St Joseph’s Home a step closer to completion
A significant milestone in the redevelopment of St Joseph’s Home was reached during a “topping out” ceremony on May 31.
Board members, staff and construction workers gathered in high spirits for the event held at 921 Jurong Road.
The ceremony saw Canossian Sr Geraldine Tan, St Joseph’s Home administrator; Mr Thomas Tan, Catholic Welfare Services chairperson; and Canossian Sr Marilyn Lim, vice chairperson of the Catholic Welfare Services management committee, shovelling cement into a cavity on the roof of the six-storey home.
The act symbolised the completion of external structural works for the nursing home for the elderly.
“The new home will have 412 beds and up to 190 staff,” Mr Tan told CatholicNews. The rooms will “provide sufficient space” for each resident as there won’t be too many beds in each room, he added.
St Joseph’s Home is expected to be completed by December this year and residents can expect to move in by March 2017.
Among the services that will be available at the new home are music and art therapy, hydrotherapy, which involves the use of water for pain relief and treatment, and a gym.
St Joseph’s Home has been under renovation since 2014. Residents have been staying in a temporary home located at 9 Mandai Estate.
By Jared Ng