On Friday, September 19, St. Paul’s Home welcomed Councilmember Anne Hübner from Munich along with representatives from Munich Sister City Association of Greater Cincinnati.
Councilmember Hübner was in the Queen City to attend Oktoberfest Zinzinnati. Because of her interest in serving the elderly poor, Robert W. Stevie, President of the Sister City Association recommended she visit St. Paul’s Home.
Sr. Agatha and Resident Gisela Talbott, who was born in Germany and came to the United States with her mother when she was a young girl, served as gracious hostesses. It was interesting to learn of both the similarities and differences between homes for the elderly in our two sister cities.
Councilmember Hübner was impressed with the incredible space at St. Paul’s Home and the warmth and home-like décor of the Residents’ rooms and gathering spaces. She was also amazed at the range of opportunities to help Residents maintain an active lifestyle including Home-based therapy programs and an assortment of social and continuing education offerings, as well as community outings and service projects.
We are grateful for our new friend in Munich, and look forward to a continued sharing of information and ideas.
Councilmember Anne Hübner (standing left) from Munich, Sr. Agatha, Ute Papke from
the Munich Sister City Association, and St. Paul’s Home Resident Gisela Talbott (seated.)