Programmes

Seniors

  • Active Aging
  • Befriending

Our Active Aging programme encourages seniors to stay healthy and active, both physically and mentally. Through a wide array of activities, we seek to engage the seniors and enrich their life experiences. Join us for a variety of exciting activities, from low impact aerobics, to rummikub and outings to various locations in Singapore.

FAQs
How do I qualify as a member for this programme?
Members have to be:
  • aged 60 years and above
  • able to move around independently
  • interested in being active and engaged in the community
  • resident of the Potong Pasir Constituency

Give us a call at 6281 1866 or email Abigail at abigailchua@calvary.org.sg for more details on how to sign-up as a member of our Active Ageing Programme

Does the active aging programme extend to all areas in Singapore?

No, it is only for seniors residing in the Potong Pasir Constituency.

Do I need to pay for this programme?

Most of our programmes are free, with the exception of a few ad-hoc events which may require a small fee.

Additionally, there is a compulsory fee of $8 for the programme t-shirt to be paid when registering.

Our Befriending programme offers friendship, social, and psycho-emotional support to seniors who are lonely. Without intervention, these seniors are at risk of being socially isolated.

We reach out to less mobile, or socially isolated seniors, aged 60 year and above, through our befriending programme. Our befrienders conduct weekly home visits. Over time, we hope that the senior befriendees will develop meaningful friendships with their befrienders, and age gracefully in their golden years.

Additionally, our volunteers may also provide support in the following areas where possible:
  • Reading of letters
  • Escorting seniors to medical appointments
  • Accompanying frail seniors to do grocery shopping
FAQs
How do I sign up for the Befriending programme?
There are two ways to sign up:
  • Through a referral from hospitals, family service centres or social service agencies
  • Call us at 6281 1866 or email Abigail, at abigailchua@calvary.org.sg to arrange for a home assessment. Other than the senior themselves, we encourage the senior’s family to be present during the home assessment.
Does the Befriending programme extend to all areas in Singapore?

Currently, our programme is only for seniors staying in the Potong Pasir constituency.

Do I need to pay for this programme?

No, the programme is free of charge.

Testimonies

Alice Tan 93 years old and Daisy Wee 71 years old (Befriending Mother and Daughter)

Alice and Daisy are happy with and always looking forward to our visits. Daisy is grateful as she gets to run errands. They are happy to be able to get out at least once a week. The SMU student volunteers are warm and friendly, personal and helpful. Their concern and efforts in making time for these ladies have touched Alice and Daisy. Despite language being a problem for a few initially, that did not prove to hinder the communication barrier to be broken soon enough for the ladies to enjoy chatting away. Outings and activities organised by C3 have led to less boredom. Daisy cannot stop praising Abigail for her efforts. Alice shows her gratitude by her joy whenever she sees Abigail.

Alice Tan 93 years old and Daisy Wee 71 years old (Befriending Mother and Daughter)

Alice and Daisy are happy with and always looking forward to our visits. Daisy is grateful as she gets to run errands. They are happy to be able to get out at least once a week. The SMU student volunteers are warm and friendly, personal and helpful. Their concern and efforts in making time for these ladies have touched Alice and Daisy. Despite language being a problem for a few initially, that did not prove to hinder the communication barrier to be broken soon enough for the ladies to enjoy chatting away. Outings and activities organised by C3 have led to less boredom. Daisy cannot stop praising Abigail for her efforts. Alice shows her gratitude by her joy whenever she sees Abigail.

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