Our History


St. Raphael's Nursing Home

In 1972, Hugh and Pamela MacLean bought St. Jerome’s College dormitory that was originally built in 1952, but had sat empty since the college relocated to the University of Waterloo campus. With some renovations it opened as St. Raphael’s Nursing home and so the history of service to seniors in the Kitchener-Waterloo community began.


Lutheran Homes Kitchener - Waterloo 

In 1993 Lutheran Homes Kitchener-Waterloo, a ministry of the Eastern Synod of the Lutheran Church purchased St. Raphael’s nursing home. 

I love it here. I recently moved in and have been having a wonderful time. The exercises and activities are great, there's no time to sit and get bored!



Trinity Village Studios

The Trinity Village Studios’ building originally housed the long-term care facility but in 2005 was converted from a 150-bed nursing home to a 62-unit retirement residence. The building's name highlights its many one-room studios, but it also has spacious two-room suites. The Studios are ideal for seniors who are living alone in the family home and now wish to live in a welcoming community. Dedicated staff is available to provide extra care, as needed.


Trinity Village Care Centre

The Trinity Village Care Centre, built in 2002, sits adjacent to the old site. Trinity Village Care Centre prides itself on being a progressive, compassionate, long term care facility providing quality care for 150 residents. The Care Centre is a 3-floor climate-controlled facility with 90 private rooms and 60 basic rooms. There are 5 home areas each with 30 residents.

The staff is committed to excellence in providing a wide variety of therapeutic services in addition to recreation programming to stimulate personal growth for the residential community. The many long term services awards held by the dedicated staff demonstrate their commitment to the seniors.


Trinity Village Terraces

Comprised of 60 life-lease townhomes for adults 55 plus who are looking for independent living, they were built from 1999-2003. The goal was to create an affordable home built below the average cost of one in the Waterloo Region.

At the Terraces, you have a choice of quality built bungalow townhomes, ranging from 762 to 1407 sq.ft., each with full basements, which provide additional storage and recreational space. Standard features include air conditioning, decks, and barrier-free features such as wider doorways, corridors, and spacious bathrooms. Residents of the Terraces enjoy the benefits of belonging to a Resident’s Association.

Our Achievements

We value excellence and embrace change to delight those we serve.

As a corporation, we prioritize constant improvement, balancing resident and staff needs with stewardship and accountability. Individually, we welcome innovative initiatives, fostering a learning and results-oriented environment through open evaluation.

We rely on best practices, research, innovative technology, and accreditation to continuously improve our services.

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