History

History

The Lions Clubs of Singapore were very concerned that many elderly people who had been vital and productive during their working years had fallen on difficult times and had no place to turn to.

In 1980, our first community home for the aged and destitute elderly was started. Situated at a Housing and Development Board void deck at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10, it was a modest start, providing free lodging for 18 residents.

In 1985, the Lions Clubs turned their attention to caring for the elderly sick, which required a high level of motivation and compassion. A nursing home at Toa Payoh Rise, using a converted World War II bomb shelter, was started. The nursing home catered for 45 residents.

In the meantime, the Lions Clubs secured a site at Bedok South Avenue 2 and a new building was completed on 9 March 1997, which accommodated 154 residents.

In 12 January 2003, the redevelopment at Toa Payoh Rise was completed and it could accommodate 200 residents. Along with the increased space, it also had a 42-bed dementia wing and a team of highly skilled staff.

In October 2015, the residents from Toa Payoh Rise moved to the new Home in Bishan that has a total of 36 wards and 230 beds. Due to close proximity within the neighbourhood, the Home also set up a Senior Care Centre where residents are able to receive professional medical and nursing services which include Dementia Management, Rehabilitation and Recreational Therapy.