Sisters of Charity-Halifax promote “aging in place” to the extent possible — that is, Sisters are given the support they need to continue to live in their communities as long as they are able and choose to do so.
When a move to a retirement residence becomes necessary, Sisters living in the United States retire to Mount Saint Vincent Wellesley, in Wellesley Hills, MA, while Sisters living in Canada retire to Caritas Residence or Parkstone Enhanced Care, in Halifax, NS.
Mount Saint Vincent Wellesley, Wellesley Hills, MA
Within Mount Saint Vincent Wellesley are two separate residences: Elizabeth Seton Residence (or ESR) is a 84-bed certified nonprofit nursing facility, where about 25 Sisters live with lay people from the broader community.
Marillac Residence is a licensed, Religious Level IV Rest Home for approximately 75 Sisters. Along with Sisters of Charity-Halifax, residents include Marist Missionary, Religious of Jesus and Mary, and Religious of Christian Education Sisters.
Marillac is currently undergoing major renovations – see Marillac Project for details.
Caritas Residence, Halifax, NS
Sisters living at Caritas Residence are everything but retired. Whether it’s knitting baby blankets for hospitals, practicing Tai Chi to stay healthy or making dozens of sandwiches for the Out of the Cold Homeless Shelter, Sisters stay connected and involved in their local communities.
Parkstone Enhanced Care, Halifax, NS
At Parkstone Enhanced Care, in Halifax, NS local Sisters, Associates and volunteers regularly visit the 25 Sisters in full nursing care.