Stanley Dombrowski, a Kirkwood native, has loved every minute of living at St. Agnes Home for the past four years. A stroke had limited his ability to live in his condo, causing him to start the search for Assisted Living. He found what he was looking for when he came to St. Agnes. “I’m so happy here, so content. I have everything I want. No worries at all.” Stan finds his daily needs being met beautifully. He says with a smile, “The food is excellent and my apartment is perfect and very comfortable.” Stan regularly visits the chapel which is open throughout the day, participates in the daily exercise program, and especially enjoys the Friday happy hours. One of Stan’s favorite events is when four trombones from the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra come around Christmas time and put on a marvelous performance in our Social Hall. “I just love it.”
Mary Lutey moved into St. Agnes Home at the beginning of 2013. She enjoys the spacious and scenic grounds of St. Agnes and you will often find her out of her room on daily walks, enjoying the majestic oak trees and beautiful scenery. “I just love walking outside. I go to a lot of activities, like exercise, scenic rides, and bingo.” Mary also enjoys the visits from the children at Carmelite Child Development Center every week. She loves singing and playing with them. Mary’s daughter found St. Agnes Home for her and, though Mary does not share the Catholic faith, she has felt very at home. “It has been wonderful,” she says.
Gail Jordan came to St. Agnes Home about two years ago. “It’s wonderful to live in a spiritual atmosphere. It’s such a pleasant place to be. There’s such love here.” Gail cherishes the presence of the Sisters and truly experiences that “the life of the nuns permeates the home.” However, it’s not just the sisters that make St. Agnes Home attractive for Gail, she also finds a great deal of love, support, and companionship among the residents. Our nursing staff, she says, “brought her back to health beautifully” after her struggle with cancer. Gail regularly participates in activities and particularly enjoys the scenic rides. “Anyplace they go is probably some place that I haven’t been. I love to see the sights!” She also loves the motivation she receives from our weekly bible study. “Sr. Anna Maria helps us apply the scriptures to our daily life and lets us share more. That’s really helpful to me. I go away inspired and just happy!”
Bob Loyd and his wife, faith-filled Protestants, moved into St. Agnes Home when his wife needed more care. “My family looked at many places, ten to fifteen different places, but when we came to St. Agnes our search was over.” Since his wife’s passing, Bob has found immense support and comfort from the spiritual nature of St. Agnes Home and the community. He has truly become a part of the St. Agnes Home family acting as the official greeter in the dining room with his joyful personality. “It’s heaven… We have our meals. We have our medicine provided… our beds made…Everything is just wonderful here.”
“I love it here. My Catholic identity is shown every place. That means a lot to me. This is home, and it’s perfect.” - Sue Mullen
“I tell everyone one to come here because it’s a wonderful place.” –Robert Loyd
“I love it here and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.” – Luella Mahon
“It’s the best of the three homes I’ve been to. Others are compassionate and there’s always plenty of food!” - Katherine Russell