St. John’s Retirement Homes Inc., more commonly known as St. John's Centre, is a non-profit organization that offers affordable housing and support services to seniors age 65 and over. It received its charitable status in 1996.
The Centre was established as a Social Housing project and received approval from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) in 1984. It officially opened its doors in 1987. In 2000 the funding for the bricks and mortar was devolved from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing to the City of Peterborough’s Social Housing division. For this purpose, they are referred to as the Service Manager.
An internal passage way to St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church called the “Link” was built in 1998 to facilitate access and enable tenants to participate in Church events. Also in 1998, support services were implemented for tenants in need of assistance with activities of daily living in order to remain independent. Support services are funded by the Ministry of Health Long Term Care Division (MOHLTC) and provided at no cost to tenants. Today, funding is flowed through the Local Health Integration Network known as the LHIN.
The sale of a parcel of land from the St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church made this housing project possible. Founding members included William Chandler Lech, Marshall Trossman, Eldon Ray, Philip Hart Turner, William Ernest Moore, Arthur Edward Parker, Margaret Dyer, Anita Earnshaw, Paul John Copus Nornabell, Paul Holloway and Elwood Jones.
For further information, please call St. John’s Centre at (705) 749-0757 between 12:30 PM and 4:00 PM Monday through Thursday.