ABOUT VILLA FRANCIS
Milestones
Our journey begins here...
2013  September   :  Moved to our new site on 14.09.2013
 
2013 September : New Site blessing day on 16.09.2013
2012 December: Opening of Transitional Convalescent Facilities on 12.12.12
2012 November 11: Sister Maria, receiving the cheque donation from the Guest of Honour, Mr Bobby Chin at the Singapore Turf Club, during the running of the Longines Singapore Gold Cup”. “Picture courtesy of Singapore Turf Club”.
2012 January 29: Blessing ceremony for new Villa Francis site at Yishun
Representatives  of various faiths at the ceremony on Jan 6.  From left:  Mr Jaafar Ma (Islam), Rev Gabriel Liew (Christianity), Archbishop Nicholas Chia, Master Wei Yi (Taoism), Venerable Yan Xu (Buddhism) and Mr Gupta Sneh Kant (Hinduism)
2012 January 05: Construction of Villa Francis at Yishun Central
2012
Extension of lease till December 2013
2012
Staff Dinner Outing
2012
Intermediate and Long Term Care Nites
2011
Catholic Welfare Services Award Nite
2011
Nurses day Celebration
2006 April: The Canossian Daughters of Charity (F.D.C.C) were appointed to manage Villa Francis under the CWS Nursing Homes Management Committee.
2003
Extension of lease till May 2012
2001 April: Catholic Welfare Services (Singapore) took over the management of Villa Francis from the F.M.D.M Sisters.
1978 April 22: Opening and Handing over of Villa Francis by Acting Minister for Social Affairs, Dr Ahmad Mattar.
1977 February - March: The arrival of the 156 residents from Yew Tee Home and Dragon Lotus Home at Woodlands
1977 January 08: The FMDM Sisters moved into Villa Francis
From left:  Sister Anne Goh, Sister Antonine Noordin, Sister Siena Pillai, Sister Helen Fernandez, Sister Mary Jean Rogers (kneeling), Sister Carmen Francis.
1973 March: The Franciscan Missionaries of the Divine Motherhood (F.M.D.M) Sisters discussed the possibility of managing a proposed Home at Mandai Road with the late Dr.Ee Peng Liang, the thenPresident of the Council of Social Services.The proposed 3 acres site at Mandai Estate was leased for 30 years commencing on 23 May 1973. Building works commenced in 1974.
1970s: In Chinatown, Sago Lane was well known for its rows of "Death Houses". Here the Chinese immigrants and the very poor when nearing their end, were abandoned and left to die. They were completely deprived of any material or spiritual comfortsIn the event of urbanization, Singapore become a city of higherized buildings. The old Chinatown gave way to the new development and the "Death Houses" no longer existed. A new social problem arose – the care of the aged sick.
 
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