The true measure of the greatness of a people is not how many billionaires or Ph.D. holders it has produced, but rather how it cares for its vulnerable youth and financially insecure elderly. The Village of St. Marta’s, a mission of the faith-based, non-profit, Presbyterian Villages of Michigan (PVM), has high marks in providing dignity for its elderly residents by providing safe, clean apartments for elderly residents of limited incomes.
Our speaker, Andrea Felice, represents The Village of St. Martha’s. Since 1945, St. Martha's and the PVM system have been home to over 7500 residents. Their target market is seniors over 62 with incomes of $5,000 -$30,000 per year. Rents are based on the tenant’s ability to pay. Their 46 apartments are supported by a large community room, fitness center, telehealth suite and library with a computer. Our AM Rotary donation helped fund an outside gazebo with benches, on the grounds.
During the PowerPoint presentation provided by Andrea, I was impressed by the cleanliness and spaciousness of the grounds and apartments at St. Martha’s. It speaks boldly to the idea of living in dignity in our golden years and it speaks wonders to our greatness as a people.