has continued to grow. “We’ve been receiving more inquiries for people with memory issues,” said Vice President of Personal Care Services Robin Knight. “Since Jones Serenity Circle has been full since the day it opened, we identified there was a need for more accommodations. Secure dementia neighborhoods are few and far between in our area.”
The hope was to renovate the remainder of the 4th floor at The Heritage and open Serenity Lane with accommodations for up to 25 additional residents.
In stepped Dick Jones of St. Marys, PA to make that hope a reality. He and his wife Patti, who now resides in Jones Serenity Circle, are two of the most generous patrons St. Paul’s has ever had.
They made the lead gift for Jones Serenity Circle and have now made a $100,000 lead gift for the creation of Jones Serenity Lane, not to mention several other gifts over the years. “Throughout our marriage, God blessed Patti and I more than we could have ever imagined,” said Dick. “He also gave us challenges we didn’t expect, like Patti’s dementia, teaching us to trust in Him. It’s our privilege to serve Him by helping others at St. Paul’s.”
Renovations on the 4th floor began in May 2018. When complete, the neighborhood will have secure keypad entry, more common living space with an expanded lounge and sitting room, aesthetic improvements, a new spa and updated dining room.
For more information about Jones Serenity Lane, please contact Knight at 724-588-7610 ext.1151 or firstname.lastname@example.org.