Published on March 29, 2018
Beginning April 2, 2018, Hope Haven at St. John Bosco PACE Center is extending its hours to include Monday through Friday from 8 AM – 5 PM! Previously only open on Tuesday and Thursdays from 8 AM – 5 PM, these new extended hours will offer PACE participants additional access to care and services on the Westbank.
PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly), an affiliate program of Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans, promotes the health, independence, and dignity of senior citizens by enabling them to live in their homes and in the community as long as medically and socially feasible. The majority of services, which include adult day health care, transportation, medications, nursing care, rehabilitation and restorative therapies, medical care, pastoral care, social services, recreational activities, caregiver support, hospitalization and nursing home care when necessary and other services as needed, are provided on-site.
Hope Haven at St. John Bosco PACE Center is one of two PACE sites in the country, both of which are in the Greater New Orleans Area, to inhabit a retired and completely renovated church. Established in 1925 by Monsignor Peter Wynhoven, Hope Haven’s original purpose was to shelter and educate orphans and other children in need.
After serving as a chapel for many years, the building received a $1.6 million restoration in 2014 and began operating as an adult day health care program for the community’s elderly population under the direction of PACE Greater New Orleans. For more than 10 years, the program has also operated the Shirley Landry Benson PACE Center at St. Cecilia located on the Eastbank at 4201 North Rampart Street.
The center’s new extended hours of operation will bring relief to both caregivers and participants. Caregivers will be able to bring their loved ones to the center more frequently if necessary and participants who were previously traveling to the Eastbank will no longer have to do so, increasing the time they get to spend receiving care and services at the center.
To learn more about PACE and all it has to offer, you can visit www.pacegno.org or call 504-835-0006 to speak to an intake coordinator.