For more than fifty years, we've been building and supporting the future of aging services with a strong foundation committed to vibrant, active, and thriving communities.


About Us

St. Paul’s Towers has been an active part of Oakland since 1966. In addition to this local history, St. Paul’s Towers is one of the flagship communities of Episcopal Senior Communities (ESC), a California nonprofit public benefit corporation more than 50 years old and tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code.

  • ESC’s primary focus is to own and operate Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs). Currently the organization sponsors six communities located in Pacific Grove, Oakland, Los Gatos, Palo Alto, Santa Rosa, and San Francisco. You can find our provider report from the Department of Social Services here.
  • In keeping with its charitable purpose, the organization also provides no-cost to low-cost services to seniors in need within a seven-county area, including but not limited to the counties where ESC has CCRCs. In addition, its Senior Center without Walls program provides telephone reassurance through a conference-call program to elders living throughout California.
  • ESC is the primary and foundational business within an organization comprised of affiliates, each having Senior Resources of the West (SRW) as its supporting organization.



Episcopal Senior Communities cultivates and builds healthy communities with a continuum of residential and innovative aging services that actively promote intellectual, physical, social, and spiritual well-being.


Episcopal Senior Communities will be widely known for providing gracious, exceptional service and fiscal stewardship.


Guiding Principles

HONOR the heritage of the organization—its link to the Episcopal Church and its mission to serve all elderly as a nonprofit provider of services and housing.

RESPECT one another as members of the community, whether resident or staff, striving to be collaborative and to treat one another with dignity.

EMBRACE the unique characteristics of the individual while building and supporting the needs of each community, and being dedicated to expanding the diversity of those who live and work within the ESC family.

SERVE with integrity, ethically conducting the business and management of the organization so that it meets current needs as well as plans for the future.

GROW community programs and housing prudently in order to serve seniors of a wide range of financial means.

BUILD the resources and financial capacity of ESC and ESC Foundation, acting as good stewards to assure the organization’s present and future ability to satisfy its constituents and achieve its mission.

"After doing my research, I chose St. Paul’s Towers for the services, the health care, and the financial strength. I knew they had a good reputation, but what surprises me is how comfortable I feel here. We have great conversations at dinner and the people are truly intriguing."

Carl York, resident RESIDENT

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