A Golden Opportunity To Serve

Saint Anne Communities celebrates 50 years of providing loving care for the senior population of the greater Fort Wayne area.
Oct 1, 2016
Donna Detweiler
Jeffrey Crane
A Golden Opportunity To Serve

Fifty years ago, Geneva Davidson donated a large part of her estate to the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend to build a “home for the aged.”  This large donation, along with the faith-based vision of the Diocese, prompted the start of “Saint Anne Home.”

Saint Anne has grown exponentially and is now shepherded by Dave Deffenbaugh, chief operating officer, and his valued team.  

Our Mission
“We want to celebrate our mission:  we have the privilege of serving by providing high quality care in a Christian environment that supports the whole person,” says Deffenbaugh.  

Our Elderly Friends & Their Families
“We are celebrating the privilege of caring for older adults.  Saint Anne would not exist without people who wanted care in a high quality, faith-centered Christian environment where all faiths are welcome.”

The Fort Wayne & Huntington Communities
“Our trusted relationships with the vendors, hospitals, workers, emergency services, families and volunteers are what make Saint Anne work,” says Deffenbaugh. 

Our Model of Person-Centered Care
“Respect for the individual and their choice is the core.  We strive to fulfill the things we need to do while involving our residents in decisions about their daily life.  We are blessed to have a group of caregivers in it for the right reason – to serve.”

Saint Anne Communities also has two new facilities to celebrate.  In July of 2015, the former Villa of the Woods (previously run by Catholic Charities), now called Grace Pointe, became part of Saint Anne’s continuum of care.  It is a 35-bed licensed assisted living program.  

Victory Noll will be a new residential care facility in partnership with Our Lady of Victory on its campus in Huntington.  Scheduled to open in the spring of 2017, this facility will also fall under the direction of Saint Anne Communities.  Both facilities will continue the model of care begun at the Randallia campus, providing 5-star quality healthcare in a loving, Christ-filled environment.  

This year, Saint Anne bought an office building to be a resource center for all three campuses.  “We’d love to start our own CNA training and provide support groups,” says Deffenbaugh. 

The Golden Anniversary will culminate with a celebration on July 26, 2017, appropriately the feast day of Saints Anne and Joachim.

“We want to celebrate everything making Saint Anne Communities thrive in the last 50 years,” says Deffenbaugh.

Saint Anne Communities

Owner(s): Dave Deffenbaugh, Administrator/COO

Address: 1900 Randallia Drive Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805

Phone: (260) 484-5555

Website: saintannecommunities.org

Years in Business: 49

Number of Employees: 421

Products & Services: assisted living

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