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About Campaignends 08 Feb 2022, 11:59 PM
We have occupied 69 Wan Tho Avenue since the Home's inception in 1958, however the lease on the land expired on 31 December 2015. We were granted a fresh 30-year lease beginning on 1 January 2016 for 3,300sqm, a smaller part of the land we have long occupied.
We are building a new five-storey Home with increased capacity of 150 elderly persons. Construction began in Nov 2018, and after suspension of work from Apr 2020 to Sep 2020 due to Covid-19, we now look forward to moving in by June 2021. The new address is 1 Willow Avenue, just next to our current Home.
The current average length of stay is 5 years, with the longest at 22 years.
As of Dec 2020, we are still short of S$2.5 million to complete the Home.
Please donate generously so our elderly can continue to have a place call Home. Thank you!
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.