History & Milestone

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.


April 1

Prof Ho Yew Kee was appointed as Chairman of St Luke’s ElderCare

April 1

Mr Timothy Teo stepped down as Chairman of St Luke’s ElderCare

May 4

Officially commenced operations at St Luke’s ElderCare Residence @ Ang Mo Kio (nursing home)

January 12

Official Opening of St Luke’s ElderCare Hougang Meadow Centre

July 31

Official Opening of St Luke’s ElderCare Kebun Baru Centre

July 19

Official Opening of St Luke’s ElderCare Sumang Centre

April 24

Official Opening of St Luke’s ElderCare Ang Mo Kio Polyclinic Centre

April 5

Official Opening of St Luke’s ElderCare Bukit Batok Centre

July 1

Our Learning Hub was designated as one of six Learning Institutes appointed by the Agency for Integrated Care

May 28

St Luke’s ElderCare Marine Parade centre became operational.

May 15

St Luke’s ElderCare welcomed its 7th centre to its Central Cluster, St Luke’s ElderCare Hougang Meadow Centre.

April 15

St Luke’s ElderCare Sumang Centre became operational.

March 15

St Luke’s ElderCare Kebun Baru Centre became operational

March 15

St Luke’s ElderCare welcomed its 4th centre to the North, St Luke’s ElderCare AMK Polyclinic centre.

February 15

St Luke’s ElderCare Rivervale Centre became operational.

December 15

St Luke’s ElderCare welcomed its 7th centre in the west, St Luke’s ElderCare Bukit Batok Centre

October 15

St Luke’s ElderCare Keat Hong Centre became operational on 15 October 2017

June 1

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

August 19

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 19

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

February 29

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

February 27

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.

August 17

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

July 3

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

February 3

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

January 3

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

January 3

Weekend Respite Services rolled out at Changkat & Yishun centres.

January 3

Ayer Rajah Centre is temporarily closed for renovation.

October 21

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

January 21

Opening of our 12th eldercare centre, Changkat Centre.

November 21

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

April 21

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

March 3

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

December 3

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

December 3

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 21

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

October 21

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 21

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 21

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

January 3

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

July 3

July: Serangoon Centre was officially declared operational.

April 3

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

January 3

Jul: Bukit Timah Centre begins operations.

March 3

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

February 3

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

January 3

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.

January 3

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

August 1

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.