San Diego, Calif. (May 3, 2023) – St. Paul’s Senior Services (SPSS) was awarded LeadingAge California’s 2022 Organizational Advocate of the Year Award at the LeadingAge California RISE Policy Summit held on March 21, 2023.
The Organizational Advocate of the Year Award recognizes an organization that has significantly contributed to enhancing the quality of life for older adults, both locally and at the state level. SPSS has a long history of advocacy for seniors and has been a long-standing member of LeadingAge California since 1963.
“We are honored to receive this prestigious award and grateful for the recognition of our advocacy efforts,” said Michael McHale, President, and CEO of St. Paul’s Senior Services. “Our mission is to improve the lives of seniors, and we believe that advocacy is an essential tool in achieving that goal. We will continue to work tirelessly to promote policies that benefit older adults and their families.”
For more than 60 years, SPSS has played a crucial role in shaping policies related to affordable housing, healthcare, and long-term care services. “St. Paul’s Senior Services demonstrates exemplary advocacy at the local, state, and national level, actively engaging in the state legislative and regulatory process to ensure that decision-makers hear the voices of senior care providers,” said Jeannee Parker Martin, President, and CEO of LeadingAge California. “Advocacy is important now more than ever to educate legislators, the administration, regulators, and their staff about the critical role aging service providers play and the challenges they face in serving older adults.”
With this latest recognition, St. Paul’s Senior Services reaffirms its commitment to advocating for policies that support older adults and their families.
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St. Paul’s Senior Services is a mission-driven San Diego non-profit and full-service senior care provider, offering Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Skilled Nursing, a Child Care and a Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). Since opening its doors in 1960, St. Paul’s has served as an innovator in the San Diego community with a reputation for exceptional care. For more information on St. Paul’s Senior Services, please visit www.StPaulsSeniors.org or call 1(619) 239-6900.