The 40th anniversary of St. Columban's on the Lake Retirement Home was officially celebrated in May of this year. The year-long festivities have included a myriad of activities and celebratory gatherings. Each special event marked this monumental milestone in the history and future of the retirement home.
Throughout the past four decades, St. Columban's has offered service, care, love and support to more than 700 elderly men and women in the community. It has been the mission of St. Columban's to allow the elderly to live in an environment of dignity and respect, while allowing them to pursue individual interests and activities in a home-like atmosphere. The golden years are exceptional at St. Columban's due in part to the planning, planting and nurturing of programs, interventions and services dedicated to the well-being of the elderly lifestyle.
Sister Corona Colleary, administrator of the Retirement Home since it opened in 1970, has instilled a philosophy of dignity and respect into the minds and hearts of all who care for residents of St. Columban's. As a tribute to the nurturing spirit of the home, 40 new trees were planted this past week on the sprawling grounds of the Retirement Home. Grounds Maintenance Supervisor John Stonefoot and Tricia Saville (owner and operator of Saville Landscape Maintenance) selected and strategically planted the new foliage, which in years to come will provide beauty, shade and dimension to the lakeside landscaping that is so uniquely St. Columban's.
From left: Tricia Saville, Natalie Granata, Lee Lamb, John Stonefoot and Helen Howard.