April 7, 2018 – Jonelle Foltz
Hope Haven at St. John Bosco PACE Center in Marrero has extended its hours to Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Antonio Dias, executive director of PACE, said the added hours will allow West Bank PACE participants, age 55 or older, and their caregivers “a more convenient and viable option for services.”
PACE, a program of Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans, provides adult day health care, transportation, medications, rehabilitation and restorative therapies, medical care, pastoral care, social services, activities and recreation, caregiver support, hospitalization and nursing home care when needed. Specialty services are tailored to individual needs.
Hope Haven at St. John Bosco PACE Center is one of two PACE sites in the country – both in Greater New Orleans – to be located in a former church that has been completely renovated.
Hope Haven was established in 1925 by Msgr. Peter Wynhoven to shelter and educate orphans in need. St. John Bosco Chapel, the Spanish Baroque-style former church, was for years used as a chapel for the community.
In 2014, a $1.6 million restoration was completed on campus, and it started operations as an adult day health care program for the elderly as an affiliate program of Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans.
The program also operates the 10-year-old PACE Greater New Orleans Shirley Landry Benson Center at St. Cecilia, at 4201 N. Rampart St., in the former St. Cecilia Church.
For details, visit www.pacegno.org or call 835-0006.