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 our seniors age gracefully.
Stay active, healthy and socially engaged! Join these active ageing programmes near your neighbourhood.
Health Screening||• Functional Screening: Check eyes, check ears, check mouth!
It is a basic check to ensure your eyes, ears and mouth are in good health. This is so you can see better, hear better and keep enjoying the food you love. It is important to get checked so that you can get the right treatment early if you find any conditions. You may find out about available sessions
• Chronic Disease Screening: Visit our Community Health Posts. You will get to consult our health coaches to get one-to-one advice on how to adopt a healthier lifestyle!
Exercises||• Sweat it out in group Exercise Sessions!
Learn a range of different exercises, including Resistance Band Exercises, Low Impact Aerobics, Line Dance, Qigong and Taichi. These exercises help to strengthen your joints and muscles, improve your heart health and circulation, and keep your mind and body healthy!
Social Activities||• Seniors Health Curriculum: Join a fun-filled workshop. Learn more about successful ageing and get tips on making healthier lifestyle choices.
• Healthy Cooking Class: Learn how to prepare healthy dishes through live demonstration by our instructors.
• Keep your minds active and make new friends through
Social Activities such as Rummy-O, Karaoke and Café-Corner.
If you live alone or feel lonely, we can match you with friendly volunteer befrienders in your neighbourhood! The befrienders will visit you regularly to lend you a helping hand and listening ear.
Care and Support
If you are frail, we will get necessary health and social support services to you promptly!
Who to Contact
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.
Keen to Volunteer?
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 Singapore Silver Line at 1800 650 6060.
SOME COMMUNITY CARE SERVICES YOU MAY FIND USEFUL
"I like spending the day with friends at the centre and going home to my family in the evening.”
- A day care centre client
Support in the Community
• Day Care
: 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.
• Caregivers Training Grant
: 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.
• Community Health Assist Scheme
: 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.
• Primary Care Network
: A network of General Practitioners supported by nurses and care coordinators who aim to provide holistic and coordinated care for patients with chronic conditions.