Our History

History of Ritz Lutheran Villa
Ritz Lutheran Villa was incorporated in May 1971 as a charitable organization dedicated to meeting the residential needs of seniors living in the Municipality of West Perth, which incorporates the town of Mitchell and the surrounding townships of Fullarton, Hibbert and Logan. The organization, which is also a registered charity, is governed by a Board of not more than fourteen volunteer Directors who hold membership in the Corporation and who are elected at its Annual General Meeting. The Corporation has served as the parent organization for a number of services and programs which include…

  • a licensed home (opened 1974) operating as Ritz Lutheran Villa
  • a Seniors Non-Profit Housing Complex (opened 1985) operating as Ritz Manor Apartments
  • a number of Community Home Support Programs (1987) operating as Mitchell & Area Community

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  • a Life Lease Housing Project (1994) operating as Thames River Place
  • a 48 bed licensed nursing home, Mitchell Nursing Home (2006)