Everyone desires to live well and age gracefully. By staying physically and socially active, we can live life to the fullest.
Encouraging your loved one to maintain as much independence as possible is an effective way to support their health and wellness.
Through the Community Network for Seniors (CNS), Government agencies and community partners work together to bring “ABC” – Active Ageing, Befriending, and Care and Support to help seniors age gracefully.
Help your loved ones stay active, healthy and socially engaged with these programmes near your neighbourhood:
Check eyes, check ears, check mouth! It is a basic check to ensure your loved one’s eyes, ears and mouth are in good health. This is so they can see better, hear better and keep enjoying the food they love. It is important to get checked in order to get the right treatment early if they find any conditions. Find out about
available sessions here.
Visit our Community Health Posts to consult health coaches for one-to-one advice on how your loved one can adopt a healthier lifestyle!
Your loved one can learn a range of different exercises, including Resistance Band Exercises, Low Impact Aerobics, Line Dance, Qigong and Taichi. With these exercises, they can benefit from strengthened joints and muscles, improved heart health and circulation. It also keeps their mind and body healthy!
Your loved one can join a fun-filled workshop to learn more about successful ageing, and get tips on making healthier lifestyle choices.
They can learn how to prepare healthy dishes through live demonstration by our instructors.
Encourage your loved one to keep their minds active and make new friends through
Social Activities such as Rummy-O, Karaoke and Café-Corner.
Look out for Active Ageng activities that your loved one can take part in, to
Learn New Skills or Pursue Hobbies. Visit the National Silver Academy’s website to find out about more courses and activities available.
early care plans with your loved one who is still active and able to indicate his/her preferences.
Download the LifeSG App to Stay Active, Healthy and Connected!
Use it to download your Merdeka Generation e-card for use at select merchant outlets and CHAS clinics, find active ageing programmes near you, or view your personalised government benefits!
You can download it on Google Play store, or the Apple App Store.
If your loved one lives alone or feel lonely, we can match them with friendly volunteer befrienders in their neighbourhood! The befrienders will visit them regularly to lend a helping hand and listening ear.
Silver Generation (SG) Ambassadors actively reach out to all Singapore Citizens aged 65 and above to share with them activities and services under CNS. They are trained to identify the needs of seniors and will link vulnerable seniors to social and health community partners, so that they receive timely help.
Learn about being an SG Ambassador here. If you would like to know more or sign up for CNS programmes or become SG Ambassadors, please call the AIC Hotline at 1800 650 6060.
Your loved one can exercise and interact with other seniors while you are at work. Transportation can be arranged to and fro the centre, if needed.
"I like spending the day with friends at the centre and going home to my family in the evening.”
- A Day Care Centre Client
Receive an annual $200 subsidy if you, or your Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW), attend approved caregiving courses. You can also consider the Eldercarer FDW Scheme if you need a trained helper.
See a doctor or dentist near your home at lower cost. Referrals to Specialist Outpatient Clinics in public hospitals or the National Dental Centre are also subsidised. All members of the Pioneer Generation also get CHAS subsidies.
A network of General Practitioners supported by nurses and care coordinators who aim to provide holistic and coordinated care for patients with chronic conditions.
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