St. Joseph’s Home was set up by the Catholic Welfare Services in 1978 to provide shelter, care and love for the aged and destitute, regardless of race or religion. It was the late Dr. Ee Peng Liang’s vision and untiring efforts that made this possible.
The Canossian Sisters volunteered their services for the administration and running of the Home. They were fully involved right from the beginning of its conception to the present day-to-day care of the residents.
In 1985, there was a pressing need to care for patients with advanced illness, and Dr. Ee was once again instrumental in starting the hospice. In 1993, St. Joseph’s Home moved to its present location.
Through the years, we have had the support of faithful volunteers and donors. Individuals who took time to perform medical checkups, host games and activities, and befriend our residents bring an important fabric of society into our Home.
In February 2017, we moved back into Jurong West with bigger and better facilities. Our single-storey home has transformed into a six-storey building, consisting of a big garden and sprawling walkways. This relocation brings fresh opportunities for us to work with our neighbours to redefine the way we age. The community partnerships function was set up to connect with neighbouring companies, schools and residents.
To better serve the community, innovative services such as the Dusk-to-Dawn (night respite programme) and hydropool have also been introduced for the public.
In August 2017, our infant and childcare centre officially opened its doors. We welcomed our first cohort of children. The centre introduced Singapore’s first intergenerational curriculum, where our young and old develop mutual respect and understanding for one another. With experienced teachers, our children pick up valuable language, arts, motor skills and character development as well.