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.
We organise regular activities and puzzles to keep seniors connected in whatsapp groups and collaborate with partners to run events online over zoom.
When the regulations allow for it, some of our regular Active Aging programmes – such as Rummikub, brisks walks and exercises can continue in person.
No, it is only for seniors residing in the Potong Pasir Constituency.
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 provides friendship and psycho-emotional support to seniors who are lonely. Without intervention, these seniors will continue to be socially isolated, at risk of falling into depression or physical deterioration.
Our befriending programme reaches out to less mobile and/or socially isolated seniors, over 60 years old through weekly home visits.
We hope that over time, our seniors will develop meaningful friendships with their befrienders and age gracefully in place.
Currently, our programme is only for seniors staying in the Potong Pasir constituency.
No, the programme is free of charge.
We met the Fong siblings who were in their 80s, during a home visit. We saw how each day passes with them staring at their ceilings, just waiting for time to pass. They suffer from dementia and greatly detest each other. They have no children, no one to care for them – life seemed miserable and they barely get by.
We are thankful that it has been months since our loving befrienders entered their lives. Through our befriending programme, we donated furniture, food, fixed up their TV, brought them out for outings and vaccination too. The Fongs look forward to the weekly visits as our befrienders became the only friends they could talk to.
When we first visited Mr N, he was living alone in a cluttered and dirty living condition.
After getting to know him, he now looks forward to attending physical events so much. Despite his mobility condition due to a stroke which meant that he had to spend thrice as much time getting to a location, he was usually the first one to arrive at our Rummikub sessions!
It’s a great joy to see how C3’s Befriending and Active Aging programmes give him something to look forward to every week.