In the beginning members of First Christian Church of Canton spearheaded an effort to create a retirement living community in the Canton/Massillon area. The organizers had a vision. The saw a need for a retirement community offering a continuum of care. Their goal was to develop one of the area’s first retirement communities to include Independent Living, Assisted Living and Nursing Care all under one roof . The doors of Canton Christian Home opened in November of 1976.
In 1991 Canton Christian Home was expanded adding a new wing which included Assisted Living accommodations. In 2013 Canton Christian Home under went a large expansion to remodel the entire building, giving it an updated and more inviting look. This included additional apartments for independent residents.