St. John's Retirement Village (SJRV) was created for and by the community, and it continues to be supported by the people of Yolo County and beyond.
The retirement community began in 1964 when the Stoll family recognized the need for a secure environment where the seniors of our community could be treated with dignity and quality of life could be maintained. They gifted their estates, totaling $750,000 toward the goal of establishing a non-profit retirement facility in Yolo County. The funding helped purchase the 14 acres upon which St. John's operates today.
The first phase of construction began with 13 courtyard apartments, two cottages and the main building, which included a kitchen and administrative offices. The second phase brought a third cottage and the 48-bed Stollwood Convalescent Hospital.
Today the campus consists of:
- 13 individual cottages (studio, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom homes)
- 14 apartments (studios and 1-bedroom)
- 32 apartments (studio and 1-bedroom) in the Personal Care Unit building
- 16 studio rooms for Alzheimer's and dementia patients in Dorothy Gray Watts Manor West
- 16 studio rooms for increased personal care in Dorothy Tollefsen Manor East
- the 48-bed Stollwood Convalescent Hospital
- a chapel
- an administration building
- a facility maintenance building
Three acres remain undeveloped.