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St. Peter Home for Children opened in the 1870′s as an orphanage run by the Catholic Sisters of St. Dominic and, then, in 1886 by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Kentucky. Many children, from newborns thru their late teens, lived, were schooled, and worked at St. Peter’s over the years. There was a garden and a farm in the early part of the 20th century where the children toiled and produced vegetables and where their cows provided milk for their nourishment.
Two former residents of St. Peter Villa were born at the orphanage and lived their entire lives, into their 80′s, on this corner of Poplar and McLean. Others went off to war from here and still others served as scouts while at the facility. It was a world unto itself where the selfless nuns made a real home for the children.
The Home was the site of a massive picnic-fundraiser each 4th of July for many decades, an event that was a political haven for everyone running for office in the city and county. There were rides, games of chance, a spaghetti dinner, cakewalk, and bingo games all day and night. Many thousands of people turned out for the annual affair.
It is only fitting that the many years of nurturing of the young not be forgotten. The history room contains pictures, original bread-basket bassinet, eating utensils, toys, institutional objects, and even a few of the original pieces of furniture. A few religious items, such as statues and ceramics are also housed in the St. Peter History Room. It is a link that recognizes the importance of “St. Peter’s” to the Memphis community then –and now.   
 
Please feel free to stop by the Villa and take a tour of the history room Monday through Friday between  8am – 3pm.  We encourage visitors to come and share a little of their history from the orphanage.

As always the residents love FAT TUESDAY!  It is one of the all time favorite celebrations here at SHC at St. Peter Villa.  This year’s crowning King and Queen was no exception.  Everyone enjoyed having a taste of New Orleans, with music, food, and fun.

The 71st Annual Al Chymia Shrine Circus came to Memphis February 27-March 2, 2014 and our residents were excited to see them again this year.  Everyone enjoyed watching the clowns perform, the animals parade,  and the singers  sing, but the residents were especially fond of the delicious food.

Shriners is an internaional men’s fraternity with over 360,000 members.  They are best known for the 22 non-profit Shriners Hospitals for children and their red fez hats.  All of the proceeds from the traveling circus ticket sales go toward their children’s organization.

culinary arts class3Our monthly culinary arts demonstration was led this month by one of our residents Ms. Susan Tufts-Stefanac. Ms. Tufts (as she likes to be called)  made grilled hamburgers while demonstrating proper infection control and safety on the use of a portable grill.  She cooked a healthy meal for people on the go with time and space limitations.

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Congratulating this years Valentines King and Queen are Mr. Joe Jackson and Ms. Emma Conard. 

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing away of our former Administrator Pamela L. Jowers.  Pam was an excellent leader, who led us through a great transition to Signature HealthCARE Corporation four years ago.  She had a history at St. Peter Villa which began in 1996 as an ADON and later DON before leaving for a year and returning to St. Peter Villa as Administrator.  As she grew, she began to guide us and the ministry that we try to teach into a new direction.  She wanted the best for residents, families and staff alike and tried to improve the quality of life in the facility daily.  We will truly miss her as we begin a new process in our life with a new leader.

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Quality of Life director Shawn Xavier Jones was asked to be one of the guest presenters at AB Hill Elementary School in Memphis, TN to mentor boys of the importance of education. “This was a great way to celebrate National Activity Professionals Week in conjunction with sensitivity training with the young”. Students were advised of career options in long-term care and also impaired to simulate how disabled persons feel and what kind of caring, educated personalities are needed to care for them.

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Today our residents will be paying tribute to the Legendary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., by watching a film at 2pm in the Activitiy Center.  Families are invited to join their loved ones in celebrating one of our great leaders in the US.