In 1953, a committee was formed from representatives of United Mennonite congregations in the Niagara Region, as well as from Waterloo and Toronto to address the increasing awareness of the need for a housing program for the elderly among the constituent congregations. Under the leadership of the Ontario Women in Mission, the committee registered the "United Mennonite Home for the Aged" under the Charitable Homes Act. On August 21, 1955, the newly constructed "United Mennonite Home for the Aged" was dedicated.
Today the record speaks for itself! United Mennonite Home (now simply called "The Home") in Vineland has provided quality living accommodations and compassionate care to seniors for over 60 years. In that time, UMH has been home to more than 800 residents, and touched the lives of countless others - friends and family members who know and appreciate the valuable role UMH plays in their community.
United Mennonite Home is a Christian not for profit, charitable organization. The purpose of the Home is to provide professional care with compassion. The objective is realized by treating its residents with dignity and respect, thereby fulfilling the mandate to "do unto others as you would have others do unto you".
The Board of Directors that oversees the operation of the Home as well as Orchard View Apartments and Vineland Park Estates, is composed of representatives of sponsoring churches. It is the goal of the board and staff to provide comfortable and well maintained living accommodations; as well as stimulating, complementary recreational programs with an emphasis on the spiritual, physical and social needs of all tenants.