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About Us

A Shelter for needy elderly persons.

Established in Dec. 1958, St. John's Home for Elderly Persons is a Sheltered Home for elderly persons who are ambulant and aged above 60.

Our Mission is to provide shelter and care to meet the physical and spiritual needs of elderly persons who have no home and no children or close relatives with adequate resources to care for them.
The Home is open to all regardless of race or creed.

We are not a government-subvented Home and depend largely on the public's generosity to enable us to continue our work as a Registered Charity.

Since the Home started operations in December 1958, we have been located at our present site at 69 Wan Tho Avenue. In 2015, the Government granted us a fresh 30-year lease on a reduced land area. Concurrently, we also entered into a three-plus-three year tenancy agreement on the land that we are currently occupying.

We are now building a new five-storey building on the 30-year lease land to maximise on the plot ratio of 1.4 prescribed for the land. When we move into the new building, we shall increase our licensed capacity to 150. Construction began in Nov 2018, with target completion in Mar 2021.

We appeal for your support of building a new Home, so our elderly residents will not be displaced. Please donate generously. Thank you.

The Home is a recipient of the President's Award for Philanthropy 2014, the Charity Transparency Award 2019, 2018, Community in Bloom Award 2018, 2016, 2014.

Our Programmes

Residential Care.
As a Sheltered Home for needy elderly persons, we provide long-term residential care including accommodation, meals, laundry and basic medical care.

Physiotherapy Programme
We have physiotherapy exercises 6 days a week for our Residents with their respective Individual Care Plan (ICP) reviewed every six months.
The programme includes individual and group physiotherapy exercises, occupational-recreational therapy and bedside exercises.
A professional physiotherapist assesses our Residents' physical conditions, plans suitable programmes, monitors their progress and guides our in-house Physiotherapy Aides to implement the ICP;

Counselling Services
Professional counsellors conduct Individual and Group Counselling sessions (Life Review Group and Emotional Management Group).
Our in-house Assistant Counsellor provides counselling care to our Residents five days a week.

Medical Services
For Residents who are on the Public Assistance (PA) Scheme, our staff escorts them for their medical appointments.
For non-PA Residents, we track their drug prescriptions and medical appointments and ensure that their family or relatives attend to their medical needs in a timely manner.
We also provide Basic First Aid for our Residents whenever necessary.

Other Programmes and Activities
There are also weekly activities planned and conducted by our volunteers and staff to keep our Residents active, engaging them socially, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

Our Wish List


Cereal or Oats
Bread Spread - Jam
Canned Fruit Peach
Canned Fruit Cocktail
Canned Baby Corn
Luncheon Meat
Canned Mushroom
Chicken Powder (1kg tubs)
Evaporated Milk
Condensed Milk
Full Cream Milk Powder (600g packets)
Sesame Oil (700ml bottles)
English Tea (powder or tea-bags)

Home & Furniture

Disposable XL-size Black Garbage Bag
Disposable M-size White Bin Garbage Bag
Disposable Plastic Glove (Clinic use)

Book & Stationary

- A4 size paper.
- new Windows Laptops.
- Sets of 24-piece colour pencils

  • Community
  • Elderly
  • Families
  • Social Service

Monica Chia

St. John's Home For Elderly Persons

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