About Us

History and Milestones

St Luke’s ElderCare was named after Saint Luke, physician and writer of the Gospel and Acts of the Apostles. It was started in 1999 with the aim of providing eldercare services to families. Family members who are working may gain peace of mind knowing that their loved ones are in good hands.

Timeline

2017
June

Ayer Rajah Centre Underwent Renovation And Officially Re-Opened On 1 June 2017.

2016
August

Dr Kenny Tan assumed the position as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for St Luke’s ElderCare while A/Prof Tan Boon Yeow assumed his position as CEO for St Luke’s Hospital.

August

Mr Lim Hock Chuan stepped down as Chief Executive Officer of St Luke’s Hospital and St Luke’s ElderCare.

February

3 new centres in the North commenced it’s operations, bringing our total number of centres up to 14.

February

Yishun Centre officially ceased operations as we move forward and expand into 3 news centres in the North: Chong Pang, Nee Soon Central and Nee Soon East.

2015
August

Clementi Centre underwent renovation and officially re-opened in August 2016.

July

Tampines Centre Underwent Renovation And Officially Re-Opened In July 2016.

February

Centre-based nursing services initiated at Changkat Centre, Clementi Centre, and Telok Blangah Centre.

2014
January

Weekend Respite Services rolled out at Changkat & Yishun centres.

January

St Luke’s ElderCare together with St Luke’s Hospital embarked on a joint visioning exercise.

January

Ayer Rajah Centre is temporarily closed for renovation.

2013
October

St Luke’s Hospital welcomes new Chairman, Dr Peng Chung Mien and Vice-Chairman, Dr Ernest Chew on board.

January

Opening of our 12th eldercare centre, Changkat Centre.

2012
November

St Luke’s Hospital (SLH) receives the inaugural President’s Award for Social Impact 2012.

April

Groundbreaking ceremony for St Luke’s Hospital’s new wing to house improved facilities and more beds.

March

SLEC partners with Queenstown Methodist Church for Bukit Timah Centre and Telok Ayer Methodist Church for Telok Blangah Centre.

2011
December

Telok Blangah Centre opens, bringing our total number of centers to 11.

December

Celebrate Christmas in Singapore (CCIS) adopted SLEC for their inaugural fundraising event, as its sole beneficiary, in conjunction with their eight year of running Christmas celebrations in Orchard Road.

November

St Luke’s 11th ElderCare Centre in Telok Blangah commenced operations.

October

Some 400 staff, guests and the Minister of Health, Mr Gan Kim Yong, gathered at Raffles Town Club to celebrate St Luke’s Hospital’s 15th Anniversary.

September

The Minister for Health Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister of State for Health Dr Amy Khor and senior officials from the Ministry of Health and Agency for Integrated Care visited St Luke’s Hospital to better understand the services provided by the hospital and the challenges it faced.

April

St Luke’s 10th ElderCare centre in Ayer Rajah commenced operations.

January

Our 9th centre, Jurong East Centre was officially declared open.

2010
July

July: Serangoon Centre was officially declared operational.

2009
April

April: St Luke’s ElderCare took over the management of Golden Years Centre, bringing the total number of eldercare centres to seven.

2008
January

Jul: Bukit Timah Centre begins operations.

2007
March

Launch of the Active Rehab Programme to provide physiotherapy treatment for clients.

2006
February

Launch of our Wellness Programme to address the need for seniors to keep healthy and fit.

2003
January

Tampines Centre opens. Our first collaboration with Bendemeer Secondary School for Intergenerational Games begin. St Luke’s ElderCare held it’s first fund raising activity at Whampoa Centre.

2001
January

The first four pioneering centres – Clementi, Hougang, Yishun and Whampoa – were officially operational.

1999
August

Aug: St Luke’s Hospital, together with churches and community organisations in Singapore, came together to set up and offer services under St Luke’s ElderCare. St Luke’s ElderCare’s Operations were carried out in the office along Armenian Street.