St. Joseph Home

Pillars in Action: Gentle Presence


a feeling of great pleasure and happiness

Synonyms: delight, great pleasure, joyfulness, jubilation, triumph, exultation, rejoicing, happiness, gladness, glee, exhilaration, exuberance, elation, euphoria, bliss, ecstasy, rapture

JOY experienced at St. Joseph Home.

Joy can be experienced in many ways with many different people in our community.  You can feel the Joy when sharing time with our residents.  You can see the Joy on their faces when they see their family, reach a milestone, share a special moment with a loving staff member, go out to eat, experience a concert, see the lights on the Christmas trees, sharing friendship with their cottage roommates or just a smile.  The halls of SJH are also filled with Joy by our staff members’ kindness, laughter, sharing their love for the season with the residents and community.  Many of our volunteers also bring Joy to our residents by sharing their time with our residents at our main campus, Day Program and the Community Home.  We are grateful for all who share their Joy with the SJH Family this season and every day.

During the Christmas season, may you find and create Joy in the small wonders with your family, friends and community.  Joy is meant to be shared…may you choose and experience Joy this Christmas season.

Merry Christmas!

Tina Cook, Executive Assistant