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:
Functional Screening: 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
Chronic Disease Screening: Visit our Community Health Posts to consult health coaches for one-to-one advice on how your loved one can adopt a healthier lifestyle!
Exercises||• Sweat it out in group Exercise Sessions!
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!
Seniors Health Curriculum: Your loved one can join a fun-filled workshop to learn more about successful ageing, and get tips on making healthier lifestyle choices.
Healthy Cooking Class: 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.
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.
Care and 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.
Silver Generation (SG) Ambassadors
: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.
• 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.
"I like spending the day with friends at the centre and going home to my family in the evening.”
- A day care centre client
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.