Faith, fate often factor into housing choices for older adults - St. Augustine Health Ministries

September/October 2016: (Northeast Ohio Catholic): Peg Hopkins checked out several independent living facilities before deciding on Emerald Village Senior Living in North Olmsted. A widow and the mother of five, she loved that the facility had a chapel and was next door to St. Clarence Church.

“I’m mostly involved with Catholic things and I need to be with people,” said Peg, who is an ambassador for residents in the independent living units. “I love that the rosary is said five times a week here. We have mass weekly in the chapel and vans take us to St. Clarence for Mass a few times a week.

MJ Giovanetti, Emerald Village director said for 9 out of 10 people who inquire about the facility, the faith connection is important. Read more…