Message from Carolyn Gosse, President

St. Joseph’s Villa is celebrating 140 years of caring for our community. Continuing the legacy of our founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Hamilton, we are proud and honoured to serve those most in need. Our programs and initiatives are strategically planned and designed to provide compassionate care,dignity, comfort, and improved quality of life for everyone who is part of the Villa family.

Our busy and active campus is home to 390 long-term care residents. Additionally, St. Joseph’s Villa has 8 respite care beds, 8 suites for retired diocesan priests, 35 convalescent care beds, 107 life-lease condos – St. Joseph’s Estates – for individuals 55+. To help support seniors living independently and promote active, healthy aging, we offer a wide array of community outreach programs, services and clinics such as our Adult Day Program, Seniors in Motion gym, heated therapeutic pool and specialized medical clinics open to the community.

St. Joseph’s Villa is the second largest organization in the St. Joseph’s Health System. We are an active partner and involved in efforts and initiatives that affect our health care system. Through meaningful collaborations with our sister facilities, together we strive to provide the right care, at the right time, in the right place. Integrated care is about a seamless transition and ensuring patients and families come first.

We are proud to provide educational opportunities to healthcare professionals through partnerships with Mohawk College and McMaster University. These experiences not only provide future health care leaders with real-world, practical experience but allow us to learn and develop new best practices to continuing improving on the exceptional level of care we offer residents, family members and caregivers.

St. Joseph’s Villa staff and volunteers are special. Their compassionate care and devotion make us unique. They are truly a lifeline and their incredible support enhances our mission and continually inspires our community. We thank you deeply for your dedication and commitment!

We are also pleased to work together with St. Joseph’s Villa Foundation, our official fundraising organization. Together, they help us to ensure that critical equipment, resources, renovations, safety and health measures are in place to better care for all those we serve.

We thank you – our community for being part of St. Joseph’s Villa’s legacy and helping us to care for all members of the Villa family.

Carolyn