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Three Men in Workshop

Following in the footsteps of our benevolent founder, Father William O’Connor, philanthropy continues to play an important role in our nonprofit mission.  When people (and companies) join us to provide exceptional services to seniors in the greater Stockton community … we celebrate!

With only 2% of all giving in the United States directed toward senior causes, we know our work will be a challenge as we build relationships and partnerships to change the focus toward helping seniors. We hope you will join us!



Over the past three decades, O’Connor Woods earned the reputation as a solid and trusted choice for northern San Joaquin County seniors. We pride ourselves on providing flexibility, an engaging and worry-free lifestyle, financial stability and future health care support. Today, we are a community-based nonprofit organization dedicated to redefining the Life Plan Community / CCRC for our residents. Led by the values of our founders, our governance is fully vested in a volunteer board of directors committed to the long-term stability and mission of the organization.



Father O'Connor

Our history is rich and shapes the essence of who we are. O’Connor Woods stands today as the dream of Father William O’Connor, a local Catholic priest who saw the need to build a home for old men. Although not part of Father O’Connor’s original vision, strong encouragement from local physicians gave way to including a hospital as part of our care. In 1899, we founded St. Joseph’s Hospital and Home for Old Men in Stockton, California.


Meet Our Team

Penny Mallette, Executive Director

Penny Mallette, Executive Director of O'Connor WoodsPenny joined O’Connor Woods in 1997 after having managed the Assisted Living and Residential Services for the Masonic Homes for nine years. At O’Connor Woods, Penny instills a sense of compassion, mentorship, and caring in her staff, all while being a strong advocate for residents and their families. In particular, Penny was instrumental in the development and care model of our Memory Care, Laurel Pointe. She is a licensed nurse and a certified Director of Social Services.



O'Connor Woods Partners with Touro University Medical Group and Hospice of San Joaquin

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Awards & Achievements

2019 Best of San Joaquin Winner

National Quality Award

Meadowood has earned a special national distinction. The American Health Care Association (AHCA)/National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) National Quality Awards Program has announced that Meadowood received the Bronze Quality Award in 2023. 2023 Bronze Award

Best Retirement Community

O’Connor Woods is honored to have been named “Best Retirement Community” by Best of 2022 Lodi’s Readers’ Choice Awards! 2022 Best of Lodi

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