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About Us

Established in December 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 of 3,300sqm. Concurrently, we also entered into a three-plus-three year tenancy agreement on the remaining 8,924sqm land area that we are currently occupying.

We are presently constructing a new five-storey building on the 30-year lease land, to maximise on the plot ratio of 1.4 prescribed for the land. We began construction in November 2018 and when we move into the new building, we shall increase our licensed capacity to 150.

We invite you to join us in this exciting journey of building a new Home for the Elderly, so that our Residents will not be displaced.

The Home is a recipient of the President's Award for Philanthropy 2014, and the Charity Transparency Award (2018).

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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 six 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


- Assorted Biscuits
- Canned Mushroom
- Kaya Spread
- Jam Spread
- Canned Vegetable / Lettuce
- Cooking Oil (2L bottle or more)
- Cooking Salt
- Light Soya Sauce (2L bottle or more)
- Dark Soya Sauce (2L bottle or more)
- Adult Powder Milk (Eg: Anlene Gold / Ensure)
- Powder Full Cream Milk
- Tea Powder / Tea-Bags
- Coffee Powder (not 3-in-1)
- Evaporated Milk
- Condensed Milk
- Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce

Home & Furniture

- Black Trash Bags (Large size)
- Jumbo Toilet Rolls
- Bleach
- Floor Cleaning Liquid
- Antiseptic Germicide Liquid (Eg: Dettol)
- Disposable Gloves (for food handling)
- 3-Ply Medical Face Masks
- Dishwashing Liquid
- Hand Wash Liquid Soap
- Laundry Powder

Book & Stationary

- A4 size paper for office use.
- Lap Top Computers for administrative use.

Audio/ Visual Equipment

- One wireless microphone

  • Community
  • Elderly
  • Social Service

Monica Chia

St. John's Home For Elderly Persons

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