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ends 31 Aug 2016, 11:59 PM
The residents of St. John's Home for Elderly Persons can finally have peace of mind, because the Home's land lease issue, which was of much concern to them, has been settled, and they need not now have to worry about their accommodation in the years ahead. This would especially be so for those of our residents who have been staying at the Home for many years. Our longest-staying resident has in fact, been staying at the Home for 16 years.

The Home's most urgent need and biggest challenge right now, is the sourcing of funds for the development of the new multi-storey Home, which will be fully equipped with modern facilities and amenities, but which will be built on a smaller plot of land, of about one third the size of our existing land area, as has been allocated to the Home by the Singapore Land Authority. Construction of the new Home will commence in about three years' time.

We are therefore, now pleased to invite you to give your generous support to the St John's Home for Elderly Persons and its redevelopment project, by making a cash donation towards this event.

For more information, please contact Chew Lian at 6285 4446 or email her at [email protected]

About the Charity

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.


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